Stubbs, Imogen 1961- (Imogen Nunn, Lady Nunn)

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Stubbs, Imogen 1961- (Imogen Nunn, Lady Nunn)


Full name, Imogen Mary Stubbs; born February 20, 1961, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland (now Tyne and Wear), England (some sources cite Rothbury, Northumberland, England); daughter of Robin Desmond Scrivener (a naval officer) and Heather Marie (maiden name, McCracken) Stubbs; granddaughter of Esther McCracken (a writer and actress); married Sir Trevor Nunn (a director, producer, and writer), 1994; children: Ellie Nunn, Jesse Nunn. Education: Exeter College, Oxford, B.A. (with first class honors); trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; studied dance and gymnastics. Avocational Interests: Dancing, reading.


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Actress and writer. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, associate member. Worked as a dancer for a musical band. Judge for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2007. Affiliated with social causes. Also known as Imogen Nunn and Lady Nunn.

Awards, Honors:

London Critics Award, most promising newcomer, Plays and Players, 1986; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best newcomer, Society of West End Theatre, 1987; Evening Standard Film Award nomination, best actress, 1988, for A Summer Story; Gold Medal, Chicago Film Festival, best actress, and Royal Variety Television Award nomination, best actress, 1989, both for The Rainbow; UCI Cinemas Award, best British short film, Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, 2001, and other honors from film festivals, all with others, for Snow on Saturday; John Barton Award in Stagefighting, silver medalist, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Stage Appearances:

Polly Brown, The Boy Friend (musical), Ipswich Repertory Theatre, Ipswich, England, 1985.

Sally Bowles, Cabaret (musical), Ipswich Repertory Theatre, 1985.

The Gift, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1986.

Queen Isabel, Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1986, and Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1987.

The gaoler's daughter, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, 1986, The People's Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1987, and Mermaid Theatre, London, 1987.

Helena, The Rover, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, 1986, The People's Theatre, 1987, and Mermaid Theatre, 1987.

Desdemona, Othello, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and Young Vic Theatre, London, both 1989, broadcast by BBC, 1990.

Ellie Dunn, Heartbreak House, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, and Haymarket Theatre Royal, London, both 1992.

Title role (Joan of Arc), St. Joan, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, North Wales, 1994, Strand Theatre, London, 1997.

Yelena, Uncle Vanya, Chichester Festival Theatre, Minerva Studio Theatre, Chichester, England, and Albery Theatre, London, both 1996.

Stella, A Streetcar Named Desire, National Theatre, Haymarket Theatre Royal, 1997.

Anna, Closer, Lyric Theatre, London, 1998.

Ginny (some sources cite role as Polly), Blast from the Past, West Yorkshire Theatre, Leeds, England, 1998.

Herself, Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noel Coward (concert), c. 1998.

Emma, Betrayal, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1998-99.

Amanda, The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger (also known as The Relapse), National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, 2001.

Masha, The Three Sisters, Theatre Royal Bath, Bath, England, and Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, England, 2002.

Gertrude, Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre, London, 2004.

Title role, The Duchess of Malfi, West Yorkshire Theatre, 2006.

Henry's mother, Shrieks of Laughter, Soho Theatre, London, 2006.

Fallujah, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2007.

Marianne, Scenes from a Marriage, Belgrade Studio Theatre, Coventry, England, 2008.

Appeared in Poison, Sweeney Agonistes, and The Twits, and productions of the Oxford Revue, all Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. Participated in revues of the Oxford University Dramatic Society.

Major Tours:

Linda, Mum's the World, British cities, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Imogen, Privileged (short film), New Yorker Films, 1982.

Title role, Nanou, Umbrella Films, 1986.

Megan David, A Summer Story, Atlantic Releasing, 1988.

Princess Aud, Erik the Viking (also known as Erik viking), Orion, 1989.

Diana Stiles, True Colors, Paramount, 1991.

Narrator, The Wanderer (short film), 1991.

Mother, A Pin for the Butterfly, Skreba Films, 1994.

Lucy Steele, Sense and Sensibility, Columbia, 1995.

Sarah, Jack and Sarah, 1995, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Viola and Cesario, Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night: Or What You Will), Fine Line Features, 1996.

Narrator, Township Opera (documentary; also known as A Festival for All), 2002.

Mary Dolphin, Collusion, Thirdwave Films, 2003.

Henny, Dead Cool, Shoreline Entertainment, 2004.

Friend in crowd, "Standing Room Only" segment, Stories of Lost Souls (also known as Historias de almas perdidas), 2006.

Film Director:

Snow on Saturday (short film), Little Fish Productions, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Title role, Anna Lee, Incorporated Television, 1994.

Sarah Spiller, Big Kids, BBC and Noggin, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ursula Brangwen, The Rainbow, BBC, 1988, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Voice of Gabrielle West, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (documentary; also known as 1914-1918 and La gran guerra), BBC and PBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mrs. Gilbert, The Browning Version, BBC, 1985, also broadcast on PBS.

Lady Romy-Burton, Deadline, BBC, 1987.

Sarah Atchison, Fellow Traveler, BBC and HBO, 1989.

Marie, Sandra, c'est la vie (also known as Sandra: A Love Story), 1992.

Suzie, Mothertime, BBC, 1997.

Annie Thomas, Blind Ambition, Independent Television (England), 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ginny Whittaker, Relatively Speaking, BBC, 1989, broadcast on Great Performances, PBS, 1990.

Desdemona, Othello, BBC, 1990, broadcast version of a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Appeared as Helen, After the Dance, BBC; and as Ellie Dunn, Heartbreak House.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voices of Lara and Olga, "Pasternak," The South Bank Show, London Weekend Television, 1990.

Herself, Masterchef, BBC, 1996.

Voice of Alice, "Lewis Carroll: Curiouser and Curiouser 1898-1998" (documentary; also known as "Lewis Carroll: Curiouser and Curiouser"), Omnibus, BBC, 1998.

Chloe, "Sofa So Good," So What Now?, BBC, 2001.

Herself, Breakfast with Frost, BBC, 2003.

Chloe Greer, "Running out of Kisses," Casualty, BBC, 2005.

Mona Symmington, "The Moving Finger," Marple (also known as Agatha Christie's "Marple," Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple," Marple: The Moving Finger, and Miss Marple), Independent Television, 2006, also broadcast on Arts and Entertainment and CBC.

Sonia, "Semi-Detached," Brief Encounters, BBC, 2006.

Herself, Sunday AM (also known as The Andrew Marr Show), BBC, 2007.

Herself, Richard and Judy, Channel 4 (England), 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Anna Lee, "Headcase," Anna Lee (also known as Anna Lee: Headcase), Incorporated Television, 1993.

Radio Appearances:

Voice of Claire Cassidy, The Culper Tapes, 1991.

Voice of governess, "The Copper Beeches," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, BBC Radio Seven, 1991.

Voice, La Bete Humaine, BBC Radio Four, 1993.

Voice of Amanda Prynne, Private Lives, BBC Radio Four, c. 1995.

Voice of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddal, Clever as Paint, BBC Radio Four, 1997.

Voice, As You Like It, BBC Radio Four, 1997.

Herself, "Imogen Stubbs," Sentimental Journey, BBC Radio Four, 1999.

Herself, "Chaucer," The Write Stuff, BBC Radio Four, 2000.

Herself, "Evelyn Waugh," The Write Stuff, BBC Radio Four, 2000.

Voice of Lili Boulanger, "Requiem," BBC Sunday Play, BBC Radio Three, 2000.

Voice of Olivia, Tomorrow Week, BBC Radio Three, c. 2000.

Voice of the young Queen Victoria (title role), Young Victoria (serial), broadcast on Woman's Hour, BBC Radio Four, 2001.

Reader, "Passionate and Tender Poems," Poetry Please, BBC Radio Four, 2003.

Voice of concert pianist Maria Yudina, "Encore for Stalin," Afternoon Play, BBC Radio Four, 2005.

Voice of Odette de Crecy, In Search of Lost Time (serial), broadcast on The Classic Serial, BBC Radio Four, 2005.

Herself, Woman's Hour (episodic), BBC Radio Four, 2006.

Voice of Annie, The Real Thing, BBC Radio Four, 2006.

Reader, "Innocence and Experience," Words and Music, BBC Radio Three, 2007.

Reader, The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street (serial), broadcast on Book of the Week, BBC Radio Four, 2007.

Reader, "Refuge," Le Rayon Vert, broadcast on Actor's Words, BBC Radio Four, 2007.

Voice, "The Man in the Picture," Book at Bedtime, BBC Radio Four, 2007.

Herself, Coward, the Poet, BBC Radio Four, 2008.

Herself, The Dove Descending, broadcast as part of Lent Talks, BBC Radio Four, 2008.

Provided the voice of Ines, No Way Out; and served as a reader for When I Was a Child. Appeared in other radio productions, including Huis Clos, Il Cid, Recapturing Colours, and When We Dead Awaken.



Herself, Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noel Cowrd (concert), 1998.

Presenter, First Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards, 2004.

Princess Aud, Behind the Director's Son's Cut (short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.

Appeared in other recordings.


Rosamunde Pilcher, Under Gemini, HarperCollins Audio, 1992.

Sam Llewellyn, The Rope School, 1995.

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Naxos Audio-Books, 1997.

(With others) William Shakespeare, Classic FM Favourite Shakespeare, Hodder & Stoughton, 1998.

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Naxos AudioBooks, 2000.

Alison Uttley, A Traveller in Time, HarperCollins Audio, 2001.

Charlotte Bronte, The Letters of Charlotte Bronte, Greenpark Media, 2002.


Writings for the Stage:

We Happy Few, Malvern Festival Theatre, Malvern, England, 2003, and Gielgud Theatre, London, 2004, published by Theatre Communications Group, Nick Hearn Books, 2005.

Author of Way beyond Blue, produced as a workshop.


(With Serena Gordon) Snow on Saturday (short film), Little Fish Productions, 2001.

Writings for Radio:

"Imogen Stubbs," Sentimental Journey, BBC Radio Four, 1999.

"Refuge," Le Rayon Vert, broadcast on Actor's Words, BBC Radio Four, 2007.

(With others) Coward, the Poet, BBC Radio Four, 2008.

(With others) The Dove Descending, broadcast as part of Lent Talks, BBC Radio Four, 2008.


(Author of "The Undiscovered Road") Various authors, Amazonian: The Penguin Book of Women's New Travel Writing, edited by Dea Birkett and Sara Wheeler, Penguin, 1998.

(Author of preface with Ayot St. Lawrence) George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes, Viking Penguin, 2001.

Contributor to periodicals.



Daily Telegraph, October 26, 1996, p. 27.

Interview, October, 1990, p. 46.

Premiere, October, 1990, p. 66.

Radio Times, June 23, 1990, p. 12.