Joanna Louise Page
Joanna Louise Page
23 March 1978
James Thornton (m. 2003)
Page was born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales, the only child of 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.
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, 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.
Page is married to English actor James Thornton. The couple live in Oxfordshire. 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.
At the age of 28, Page was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, for which she takes daily medication. She is an ambassador for the charity PDSA, and raises funds for Breast Cancer Care because her mother was diagnosed with and cured of the disease.
On 13 September 2012, Page announced that she and Thornton were expecting their first child. On 15 February 2013, she gave birth to a daughter, Eva. She gave birth to a son, Kit, on 1 April 2015 and, on 13 December 2016, a son, Noah.
|2004||Mine All Mine||Candy Vivaldi|
|Making Waves||OM Rosie Bowen|
|2005||To the Ends of the Earth||Marion Chumley|
|2007–2010||Gavin & Stacey||Stacey Shipman|
|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|
|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.
- 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, 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. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Tobin, Christian (2 April 2013). "'Doctor Who': Gavin & Stacey's Joanna Page joins 50th anniversary cast". Digital Spy.
- @jopage (13 September 2012). ""Happy news! James + I are delighted to announce we're expecting a baby! X"" (Tweet). Retrieved 23 September 2012 – via Twitter.
- Joanna Page Twitter announcement re expecting first child, twitter.com; accessed 19 December 2016.
- "'Gavin and Stacey' star Joanna Page gives birth to "beautiful baby boy", Daily Mirror; retrieved 19 December 2016
- "The British Sitcom Guide". Retrieved 7 November 2007.