A former ‘Best Newcomer’ winner at BIFA for her debut film role as a soldier returning home from serving in Iraq and struggling to adjust back into everyday life, JOANNE FROGGATT is also a Golden Globe winner and three times EMMY award nominee. She has most recently been winning acclaim across the board for her ‘heart-breaking, frustrating and entirely believable’ (Radio Times) and ‘Meryl-Streep level performance’ (Indiewire) in LIAR for Sundance TV and ITV. In the six-part psychological thriller series created and written by BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (THE MISSING), the series follows Laura Nielson (Froggatt) and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) as a seemingly innocent date unravels into a complex web of deceit that neither could foresee.
Joanne won a Golden Globe award and was thrice EMMY nominated for her portrayal much-loved housemaid ‘Anna’ in the internationally renowned DOWNTON ABBEY. She will also be seen in three further upcoming features. Recently premiering at TIFF this September, Joanne features in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s MARY SHELLEY with Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams and Bel Powley in a story based on the love affair between a poet and a young Mary Shelley which led to her writing Frankenstein. She also stars in ONE LAST THING with Wendell Pierce (THE WIRE, SELMA), where a lonely dentist is confronted by a figure from the past that sends him on an eventful and life-altering journey of discovery. Joanne also takes on a key role in A CROOKED SOMEBODY with, Ed Harris stars as an attention-seeking psychic who is kidnapped and tries to use the situation to boost his popularity.
Joanne is celebrated for her versatility. She played the first ever female serial killer in an unsuspecting Victorian society in the true to life story of DARK ANGEL and earned her debut executive producer credit and also starred in STARFISH with Tom Riley in the true story of a young couple’s battle to keep their family together when the husband contracts a rare and brutal disease. She also recently featured in SONY PICTURE’s adaptation of the international bestseller A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, alongside Luke Treadaway, took on a supporting role in the adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s FILTH opposite James McAvoy and Jamie Bell.
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