Imogen Stubbs

Actor
A classically-trained, blonde beauty, Stubbs was educated at Oxford (where her classmates included Hugh Grant and director Michael Hoffman) and at RADA. Primarily known in England for her stage performances at the ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1961 in Northumberland, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (22)

Miss Marple, Series II: The Moving Finger 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Kids 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mothertime 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack and Sarah 1996 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Twelfth Night 1996 (Movie)

Viola/Cesario (Actor)

Anna Lee: Diversion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Lee: Dupe 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Lee: Headcase 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Lee: Requiem 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Lee: Stalker 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Lucy Steele (Actor)

Anna Lee: The Cook's Tale 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Pin for the Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

True Colors 1991 (Movie)

Diana Stiles (Actor)

Relatively Speaking 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)

Princess Aud (Actor)

The Rainbow 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Summer Story 1988 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Nanou 1988 (Movie)

Nanou (Actor)

Fellow Traveller 1986 (Movie)

Sarah Atchison (Actor)

Privileged 1982 (Movie)

Imogen (Actor)

Pasternak (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

A classically-trained, blonde beauty, Stubbs was educated at Oxford (where her classmates included Hugh Grant and director Michael Hoffman) and at RADA. Primarily known in England for her stage performances at the Ipswitch Repertory Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among her more notable roles include the leads in the musicals "The Boyfriend" and "Cabaret" and such classical parts as Helena in "The Rover" the Queen to Jeremy Irons' "Richard II" and the title role in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan". Stubbs won critical marks for her turn as Stella to Jessica Lange's Blanche in Sir Peter Hall's London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1996-97).

Stubbs made an impressive debut as the reactive title character in the British-French co-production "Nanou" (1987), which briefly featured Daniel Day-Lewis as the heroine's friend. Subsequently she offered a poignant performance in Piers Haggard's "A Summer Story" (1988), a period drama which saw her cast as a young woman whose heart is broken by a caddish barrister (James Wilby) and won praise as a seductive Norse princess in Terry Jones' "Erik the Viking" (1989). She seemed slightly miscast as a Senator's daughter in her American feature debut, "True Colors" (1991) but bounced back in two 1995 films. She was briefly seen as Richard E Grant's wife who dies in childbirth in "Jack and Sarah" and was Emma Thompson's rival for Hugh Grant's affection in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility". Stubbs co-starred as Viola in "Twelfth Night" (1996), directed by her husband Trevor Nunn.

Television has perhaps provided Stubbs with her widest audience. After co-starring in the British miniseries "The Rainbow" (shown in the US in 1989 on A&E), she tackled the lead in a series of TV-movies centering on a former policewoman now working as a private detective. As "Anna Lee", Stubbs garnered critical praise and positive comparisons with Helen Mirren's "Prime Suspect" character, Jane Tennison. To date, six installments have been aired in the US on A&E.

Relationships

Esther McCracken

Grandmother

Trevor Nunn Director

Husband
directed Stubbs in "Othello" c. 1994 and the film "Twelfth Night" (1996)

Ellie Nunn

Daughter

Jesse Nunn

Son
born c. 1996

Rupert Stubbs

Brother
older

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1985
attended on scholarship; classmates included Jane Horrocks and Ralph Fiennes

Westminster College

St Paul's Girls School

Exeter College, Oxford University

attended on scholarship; graduated with honors; fellow students included Michael Hoffman and Hugh Grant

Milestones

2001

Returned to the stage in the National Theatre production of "The Relapse"

2000

Starred in the children's comedy-drama, "Big Kids"

2000

Co-starred with Robson Green in "Blind Ambition"

1987

Film acting debut, "Nanou"

1982

Appeared in Michael Hoffman's short film "Priviliged" with Hugh Grant

Appeared with Oxford University Dramatic Society in revues and at Edinburgh Festival in the play, "Poison"

Appeared as lead in British TV series "Anna Lee" (shown on A&E in the US in 1994-95)

Became member, Royal Shakespeare Company; appeared in "Two Noble Kinsmen", "The Rover", "Richard II"

Traveled extensively with family when she was young

Raised in Chiswick, England

Joined Ipswich Repertory Theatre; appeared in "Cabaret" and "The Boyfriend"

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