20 February 1961 |
Rothbury, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
|Education||St Paul's Girls' School
Exeter College, Oxford
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
Imogen Stubbs, Lady Nunn (born 20 February 1961) is an English actress and playwright.
Imogen Stubbs was born in Rothbury, Northumberland, lived briefly in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where her father was a naval officer, and then moved with her parents to London, where they lived on an elderly river barge on the Thames. She was educated at two independent schools: St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School, where Stubbs was one of the "token girls" in the sixth form, and Exeter College, Oxford, gaining a First Class degree. Her acting career started with Irina in a student production of Three Sisters at the Oxford Playhouse and her first professional success, while still at RADA, was as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
She graduated from RADA in the same class as Jane Horrocks and Iain Glen, and has since become an Associate Member of RADA. She achieved success on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, notably as Desdemona in Othello, which was directed by Trevor Nunn. Additional stage work includes Saint Joan at the Strand Theatre and Heartbreak House at the Haymarket and in Jessica Lange's London production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1997.
In 1994 she married Sir Trevor Nunn, acquiring the courtesy title of Lady Nunn. They have two children: a son and a daughter. It was announced in April 2011 that she and Nunn were to separate. She is a second cousin of Alexander Armstrong.
|1985||The Browning Version||Mrs Gilbert|
|1988||The Rainbow||Ursula Brangwen||Three-episode BBC1 production by Stuart Burge, aired in December.|
|1988||Deadline||Lady Romy Burton||TV film|
|1989||Fellow Traveller||Sarah Atchinson|
|1990||Relatively Speaking||Ginny Whittaker|
|1990||Pasternak||Lara and Olga||Voice roles|
|1990||Othello||Desdemona||RSC/Primetime/BBC Production by Greg Smith, directed by Trevor Nunn|
|1992||After the Dance||Helen||BBC2 television production by Stuart Burge|
|1993||Sandra, C'est la Vie||Marie|
|1993–1994||Anna Lee||Anna Lee|
|2000||Blind Ambition||Annie Thomas|
|2000||Big Kids||Sarah Spiller|
|2001||So What Now?||Chloe|
|2005||Casualty||Chloe Greer||Episode: "Running out of Kisses"|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple: The Moving Finger||Mona Symmington|
|2006||Brief Encounters||Sonia||Episode: "Semi-Detached"|
|2009||New Tricks||Lottie Davenport||Episode: "Shadow Show"|
|2011||Injustice||Gemma Lawrence||2 Episodes|
|2012||Doctors||Miranda Payne||Episode: "High-Flyer"|
|2012||Parents||Isabelle Hopkins||Guest appearance in episode 3 of Sky1 comedy|
|2012||Switch||Esme||Episode: "Summer Solstice Showdown"|
|1988||A Summer Story||Megan David|
|1989||Erik the Viking||Princess Aud|
|1991||True Colors||Diana Stiles|
|1994||A Pin for the Butterfly||Mother|
|1995||Jack & Sarah||Sarah|
|1995||Sense and Sensibility||Lucy Steele|
|1996||Twelfth Night: Or What You Will||Viola|
|2000||Snow on Saturday||Director, Co-writer||Winner, "UCI Cinemas Award" best British short film|
|2006||Stories of Lost Souls||Friend in crowd||segment: "Standing Room Only"|
|2007||Behind the Director's Son's Cut||Princess Aud|
|1996||The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century|
|1998||Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward|
|2015||Natural World, Return of the Giant Killers||Narrator||BBC|
|1985||Cabaret||Sally Bowles||Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich|
|1985||The Boyfriend||Polly Browne||Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich|
|1986||The Rover||Helena||Swan Theatre, Stratford|
|1986||Two Noble Kinsmen||Gaoler's daughter||The Other Place, Stratford|
|1987||Richard II||Queen Isabel||Swan|
|1989||Othello||Desdemona||The Other Place|
|1992||Heartbreak House||Ellie||Theatre Royal, Haymarket|
|1994||Saint Joan||Joan||Strand Theatre|
|1994||Uncle Vanya||Yelena||Chichester Festival|
|1996||A Streetcar Named Desire||Stella||Theatre Royal, Haymarket|
|1998||Closer||Anna||Lyric Theatre, London|
|2001||The Relapse||Amanda||National Theatre|
|2002||Three Sisters||Masha||Theatre Royal, Bath (and tour)|
|2003||Mum's the Word||Linda||Albery Theatre|
|2006||Duchess of Malfi||Duchess||West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds|
|2008||Scenes from a Marriage||Marianne||Belgrade Theatre, Coventry|
|2009||Alphabetical Order||Lucy||Hampstead Theatre|
|2010||The Glass Menagerie||Amanda||Shared Experience|
|2011||Private Lives||Amanda||Manchester Royal Exchange|
|2011||Little Eyolf||Rita||Jermyn Street Theatre, London|
|2011||Salt, Root and Roe||Menna||Trafalgar Studios, London|
|2012||Orpheus Descending||Lady||Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester|
|2013||Third Finger, Left Hand||Niamh||Trafalgar Studios, London|
|2013||Strangers on a Train||Elsie||Gielgud Theatre, London|
|2014||Little Revolution||Sarah / various||Almeida Theatre, London|
|2015||Communicating Doors||Ruella||Menier Theatre, London|
|2016||Things I Know to be True||Fran Price||Frantic Assembly|
Other projects and contributions
- When Love Speaks (2002, EMI Classics) – Shakespeare's "Sonnet 21" ("So it is not with me as with that Muse")
In July 2004 Stubbs's play We Happy Few, directed by her husband and starring Juliet Stevenson and Marcia Warren, opened at the Gielgud Theatre, London, after a try-out in Malvern. In September 2008 Reader's Digest announced that she had joined the magazine as a contributing editor and writer of adventure stories.
- Edmonds, Mark (31 March 2013), "The world's fastest interview", The Sunday Times Magazine, p. 7
- Barnett, Laura (9 March 2010). "Imogen Stubbs, actor". The Guardian. London. p. G2-23.
- Montague-Smith, Patrick (1970). Debrett's Correct Form. pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-7472-0658-9.
- "Nunn, Sir Trevor (Robert)". Who's Who. Oxford, England: A & C Black. 2011.
- "Imogen Stubbs and Sir Trevor Nunn separate after 21 years". Daily Telegraph. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Stubbs, Imogen Mary, (Lady Nunn)". Who's Who. Oxford, England: A & C Black. 2011.
- Trowbridge, Simon (2008). "Imogen Stubbs". Stratfordians: a biographical dictionary of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Oxford, England: Editions Albert Creed. p. 475. ISBN 978-0-9559830-1-6.
- Gardner, Lynn (8 March 2011). "Private Lives – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- Coveney, Michael (9 May 2011). "Little Eyolf, Jermyn Street Theatre, London". The Independent. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "The Stage / Listings / Orpheus Descending". Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "AUTUMN – the Royal Exchange Theatre". Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "Strangers on a Train, Based on Novel, to Star Laurence Fox and Jack Huston at London's Gielgud Theatre". playbill.com. Playbill. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Cast, Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre". Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- Lawrence, Ben. "Communicating Doors, Menier Chocolate Factory". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
- Taylor, Paul (6 July 2004). "We Happy Few". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
- Carter, Meg (15 September 2008). "Digest revamped". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 September 2008.