20 February 1961|
Rothbury, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
St Paul's Girls' School|
Exeter College, Oxford
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Imogen Stubbs, Lady Nunn (born 20 February 1961) is an English actress and writer.
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 a vintage river barge on the Thames. She was educated at Cavendish Primary School, then at two independent schools: St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School, where Stubbs was one of the girls in the mixed 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 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.
In 1994, she married Sir Trevor Nunn, acquiring the courtesy title of Lady Nunn. The couple have two children: a son and a daughter Ellie Nunn also an actress. It was announced in April 2011 that she and Nunn were to separate.
She is a second cousin of Alexander Armstrong.
|1988||A Summer Story||Megan David|
|1989||Erik the Viking||Princess Aud|
|1991||True Colors||Diana Stiles|
|1991||The Wanderer||Narrator (voice)|
|1994||A Pin for the Butterfly||Mother|
|1995||Jack and Sarah||Sarah|
|1995||Sense & Sensibility||Lucy Steele|
|1996||Twelfth Night or What You Will||Viola|
|2017||Kew Gardens||Isabella||Short, post-production|
|2018||London Unplugged||Anthology film|
|1985||The Browning Version||Mrs. Gilbert||TV film|
|1988||The Rainbow||Ursula Brangwen||TV miniseries|
|1988||Deadline||Lady Romy Burton||TV film|
|1990||Relatively Speaking||Ginny Whittaker||TV film|
|1990||Pasternak||Lara / Olga (voice)||TV film|
|1990||Screen Two||Sarah Atchison||"Fellow Traveller"|
|1992||Sandra, c'est la vie||Marie||TV film|
|1992||Performance||Helen Banner||"After the Dance"|
|1993||Anna Lee: Headcase||Anna Lee||TV film|
|1994||Anna Lee||Anna Lee||Main role|
|2000||Blind Ambition||Annie Thomas||TV film|
|2000||Big Kids||Sarah Spiller||Main role|
|2001||Lee Evans: So What Now?||Chloe||"Sofa So Good"|
|2002||Township Opera||Narrator||TV film|
|2005||Casualty||Chloe Greer||"Running out of Kisses"|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple||Mona Symmington||"The Moving Finger"|
|2009||New Tricks||Lotte Davenport||"Shadow Show"|
|2010||The Adventures of Daniel||Mrs. Wallace||TV film|
|2011||Injustice||Gemma Lawrence||"1.4", "1.5"|
|2017||Holby City||Evelyn Chapman||"It Has to be Now"|
|2018||Death in Paradise||Valerie O'Toole||"7.3"|
|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")
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Taylor, Interviews by Jeremy (10 January 2018). "Relative Values: the actress Imogen Stubbs, and her daughter, Ellie Nunn". Retrieved 10 January 2018 – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
- "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. Archived from the original on 17 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Cast, Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre". Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- "Theatre Royal Bath – What's On". Theatre Royal Bath. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- Lawrence, Ben. "Communicating Doors, Menier Chocolate Factory". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2015.