Joanne Froggatt

British actress Joanne Froggatt leapt from relative obscurity to worldwide fame in 2010 as the loyal maid Anna Smith in the popular U. K. drama series "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS, 2010- ). The role was the culmination of a ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1980 in Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, GB

Filmography

Actor (13)

Dark Angel 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Downton Abbey 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Filth 2014 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Still Life 2013 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

U Want Me 2 Kill Him? 2013 (Movie)

Sarah Clayton (Actor)

In Our Name 2010 (Movie)

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Robin Hood 2009 (Tv Show)

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Life on Mars (BBCA) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Street 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Girls (BBCA) 1999 - 2000, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Island at War 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Miranda 2001 (Movie)

Jacquie (Actor)

Nature Boy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

British actress Joanne Froggatt leapt from relative obscurity to worldwide fame in 2010 as the loyal maid Anna Smith in the popular U. K. drama series "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS, 2010- ). The role was the culmination of a series of critically regarded turns on British television that saw Froggatt tackle some exceptionally complex female characters, from a teenaged mother on "Coronation Street" (ITV, 1960- ) to child killer Myra Hindley in "See No Evil: The Moors Murders" (ITV, 2006). After proving her ability to carry a motion picture with the intense drama "In Our Name" (2010), Froggatt began her tenure on "Downton Abbey" as Anna Smith, whose romance with the ill-fated Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle) was among the show's emotional high points. Froggatt received widespread praise for her performance, which served as the official beginning of her transition from featured player to breakout star.

Milestones

2010

Landed role of Anna Smith, the head housemaid at "Downton Abbey" (ITV, PBS)

2010

Made feature film debut in "In Our Name" (2010) as a soldier who struggles with paranoia after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq

2007

Returned to the stage in a production of "All About My Mother" at the Old Vic Theatre

2006

Played convicted killer Myra Hindley in docudrama "See No Evil: The Moors Murders" (ITV)

1997

Landed recurring role as a teenaged mother on "Coronation Street" (ITV)

1996

Postponed attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to make her television debut on "The Bill" (ITV)

Began acting as a child with a theater troupe in Scarborough

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