Joanne Froggatt

21 August 1980

Joanne Froggatt(born 21 August 1980) is an English actress of stage, television, and film, most notably appearing inDownton Abbeyas Anna, the head housemaid. She earlier had a regular role inCoronation Streetand has also appeared in many other television dramas includingBad Girls,dinnerladies,Nature Boy,Red Cap,A Touch of Frost,Other People's Children,The Street,Rebus,Island at War, andLife on Mars.

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 Joanne Froggatt's Early life and education

and then left her family home at the age of 13 to attend the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead , Berkshire .

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 Joanne Froggatt's Career

The Bill, and shortly afterwards landed the role of teenage mother Zoe Tattersall inCoronation Street. She left the programme in 1998 when her character was written out.

In 2003, Froggatt played the leading role in the controversial one-off drama,Danielle Cable: Eyewitness, based on the true story of a teenage girl who witnessed the murder of her boyfriend in a reputed road rage attack. Whilst researching the role, she met Cable who later contacted her to commend her on her portrayal. The film earned a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Single Drama.

Froggatt starred as a main character in the dramaMissing, made by SMG Productions in 2006 alongside Gregor Fisher . However, the two-part thriller wasn't broadcast on STV until November 2008.

See No Evil: The Moors Murders, and recently appeared in another controversial role as the title character inJoanne Lees: Murder in the Outback, which first aired on Channel Ten in Australia on 18 March 2007, and was screened in Britain on ITV on 8 April 2007.She also appeared on the London stage in the adaptation ofAll About My Motherin the part of Sister Rosa (played in the 1999 film by Penélope Cruz ), which ran from July to November 2007 at the Old Vic Theatre.

.She played Hannah, inSpooks: Code 9, and features in the BBC Radio adaptation ofSolarisas Rheya. In May 2009, she played Kelly on BBC dramaMoving On.

. On 3 October of that year, Froggatt played Princess Yvonne in the BBC Radio Four Saturday playThe Von Trapps and Me.

On 15 April 2010, Joanne Froggatt appeared opposite Lee Ingleby in the BBC Radio Four playThe Disappearance by Peter Whalley. In her film début,In Our Name, Froggatt played Suzy, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder . She garnered critical acclaim for her performance and won Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.

From 2010, Froggatt has appeared inDownton Abbeyas Anna, the head housemaid, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2012.

On 25 December 2010, she appeared in theRoyle FamilyChristmas special 'Joe's Crackers' as Saskia, the girlfriend of Antony Royle. Despite having been mentioned by name in earlier episodes this was the first time that Saskia had appeared in person. Froggatt starred in John Donnelly 's playThe Knowledgeat the Bush Theatre , West London from 12 January to 19 February 2011.

Along withDownton Abbeyin 2013, Froggatt also had roles in the comedy drama based on Irvine Welsh 's novel,Filth, in the thrilleruwantme2killhim?and the indie directed by Uberto Pasolini ,Still Life.

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 Joanne Froggatt's Personal life

Froggatt married long-time boyfriend James Cannon in a private ceremony in October 2012. The couple live in Buckinghamshire , United Kingdom .

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 Joanne Froggatt's Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
1996 The Bill TV series (1 episode: "Unlucky in Love")
1997 Coronation Street Zoe Tattersall TV series (11 episodes: 1997-99)
1999 Bad Girls Rachel Hicks TV series (4 episodes)
Dinnerladies Sigourney TV series (1 episode: "Catering")
2000 Nature Boy Jenny Macalister TV serial
Other People's Children Becky TV series (2 episodes)
Lorna Doone Lizzie Ridd TV film
2001 A Touch of Frost Anne TV series (2 episodes)
Casualty Lucy Curry TV series (1 episode: "Better Safe Than Sorry")
2002 Miranda Jacquie
Nice Guy Eddie Mandy TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.3")
Paradise Heights Julia Sawyer TV series (6 episodes)
The Stretford Wives Dawn Richards TV film
2003 Red Cap Pte. Tracy Walters TV series (1 episode: "Crush")
The Last Detective Celia/Josie TV series (1 episode: "Pilot")
Danielle Cable: Eyewitness Danielle Cable Nominated—Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor
2004 Island at War Angelique Mahy TV serial (3 episodes)
2006 Missing Sybil Foster TV film
Life on Mars Ruth Tyler/ Mrs. Tyler TV series (3 episodes)
See No Evil: The Moors Murders Maureen Smith TV film
The Street Kerry TV series (1 episode: "Sean and Yvonne")
Rebus Gail Maitland TV series (1 episode: "Strip Jack")
2007 Murder in the Outback Joanne Lees TV film
2008 Spooks: Code 9 Hannah TV series (2 episodes)
2009 Moving On Kellie TV series (1 episode: "Butterfly Effect")
Echoes Anya Short
Robin Hood Kate TV series (11 episodes)
2010 Identity Jane Calshaw TV series (1 episode: "Chelsea Girl")
In Our Name Suzy British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
The Royle Family Saskia TV series (1 episode: Joe's Crackers)
2010–Present Downton Abbey Anna Smith, later Anna Bates TV series (25 episodes: 2010–present)
Nominated -Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series(2012)
2012 True Love Ruth TV series (1 episode: "Story One")
2013
Filth Mary
uwantme2killhim? Detective Inspector Sarah Clayton
Still Life Kelly Stoke

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 Joanne Froggatt's References

  1. Walker, Andy (20 November 2009). "Wensleydale Railway, at Leeming Bar used for TV filming". Northern Echo. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. Maynard, Roger (23 August 2006). "Backpacker murder ordeal to be made into TV drama". UK: The Guardian. 
  3. Gilert, Gerard (24 March 2012). "The housemaid's tale: Joanne Froggatt rips off her pinny and sets her sights on Hollywood". UK: The Independent. 
  4. Stokoe, Jon (1 August 2008). "Joanne Froggatt to star in Robin Hood". UK: Whitby Gazette. 
  5. "Saturday Play: The Von Trapps and Me". BBC. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 

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