|Born||Joanna Louise Page
23 March 1978
Treboeth, Swansea, Wales
|Spouse(s)||James Thornton (m. 2003)|
|Children||One daughter (b. 2013)|
Page was born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales, the only child of garage mechanic and financial services worker Susan Angela (née Foster) and Nigel Leslie Page. She attended Mynyddbach Comprehensive School, where she was head girl. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998.
On graduation from RADA, Page spent ten years in stage-based roles, mainly costume dramas for the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. This led to appearances in film productions, including From Hell, Mine All Mine, Love Actually and Miss Julie. She also starred as Mark Owen's love interest in his music video for "Makin' Out".
Page came to wider public attention after taking a leading role in the BBC Three comedy Gavin & Stacey, playing the main part of Stacey. On 23 November 2007, she turned on the Christmas lights in Barry, the town where Gavin & Stacey is partly set and filmed.
Page had a leading role in the 2001 BBC drama production, The Cazalets, about a disparate well to do English family during the Second World War. In 2009, Page provided the voice-overs for a series of Kingsmill bread TV and radio advertisements and the Christmas TV advertising campaign for the Carphone Warehouse. In December, she was the cover star of FHM. During Christmas 2009, Page played the role of Cinderella in pantomime in Woking, a role she played a year earlier in Wimbledon. The following year, she played the role of Alice Fritzwareen in Dick Whittington at the Milton Keynes Theatre.
In 2010, she hosted Sky 1 show My Pet Shame. In October, she became the new face of Superdrug. From May 2011, Page provided the voice of the lead character in Nick Jr. UK's pre-school animation, Poppy Cat. In 2012, Page played Leanne Powell in the BBC One drama series The Syndicate, Helen Pearson in the Sky Living comedy Gates, and Mrs Peterson in Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger.
Page is married to English actor James Thornton. The couple live in Oxfordshire, with Page's Jack Russell dog, Daisy. They both appeared in the 1999 BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield (Page as Dora Spenlow and Thornton as Ham Peggotty). They were introduced a year later by Page's friend Maxine Peake, who was appearing alongside Thornton in the Royal National Theatre's stage adaptation of The Cherry Orchard.
At the age of 28, Page was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, for which she takes daily medication. She is an ambassador for veterinary charity PDSA, and raises funds for Breast Cancer Care after her mother was diagnosed with and cured of the disease.
|2004||Mine All Mine||Candy Vivaldi|
|2004||Making Waves||OM Rosie Bowen|
|2005||To the Ends of the Earth||Marion Chumley|
|2008||Love Soup||Heather||Series 2, Episode 10|
|2009||Jack Osbourne: Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie||Herself||Series 5, Episode 3|
|2007–2010||Gavin & Stacey||Stacey Shipman (née West)|
|2009||Mist: Sheepdog Tales (TV series)||Fly||Series 3, 6 Episodes, Voice only|
|2009||Carphone Warehouse advert||Narrator|
|2010||Would I Lie to You?||Herself|
|2010||Marple: The Blue Geranium|
|2010||My Pet Shame||Host|
|2011||White Van Man||Kat||Series 1, Episode 2|
|2011–present||Poppy Cat||Poppy Cat||Voice only|
|2012||The Syndicate||Leanne Powell|
|2013||Doctor Who||Queen Elizabeth I||1 episode, The Day of the Doctor|
|1999||David Copperfield||Dora Spenlow|
|2001||Very Annie Mary||Bethan Bevan|
|2001||From Hell||Ann Crook|
|2001||The Lost World||Gladys|
|2003||Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill||Babs Carter|
|2012||Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger||Mrs. Peterson|
|2010||Dick Whittington||Alice Fritzwarren|
|2009||Carphone Warehouse advert||Narrator|
|2012||Sun Bingo advert||Narrator|
Recognition and awards
- Grant, Olly (14 September 2008). "On the Move: Joanna Page – Times Online". timesonline.co.uk (London). Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- Catherine O' Brien (5 August 2012). "Joanna Page, 'Gavin would never work for me in real life'". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- Hussain, Ali (13 July 2008). "Fame and Fortune: Joanna Page". The Times (London: News Corporation). Retrieved 13 September 2010.
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- FHM Cover. Fhm.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
- "Superdrug makes TV comeback with a new ad". Marketing Week. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Happy news! James + I are delighted to announce we're expecting a baby! X" on Twitter. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- "The British Sitcom Guide – News". Retrieved 2007-11-07.