Imogen Stubbs, born 1961, attended St Paul’s and Westminster schools and won a scholarship to read English at Exeter College Oxford. She left Oxford with a first class degree and went to RADA.
Since then she has acted in television, film and theatre, including time at the National and the RSC, in roles ranging from Desdemona, Gertrude, Viola, Saint Joan and the Duchess of Malfi, to Ursula in The Rainbow, Lucy in Sense and Sensibility, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Anna in Closer and Stella in A Street Car Named Desire. She has written for many newspapers and magazines including reviews for The Times and a column for the Daily Telegraph, and is co-author of Amazonians: Penguin Book of Women’s New Travel Writing. Her travel writing has taken her to around the world.
Stubbs has also co-written and directed the short film Snow on Saturday, which won the UCI Award for Best British Short. She wrote a play We Happy Few, which was performed at Malvern Theatre and then at the Gielgud Theatre in London.