Steadman, Alison

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Portrait of Alison Steadman (click to view image source)
Alison Steadman
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Steadman, Alison Gender: F
born on 26 August 1946 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Liverpool, England, 53n25, 2w55
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°13' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°40 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 23°21'


British actress, a favorite on TV from the mid-'70s. Steadman is legendary for her talent of mastering the minutiae of mannerisms, earning accolades and awards for her performances. A star in the improved-based play, "Abigail's Party," directed by her husband, Mike Leigh, she became linked with the role of the pretentious vamp Beverly. "Nuts in May" showed another dimension of her extraordinary acting talent. Steadman won an Olivier Award for "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" and acclaim for "The Singing Detective," 1986 as well as for her role as Mrs. Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice," 1995.

She had a 20-year personal and professional relationships with Mike Leigh, weathering his infamous black moods under stress. The media gave them a storm of attention during their breakup in April 1996, just after she had nursed her mother through a cancer bout.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1986 (High acclaim for "The Singing Detective")
  • Relationship : End significant relationship April 1996 (Breakup with Mike Leigh)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes her, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997


  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV strongest medium)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Mike Leigh)
  • Family : Parenting : Primary care of elderly (Cared for mom during her cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (20 years with Mike)