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Biography

Formerly referred to as the Dharmas, Steadman is really a melodic Brit-pop, alternative pop/rock outfit that is in comparison to Radiohead, Oasis, and Suede, amongst others. The music group was created in Hastings, Britain, in 1998, and after playing its talk about of U.K. gigs, the Dharmas authorized with Arista’s English division. But points didn’t workout with Arista; ultimately, the Dharmas could actually escape the contract, switch their name to Steadman and record individually. Business lead vocalist/songwriter Simon Steadman began his personal label, Freeloader Recordings, in the past due ’90s, as well as the band’s debut recording, Loser Friendly, arrived on Freeloader in Britain in 1999. After that, in 2000, the Compact disc was released within the U.S. from the Los Angeles-based Ozone Documenting Organization (ORC). Loser Friendly utilizes the majority of Steadman’s initial lineup, including Simon Steadman, bassist David Walton, and drummer Russell Field. Nevertheless, keyboardist Ellie Wyatt was changed by Chris Murphy and guitarist Wayne Board is a recently available addition.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ralph Steadman
Died September 20, 1996, Victor Valley
Height 2.01 m
Profession Businessperson, Author, Public speaker, Educator
Education Middle Township High School, Hardin–Simmons University, Ball State University
Children Toby Leigh, Leo Leigh
Parents Marjorie Evans, George Percival Steadman
Partner Oprah Winfrey, Michael Elwyn
Awards British Independent Film Award – The Richard Harris Award, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Music Songs Wave Goodbye, Create Your Fate, Cut Me Loose, City of the Living Dead, World Too Late, Oceans of You, Love/Hate Everything, STML, Life of Leisure, Two Together, Sun Lotion, Next Life, Good to Go, Come Alive, Whirlwind, No Big Deal, Revive, Live It Up, Let Down, Come On, Saviour, Carried, No Control, The Bitter End, Satelite
Albums Loser Friendly
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Movies Life Is Sweet, Shirley Valentine, Clockwise, Nuts in May, Dad's Army, A Private Function, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Blame It on the Bellboy, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang, The Missing Postman, Wilt, Hard Labour, Ordeal by Innocence, The Short & Curlies, Burn Burn Burn, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale, Confetti, Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember, Monster Maker, Coming Through, Ivor the Invisible, Champions, Secrets & Lies, Stormy Monday, Happy Now, Fanny Hill, Who Gets the Dog?, Bosom Pals, King Of The Teds, French Exchange, The Day My Nan Died, Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan, Second Chance, Jack and the Beanstalk, Tartuffe, Virtuoso, In the Blood, Come Rain Come Shine, Number One, The Wimbledon Poisoner
TV Shows Gavin & Stacey, Pride and Prejudice, Fat Friends, The Worst Week of My Life, The Singing Detective, Boomers, Fanny Hill, Stressed Eric, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, The Syndicate, Playhouse Presents, Let Them Eat Cake, The Wackers, No Bananas, Crapston Villas, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale, The Nation's Favourite, Lenny Henry in Pieces, Alison Steadman's Shetland, The Wimbledon Poisoner


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#Fact
1 Starring in Losing Louis, Playing Sheila, at Trafalgar Studios, London. [May 2005]
2 London N6, England [June 2008]
3 Reprising her role as "Shelia" in 'Simon Mendas Da Costa''s hit comedy play, "Losing Louis", and touring England alongside David Horovitch, Rula Lenska and David Cardy. [March 2006]
4 Has two sons, Toby Leigh and Leo Leigh.
5 She was awarded the 1986 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Kafka's Dick.
6 She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Memory of Water" at the Vaudeville Theatre.
7 She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Best Actress in "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice".
8 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honors List for her services to drama.
9 Younger son, Leo Leigh, is starting (as of December 2003) a career as a film-maker.
10 Elder son, Toby Leigh, is an illustrator and animator.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Can Be Heroes 2017 post-production Granny Evans
Notes 2012/I Short completed Allison
French Exchange 2017 Short Mrs. Phillips
Yonderland 2016 TV Series Barbara Maddox
Orphan Black 2015-2016 TV Series Kendall Malone
Boomers 2014-2016 TV Series Joyce
Comedy Playhouse 2016 TV Series Brenda
Dad's Army 2016 Mrs Fox
Midsomer Murders 2016 TV Series Abigail Tonev
Burn Burn Burn 2015 Diana
Inside No. 9 2015 TV Series Madam Talbot
Peterman 2014 Auntie Jean
The Secrets 2014 TV Mini-Series Angela
The Great War: The People's Story 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Hallie Miles
Love & Marriage 2013 TV Series Pauline Paradise
The Syndicate 2013 TV Series Rose
Inspector Lewis 2013 TV Series Rev Martha Seager
Loony in the Woods 2013 Crazy Butcher
Little Crackers 2012 TV Series Mrs. O'Grady / Alison's Mum
The Day My Nan Died 2012 Short Jean
Inspector George Gently 2012 TV Series Esther Dunwoody
A Civil Arrangement 2012 TV Movie Isobel
Playhouse Presents 2012 TV Series Tina
Come Rain Come Shine 2010 TV Movie Dora Mitchell
Gavin & Stacey 2007-2010 TV Series Pam
Second Chance 2009/I Short Billie Shackleton
The Omid Djalili Show 2007 TV Series Mrs. Dashett
Who Gets the Dog? 2007 TV Movie Jenny Evans
Fanny Hill 2007 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Brown
The Dinner Party 2007 TV Movie Juliet
Agatha Christie's Marple 2007 TV Series Kirsten Lindstrom
The Last Detective 2007 TV Series Karen Horner
The Worst Week of My Life 2004-2006 TV Series Angela Cook
Dead Rich 2006 Short Maggie
Confetti 2006 Sam's Mum
The Housewife 2005/II Short Housewife
The Lenny Henry Show 2004-2005 TV Series Mrs Twelvetrees
Twisted Tales 2005 TV Series Margery Faversham
Fat Friends 2000-2005 TV Series Betty Simpson
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 Casting Agent
Bosom Pals 2004 TV Movie voice
Dalziel and Pascoe 2004 TV Series Marion Mattis
Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale 2003 TV Movie Mrs. Meisling
Lenny Henry in Pieces 2003 TV Series
Celeb 2002 TV Series Grandma
D.I.Y. Hard 2002 Short Woman
Ivor the Invisible 2001 TV Movie Auntie Barbara (voice)
Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember 2001 Video voice, uncredited
Happy Now 2001 Bronwyn Race
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years 2001 TV Series Pauline Mole
Chunky Monkey 2001 Beryl
Stressed Eric 1998-2000 TV Series Mrs. Perfect
Let Them Eat Cake 1999 TV Series Madame de Plonge
Jack and the Beanstalk 1999 Video Mother / Veronica (voice)
Topsy-Turvy 1999 Madame Leon
Santa's Last Christmas 1999 TV Short Mrs Whatnot (voice)
Crapston Villas 1995-1998 TV Series Marge Stenson
The Ugly Duckling 1997 The Hen (voice)
The Missing Postman 1997 TV Movie Christine Peacock
The Snow Queen's Revenge 1996 Pearl (voice)
No Bananas 1996 TV Mini-Series Evelyn Hamilton
Cold Lazarus 1996 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Haynes
Karaoke 1996 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Haynes
Secrets & Lies 1996 Dog Owner
Coogan's Run 1995 TV Series Annette
Pride and Prejudice 1995 TV Mini-Series Mrs Bennet Mrs. Bennet
Kavanagh QC 1995 TV Series Evelyn Marie Kendall
Degas and Pissarro Fall Out 1994 Short Emma Dumay
The Wimbledon Poisoner 1994 TV Mini-Series Elinor Farr
Gone to Seed 1992 TV Series Hilda
Blame It on the Bellboy 1992 Rosemary Horton
Gone to the Dogs 1991 TV Mini-Series Lauren Patterson
Selling Hitler 1991 TV Mini-Series Edda Goering
Life Is Sweet 1990 Wendy
Screen One 1990 TV Series Jackie Johns
The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt 1990 Eva Wilt
Screenplay 1989 TV Series Marjorie
Shirley Valentine 1989 Jane
The Jim Henson Hour 1989 TV Series Perriwinkle
Screen Two 1989 TV Series Brenda Ogdon
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Daisy
The Short & Curlies 1988 TV Short Betty
Stormy Monday 1988 Mayor
The Finding 1987 TV Movie Mum
In Sickness and in Health 1986 TV Series Mother
The Singing Detective 1986 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Marlow / Lili
Clockwise 1986 Gwenda Stimpson
Coming Through 1985 TV Movie Kate
Number One 1985 TV Movie Doreen
A Private Function 1984 Mrs Allardyce
Champions 1984 Mary Hussey
Tartuffe, or The Impostor 1983 TV Movie Elmire
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. 1982 TV Movie Miss Land
Play for Today 1973-1981 TV Series Susan / Kay Pasmore / Beverly / ...
Moving Pictures 1980 TV Movie
Two's Company 1979 TV Series Pamela
ITV Playhouse 1978 TV Series Norma Hardy
Esther Waters 1977 TV Series Sarah
Red Letter Day 1976 TV Series Margaret Hudson
Crown Court 1974-1976 TV Series Cheryl Baker. / Mary Chatham
Oil Strike North 1975 TV Series Paula Webber
Tarbuck and All That! 1975 TV Series
The Wackers 1975 TV Series Bernadette Clarkson
Second City Firsts 1974-1975 TV Series Helen / Jackie
Frost's Weekly 1973 TV Series Various Characters
Z Cars 1973 TV Series WPC Bayliss
Bel Ami 1971 TV Series Fencer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inspector George Gently 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gavin & Stacey 2007-2009 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Confetti 2006 performer: "The Wedding" - uncredited
The Singing Detective 1986 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Crackers 2012 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Many Faces of... 2010 TV Series documentary archivist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loony in the Woods 2013 special thanks
Gavin and Stacey: The Out-Takes 2010 TV Movie thanks
Gavin & Stacey: 12 Days of Christmas 2008 TV Movie documentary thanks
'Gavin & Stacey': How It Happened 2007 Video documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little British Isles with Alison Steadman 2016 TV Series documentary Herself - Presenter
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 TV Series Herself
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One 2015 TV Movie Herself - Narrator (voice)
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms 2015 TV Series documentary Herself / Pam Shipman
Mel & Sue 2015 TV Series Herself
Imagine 2014 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress (1982)
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 2014 TV Series Herself
In Confidence 2014 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
You Saw Them Here First 2014 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 2012 TV Series Herself
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sitcom Does... 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Pete Postlethwaite: A Tribute 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Many Faces of... 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Fry and Laurie Reunited 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
Mark Lawson Talks to... 2010 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
Britain Goes Camping 2010 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2010 TV Series Herself
Gavin and Stacey: The Out-Takes 2010 TV Movie Herself
The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself / Pam
Dolce Vito: Dream Restaurant 2009 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2009 TV Series Herself
Movie Connections 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Caravans: A British Love Affair 2009 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Gavin & Stacey: 12 Days of Christmas 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
An Audience with Neil Diamond 2008 TV Movie Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Mike Leigh in Conversation 2008 Video Herself / Wendy (uncredited)
Breakfast 2001-2008 TV Series Herself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008 TV Series Herself
'Gavin & Stacey': How It Happened 2007 Video documentary short Herself
All About 'Abigail's Party' 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
That Antony Cotton Show 2007 TV Series Herself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Grumpy Old Women 2006 TV Series documentary Narrator
The World's Greatest Actor 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
GMTV 2005 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2005 TV Series Herself
Grumpy Old Women at Christmas 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Philip Larkin: Love and Death in Hull 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 TV Special Professor Minerva McGonagall
The South Bank Show 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The BAFTA TV Awards 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Late Lunch 1999 TV Series Herself
'Pride and Prejudice': The Making of... 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself / Mrs Bennet
Funny Women 1997 TV Series documentary short Herself / Beverly
Perspectives on Pride and Prejudice 1996 Video documentary Herself
Pride & Prejudice: From Page to Screen 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Do You Remember the First Time? 1994 Documentary short Herself - Interviewee
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Herself
Arena 1982 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dad's Army: Women of Walmington 2016 Video documentary short Herself
Pride and Prejudice: Restoration Featurette 2011 Video documentary short Mrs. Bennet (uncredited)
Ruth & James: The Story of Series 2 2008 Video documentary short Pam (uncredited)
'Abigail's Party' Pack 2007 TV Movie documentary Beverly (uncredited)
Pride and Prejudice Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary Mrs. Bennet (uncredited)
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary Beverly
I Love a 1970's Christmas 2000 TV Special documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Richard Harris Award British Independent Film Awards
1992 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Life Is Sweet (1990)
1991 Golden Mask Taormina International Film Festival Life Is Sweet (1990) · Jim Broadbent
· Claire Skinner
· Jane Horrocks

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Fat Friends (2000)
1996 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Pride and Prejudice (1995)
1987 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress The Singing Detective (1986)


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#Quote
1 It's brilliant people still talk about something I made 33 years ago and they're also talking about something I did last year. I can't complain.
2 The more channels we get the more hours there are to fill so you get more reality shows. I hate things like Big Brother (2000). They're out of date and a waste of time on the part of people in the show and of the viewers. Life's too short to be watching that. If you see me on one of those shows you'll know I've lost the plot.


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