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Born: August 26, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Liverpool, England, GB Profession: actor, secretary

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This blonde British character actress is perhaps best known to American audiences for her performances in two highly-praised British TV series. Steadman was the wife of Michael Gambon's "The Singing Detective" (1986) and portrayed the excitable Mrs. Bennett in "Pride and Prejudice" (1995).

This blonde British character actress is perhaps best known to American audiences for her performances in two highly-praised British TV series. Steadman was the wife of Michael Gambon's "The Singing Detective" (1986) and portrayed the excitable Mrs. Bennett in "Pride and Prejudice" (1995).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dad's Army (2015)
2.
 Burn Burn Burn (2015)
3.
 In the Blood (2014)
4.
 Confetti (2006)
5.
 Life and Death of Peter Sellers, The (2004) Casting Agent
6.
 Jack & the Beanstalk (2000) Voice Of Mother/ Veronica
7.
 Topsy-Turvy (1999) Madame Leon
8.
 Secrets & Lies (1996) Dog Owner
9.
 Blame It on the Bellboy (1992) Rosemary Horton
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Worked as secretary for the Liverpool Probation Service
1969:
Stage debut, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, UK
1973:
London stage debut, "Wholesome Glory"
1973:
British TV debut, "Hard Labour"
1977:
Acclaimed for her performance in the British stage and TV productions of "Abigail's Party", written and directed by Mike Leigh
1983:
Film debut, "Champions"
1988:
Played the wife of Michael Gambon in the acclaimed British TV series, "The Singing Detective", written by Dennis Potter
1995:
Played Mrs. Bennett in the highly-praised BBC adapation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"
2001:
Starred in London stage revival of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane"
2004:
Cast in the HBO movie "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" starring Geoffrey Rush
2006:
Cast as part of an ensemble in the UK comedy, "Confetti"
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Education

East 15 Acting School: - 1966 - 1969

Notes

Created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in December 1999

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husband:
Mike Leigh. Director. Married Septemebr 15, 1973; separated in 1996.
companion:
Michael Elwyn. Actor. Met c. 1996; live together.

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father:
George Steadman.
mother:
Marjorie Steadman.
son:
Toby Leigh. Born c. 1978.
son:
Leo Leigh. Born c. 1981.
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