English actress Imogen Stubbs is a familiar face & voice with a career spanning the last four decades.
She has starred in many classic British films including the leading role of Lucy in director Ang Lee’s Oscar winning ‘Sense and Sensibility’ opposite Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. She played Viola in the big screen adaptation of ‘Twelfth Night’ alongside Helen Bonham Carter and Richard E. Grant, directed by Trevor Nunn. She played the title role of ‘Sarah’ in the 1990s classic romantic comedy ‘Jack and Sarah’, again with Richard E. Grant, and Judi Dench. She also had leading roles in the 1990 film ‘A Summer Story’ and alongside John Cusack in ‘True Colours’ in 1991.
Theatre is her true love and she is a successful and sought after stage actress, performing regularly in the West End and at top regional theatres. She has played many roles in her career including Desdemona in ‘Othello’ for the RSC, Stella in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Theatre Royal alongside Jessica Lange and Toby Stephens, Joan in ‘Saint Joan’ at the Strand Theatre, Gertrude in the Trevor Nunn directed ‘Hamlet’ at the Old Vic alongside Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear and Elsie in ‘Strangers on a Train’ at the Gielgud. In 2022 she will star as Bev and Kathy in the Park Theatre's new production of the Tony and Olivier Award winning play 'Clybourne Park' by playwright Bruce Norris.
In 2016 she received stunning reviews for her stand-out performance as Fran in ‘Things I Know to be True’ at the Lyric Hammersmith and the following UK Tour. And in 2018 she also received rave reviews playing the lead in ‘Honour’ at the Park Theatre, London.
This is just a small snapshot of the varied roles she has played in theatres up and down the country.
More recently she has had TV roles in ‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Death in Paradise’ & ‘London Unplugged’.
She is also a playwright and her play ‘We Happy Few’ starred Juliet Stevenson and ran at the Gielgud in 2004.
Imogen's accent is RP/Neutral but she was brought up in Northumberland & Scotland so most northern accents & Scottish accents come to her easily. She has performed in many accents over the years, including American and Welsh.
Doctor Who: Purity Unleashed (Audio Drama, 2023) – 'Patricia McBride', Big Finish Productions
The Children (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, 2023) (Theatre, 2023) – 'Rose', Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Clybourne Park (Park Theatre, 2022) (Theatre, 2022) – 'Bev/Kathy', Park Theatre, London
Honour (Theatre, 2018) – 'Honor', Park Theatre
Stakeout (Film, 2017) – 'Sally', short film directed by Charlie Hanson
Things I Know to be True (Lyric Theatre, 2016) (Theatre, 2016) – 'Fran Price', Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Strangers on a Train (Gielgud Theatre, 2013) (Theatre, 2013) – 'Elsie', Gielgud Theatre
Hamlet (Old Vic 2004) (Theatre, 2004) – 'Gertrude', Old Vic
Mum's the Word (Albery Theatre, 2003) (Theatre, 2003) – Albery Theatre
A Streetcar Named Desire (1996, Theatre Royal, Haymarket) (Theatre, 1996-1997) – 'Stella Kowalski', Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Twelfth Night (film) (Film, 1996) – 'Viola', Renaissance Films/BBC Films
Uncle Vanya (1996, Albery Theatre, London) (Theatre, 1996) – 'Yelena', Albery Theatre, London
Sense and Sensibility (1995 film) (Film, 1995) – 'Lucy Steele', Colombia Pictures
Jack and Sarah (Film, 1995) – 'Sarah', Polygram Entertainment
Saint Joan (Theatre, 1994) – 'Joan of Arc', Strand Theatre
True Colours (Film, 1991) – 'Diana Stiles', Paramount Pictures
Othello (RSC 1989) (Theatre, 1989) – 'Desdemona', RSC, The Other Place Stratford/The Young Vic, London
A Summer Story (Film, 1988) – 'Megan David', Atlantic Entertainment
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