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Born: February 20, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Northumberland, England, GB Profession: actor

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A classically-trained, blonde beauty, Stubbs was educated at Oxford (where her classmates included Hugh Grant and director Michael Hoffman) and at RADA. Primarily known in England for her stage performances at the Ipswitch Repertory Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among her more notable roles include the leads in the musicals "The Boyfriend" and "Cabaret" and such classical parts as Helena in "The Rover" the Queen to Jeremy Irons' "Richard II" and the title role in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan." Stubbs won critical marks for her turn as Stella to Jessica Lange's Blanche in Sir Peter Hall's London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1996-97).Stubbs made an impressive debut as the reactive title character in the British-French co-production "Nanou" (1987), which briefly featured Daniel Day-Lewis as the heroine's friend. Subsequently she offered a poignant performance in Piers Haggard's "A Summer Story" (1988), a period drama which saw her cast as a young woman whose heart is broken by a caddish barrister (James Wilby) and won praise as a seductive Norse princess in Terry Jones' "Erik the Viking" (1989). She seemed slightly miscast as a Senator's daughter in her American feature...

A classically-trained, blonde beauty, Stubbs was educated at Oxford (where her classmates included Hugh Grant and director Michael Hoffman) and at RADA. Primarily known in England for her stage performances at the Ipswitch Repertory Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among her more notable roles include the leads in the musicals "The Boyfriend" and "Cabaret" and such classical parts as Helena in "The Rover" the Queen to Jeremy Irons' "Richard II" and the title role in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan." Stubbs won critical marks for her turn as Stella to Jessica Lange's Blanche in Sir Peter Hall's London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1996-97).

Stubbs made an impressive debut as the reactive title character in the British-French co-production "Nanou" (1987), which briefly featured Daniel Day-Lewis as the heroine's friend. Subsequently she offered a poignant performance in Piers Haggard's "A Summer Story" (1988), a period drama which saw her cast as a young woman whose heart is broken by a caddish barrister (James Wilby) and won praise as a seductive Norse princess in Terry Jones' "Erik the Viking" (1989). She seemed slightly miscast as a Senator's daughter in her American feature debut, "True Colors" (1991) but bounced back in two 1995 films. She was briefly seen as Richard E Grant's wife who dies in childbirth in "Jack and Sarah" and was Emma Thompson's rival for Hugh Grant's affection in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility." Stubbs co-starred as Viola in "Twelfth Night" (1996), directed by her husband Trevor Nunn.

Television has perhaps provided Stubbs with her widest audience. After co-starring in the British miniseries "The Rainbow" (shown in the US in 1989 on A&E), she tackled the lead in a series of TV-movies centering on a former policewoman now working as a private detective. As "Anna Lee," Stubbs garnered critical praise and positive comparisons with Helen Mirren's "Prime Suspect" character, Jane Tennison. To date, six installments have been aired in the US on A&E.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mothertime (1998)
2.
 Twelfth Night (1996) Viola/Cesario
3.
 Jack and Sarah (1996) Sarah
4.
 Sense and Sensibility (1995) Lucy Steele
5.
 Pin for the Butterfly, A (1994) Mother
6.
 True Colors (1991) Diana Stiles
7.
 Erik The Viking (1989) Princess Aud
8.
 Summer Story, A (1988) Megan
9.
 Nanou (1986) Nanou
10.
 Fellow Traveller (1986)
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Raised in Chiswick, England
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Traveled extensively with family when she was young
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Appeared with Oxford University Dramatic Society in revues and at Edinburgh Festival in the play, "Poison"
1982:
Appeared in Michael Hoffman's short film "Priviliged" with Hugh Grant
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Joined Ipswich Repertory Theatre; appeared in "Cabaret" and "The Boyfriend"
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Became member, Royal Shakespeare Company; appeared in "Two Noble Kinsmen", "The Rover", "Richard II"
1987:
Film acting debut, "Nanou"
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Appeared as lead in British TV series "Anna Lee" (shown on A&E in the US in 1994-95)
2000:
Co-starred with Robson Green in "Blind Ambition"
2000:
Starred in the children's comedy-drama, "Big Kids"
2001:
Returned to the stage in the National Theatre production of "The Relapse"
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Education

St Paul's Girls School: -
Westminster College: -
Exeter College, Oxford University: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1985

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husband:
Trevor Nunn. Director.

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grandmother:
Esther McCracken. Playwright.
brother:
Rupert Stubbs. Older.
daughter:
Ellie Nunn.
son:
Jesse Nunn. Born c. 1996.
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