How old is Alison Steadman and is she married? – The Sun

ALISON Steadman is well known for playing the hilarious Pamela Shipman in Gavin & Stacey.

But she is now starring in another BBC comedy, Here We Go.

Who is Alison Steadman?

Alison Steadman, OBE, 75, was born in Liverpool on August 26, 1946 and is an English actress.

She developed her love of acting when she attended East 15 Acting School in Essex.

It was here she met her future husband and director Mike Leigh.

After leaving East 15 she carved out a career in the theatre, and shot to fame playing the role of the monstrous Beverly in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party in 1977, which was also televised.

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After this she won an Olivier Award for The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in 1992.

After her success on the stage she then turned to TV and the rest is history.

Is Alison Steadman married?

Alison married director Mike Leigh in 1973.

They went on to have two sons, Toby (born February 1978) and Leo (born August 1981).

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But the couple separated in 1995 and divorced in 2001.

Alison is now in a relationship with Welsh actor Michael Elwyn.

What has Alison Steadman starred in?

Alison is well known for starring in numerous hit TV shows which include:

  • The Singing Detective (1986)
  • Pride and Prejudice (1995)
  • Fat Friends (2000–05)
  • Gavin & Stacey (2007–10 and 2019)
  • Orphan Black (2015–16)
  • Hold the Sunset (20018)
  • Life (2020)
  • Her We Go (2022)

As well as the small screen, Alison has also graced the big screen.

Her film roles include:

  • A Private Function (1984)
  • Clockwise (1986)
  • Shirley Valentine (1989)
  • Topsy Turvy (1999)
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
  • Dad's Army (2016)
  • The King's Man (2021).


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