Catherine Steadman

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Catherine Steadman
Born England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Catherine Steadman is an English actress, best known for playing Mabel Lane Fox in series 5 (2014) of ITV drama Downton Abbey. She also played Nurse Angela Wilson in ITV's 1960s drama Breathless, Joan Bulmer in the final season of The Tudors and Maggie Lewis in the 2016 ITV miniseries Tutankhamun.


Steadman trained at the Oxford School of Drama.[1] She made her screen debut playing Julia Bertram in ITV Drama's adaptation of Mansfield Park.[2] She has since appeared in several television programmes including The Tudors, The Inbetweeners, Holby City, Law & Order: UK, Missing, Lewis, Fresh Meat, Quirke and played Nurse Angela Wilson opposite Jack Davenport in the ITV drama Breathless. In 2014 she played Kate in comedy series Trying Again and Mabel Lane Fox in Downton Abbey.

On stage she played Izzy in the original production of Polly Stenham's play That Face at the Royal Court Theatre for which she was praised by critics.[3] She also reprised the role in the West End transfer. The cast were nominated for an Olivier Award.[4] In 2015 Steadman played Jean Tatlock in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Oppenheimer in Stratford on avon and in the West End transfer. She was nominated for a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Steadman can be seen in the films Dust, Princess Kaiulani, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Outpost: Black Sun[5] and Richard Curtis' About Time.


Film & Television
Year Film Role Notes
2006 The Bill Jessica Bentham ITV Drama
2007 Mansfield Park Julia Bertram ITV Drama
Hippie Hippie Shake Petra Working Title Films
Holby City Anna Richards BBC
2009 Dust Elodie Film
Princess Kaiulani Miss Barnes Matador Films
The Inbetweeners Daisy E4 (Episode: "The Duke of Edinburgh Awards")
The Tudors Joan Bulmer Season 4
Missing Helen Harper BBC
Law & Order: UK Joanne Ellis ITV (Episode: "Defence")
2010 An Old Fashioned Christmas Matilda Bassett Hallmark USA
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Ashley BBC Films
2011 Outpost 2: Black Sun Lena Lionsgate
Once & For All Woman Music video
2012 Lewis Polly Beatty ITV (Episodes 7.1 & 7.2)
The Lost Buoys Daughter Music video
About Time Tina Working Title Films
2013 Quirke Claire Stafford BBC
Fresh Meat Alison Objective/Channel 4
Breathless Angela Wilson ITV
2014 Trying Again Kate Sky Living
Downton Abbey Mabel Lane Fox ITV
2015 Tutankhamun Maggie Lewis ITV
2016 Midsomer Murders Corina Craven ITV episode 19.1 "The Village That Rose from the Dead"
2017 Fearless Dr Karen Buxton ITV
Bucket Gemma BBC4
Victoria Mary Forbes ITV


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