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Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt (born 21 August 1980) is a British actor.


Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire[1] and raised in the village of Littlebeck, Froggatt left her family home at the age of 13 to attend the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, Berkshire. In 1996, she made her TV debut in the long-running ITV drama, The Bill, and shortly afterwards landed the role of teenage mother Zoe Tattersall in Coronation Street. She left the programme in 1998, and has since appeared in many other television dramas, including Bad Girls, Dinnerladies, Nature Boy, A Touch of Frost, Other People's Children, The Street, Rebus, Island at War and Life on Mars.

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 road rage attack. Whilst researching the role, she met Cable, who later contacted her to commend her on her portrayal. Froggatt also received a BAFTA nomination for the role.

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

Also in 2006, she played the sister of Myra Hindley in the ITV drama, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, and recently appeared in another controversial role as the title character in Joanne 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.[1] She also appeared on the London stage in the adaptation of All About My Mother in the part of Sister Rosa (played in the 1999 film by Penelope Cruz), which ran from July to November 2007 at the Old Vic theatre.

She portrayed Kate, a peasant, in the third season of the BBC TV series Robin Hood.[2] She played Hannah, in Spooks: Code 9, and features in the BBC Radio adaptation of Solaris as Rheya. In May 2009, she played Kelly on BBC drama Moving On.

On 25 September 2009, Froggatt played Emma Humphreys in the BBC Radio Four play I am Emma Humphreys.

On 3 October 2009, Froggatt played Princess Yvonne in the BBC Radio Four Saturday play The Von Trapps and Me.[3]

On 15 April 2010, Joanne Froggatt appeared opposite Lee Ingleby in the BBC Radio Four play The Disappearance by Peter Whalley. She played Anna, the head housemaid, in Downton Abbey. In her film debut, 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.

On 25th December 2010 she appeared in the Royle Family Christmas special 'Joe's Crackers' as Saskia, the girlfriend of Anthony Royle. Despite having been mentioned by name in earlier episodes this was the first time that Saskia had appeared in person.

Joanne Froggatt starred in John Donnelly's play The Knowledge at The Bush Theatre, West London from 12 January 2011 to 19 February 2011. In his four star review of the play in The Guardian, theatre critic Michael Billington said of Joanne's performance, 'Froggatt as Zoe offers a wonderful mix of vulnerability and conscience-bending calculation'.

Filmography Year Film Role Notes

1996 The Bill TV series (1 episode: "Unlucky in Love")

1997 Coronation Street Zoe Tattersall TV series (11 episodes: 1997-1999)

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 #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

Downton Abbey Anna TV series (7 episodes)

The Royle Family Saskia TV series (1 episode: Joe's Crackers)


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