Alison Steadman

Actor, Secretary
This blonde British character actress is perhaps best known to American audiences for her performances in two highly-praised British TV series. Steadman was the wife of Michael Gambon's "The Singing Detective" (1986) ... Read more »
Born: 08/26/1946 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (37)

Boomers 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Burn Burn Burn 2016 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Dad's Army 2016 (Movie)

Mrs. Fox (Actor)

Orphan Black 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Blood 2015 (Movie)

Auntie Jean (Actor)

Gavin & Stacey (BBC) 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

Sam's Mum (Actor)

Fat Friends (BBCA) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Now 2001 (Movie)

Bronwyn Race (Actor)

The Wimbledon Poisoner 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack & the Beanstalk 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Topsy-Turvy 1999 (Movie)

Madame Leon (Actor)

Stressed Eric 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Cold Lazarus 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pride and Prejudice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Blame It on the Bellboy 1992 (Movie)

Rosemary Horton (Actor)

Life Is Sweet 1991 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

The Finding 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Wilt 1990 (Movie)

Eva Wilt (Actor)

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

The Short and Curlies 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stormy Monday 1988 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The Singing Detective 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Clockwise 1986 (Movie)

Gwenda Stimpson (Actor)

Number One 1984 (Movie)

Doreen (Actor)

A Private Function 1983 (Movie)

Mrs Allardyce (Actor)

Champions 1983 (Movie)

Mary Hussey (Actor)

Kipperbang 1982 (Movie)

Estelle Land (Actor)

Abigail's Party 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nuts in May 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inside No. 9 (Tv Show)

Actor

Karaoke (TV Show)

Actor

Midsomer Murders (Tv Show)

Actor

Virtuoso (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This blonde British character actress is perhaps best known to American audiences for her performances in two highly-praised British TV series. Steadman was the wife of Michael Gambon's "The Singing Detective" (1986) and portrayed the excitable Mrs. Bennett in "Pride and Prejudice" (1995).

Relationships

George Steadman

Father

Marjorie Steadman

Mother

Michael Elwyn

Companion
met c. 1996 live together

Mike Leigh

Husband
married Septemebr 15, 1973 separated in 1996

Leo Leigh

Son
born c. 1981

Toby Leigh

Son
born c. 1978

EDUCATION

East 15 Acting School

1966 - 1969

Milestones

2006

Cast as part of an ensemble in the UK comedy, "Confetti"

2004

Cast in the HBO movie "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" starring Geoffrey Rush

2001

Starred in London stage revival of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane"

1995

Played Mrs. Bennett in the highly-praised BBC adapation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"

1988

Played the wife of Michael Gambon in the acclaimed British TV series, "The Singing Detective", written by Dennis Potter

1983

Film debut, "Champions"

1977

Acclaimed for her performance in the British stage and TV productions of "Abigail's Party", written and directed by Mike Leigh

1973

London stage debut, "Wholesome Glory"

1973

British TV debut, "Hard Labour"

1968

Stage debut, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, UK

Worked as secretary for the Liverpool Probation Service

Bonus Trivia

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Created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in December 1999

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