Alison Steadman is a Actor British born on 26 august 1946 at Liverpool (United-kingdom)
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Nationality United-kingdomBirth 26 august 1946Alison Steadman, OBE (born 26 August 1946) is an English actress. She won the 1991 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Life is Sweet, and the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Mari in the original production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. In a 2007 Channel 4 poll, the "50 Greatest Actors" voted for by other actors, she was ranked No. 42.
(74 years) at Liverpool (United-kingdom
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Steadman made her professional stage debut in 1968 and went on to establish her career in Mike Leigh's 1970s TV plays Nuts in May (1976) and Abigail's Party (1977). She received BAFTA TV Award nominations for the 1986 BBC serial The Singing Detective, and in 2001 for the ITV drama series Fat Friends (2000-05). Other television roles include Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Gavin & Stacey (2007-10). Her other film appearances include A Private Function (1984), Clockwise (1986) Shirley Valentine (1989), Topsy Turvy (1999) and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).
In Manchester in 1972, shooting his television film Hard Labour, director Mike Leigh drove over to Liverpool to see Ted Whitehead's play The Foursome, (Steadman was in the Liverpool Everyman cast). He asked Steadman to be in his film. "During the preparation of the film, Mike and Alison, as they both say, 'got together.' " They married in 1973 and had two sons, Toby (born February 1978) and Leo (born August 1981). The couple separated in 1995 and divorced in 2001.
Steadman's present partner is Michael Elwyn and the couple live in Highgate, London.
Steadman and other celebrities, including Tom Hiddleston, Jo Brand, E. L. James and Rachel Riley, designed and signed cards for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The campaign was launched by crafting company Stampin’ Up! UK and the cards were auctioned off on eBay during May 2014.