Joanna Louise Page
23 March 1977
James Thornton (m. 2003)
Joanna Louise Page (born 23 March 1977) is a Welsh actress. She appeared as Stacey Shipman in the BAFTA-winning television series Gavin & Stacey. She also played Dora Spenlow in an adaptation of David Copperfield from 1999.
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.
Page came to wider public attention after taking a leading role in the BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, playing the main part of Stacey Shipman. On 23 November 2007, she turned on the Christmas lights in Barry Island, 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 2009, 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 Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington at the Milton Keynes Theatre.
From May 2011, Page provided the voice of the lead character in the first season of Nick Jr. UK's pre-school animation, Poppy Cat and is later replaced by Jessica Ransom from BBC's Doc Martin. 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. In November 2013, Page starred as Queen Elizabeth I in "The Day of the Doctor", the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who.
In August 2019, Page narrated Britain's Parking Hell on Channel 5 and appeared in the return Christmas episode of Gavin and Stacey.
Page is married to English actor James Thornton. They both appeared in the 1999 TV serial 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.
Page and Thornton have three children – a daughter born in February 2013, and sons born in April 2015 and December 2016.
|2004||Mine All Mine||Candy Vivaldi|
|Making Waves||OM Rosie Bowen|
|2005||To the Ends of the Earth||Marion Chumley|
|2007–2010, 2019||Gavin & Stacey||Stacey Shipman||21 Episodes|
|2008||Love Soup||Heather||Series 2, Episode 10|
|2009||Jack Osbourne: Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie||Herself||Series 5, Episode 3|
|Mist: Sheepdog Tales||Fly||Series 3, 6 Episodes, Voice only|
|2010||Would I Lie to You?||Herself|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||Hester||"The Blue Geranium"|
|My Pet Shame||Host|
|White Van Man||Kat||Series 1, Episode 2|
|2011–present||Poppy Cat||Poppy Cat||Series 1, Voice only|
|2012||The Syndicate||Leanne Powell|
|2013–present||Q Pootle 5||Oopsy||Voice only|
|2013||Doctor Who||Queen Elizabeth I||1 episode: "The Day of the Doctor"|
|2016||Home from Home||Fiona Hackett||Pilot Episode only|
|2017||Spring Break with Granddad||Voice Over||Voice only|
|2019||Britain's Parking Hell: Ticket Wars||Narrator||Voice only|
|2019||Midsomer Murders||Holly Ackroyd||"The Miniature Murders"|
|2019||Dial M for Middlesbrough||Susan|
|David Copperfield||Dora Spenlow|
|2001||Very Annie Mary||Bethan Bevan|
|From Hell||Ann Crook|
|The Lost World||Gladys|
|Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill||Babs Carter|
|2012||Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger||Mrs. Peterson|
|2010||Dick Whittington||Alice Fritzwarren|
|Carphone Warehouse advert||Narrator|
|2012||Sun Bingo advert||Narrator|
Recognition and awards
- Grant, Olly (14 September 2008). "On the Move: Joanna Page". timesonline.co.uk. London, UK. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
- Hussain, Ali (13 July 2008). "Fame and Fortune: Joanna Page". The Times. London, UK: News Corporation. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
-  Archived 26 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine
- FHM Cover Archived 26 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Fhm.com; accessed 29 January 2012.
- "Superdrug makes TV comeback with a new ad". Marketing Week. October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Tobin, Christian (2 April 2013). "'Doctor Who': Gavin & Stacey's Joanna Page joins 50th anniversary cast". Digital Spy.
- Hello Magazine
- Joanna Page Twitter announcement re expecting first child, twitter.com; accessed 19 December 2016.
- "The British Sitcom Guide". 7 November 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2007.