Imogen Stubbs

Imogen trained as an actor at RADA, did nine years dance training at the London School of Contemporary Dance and gained a 1st in English at Oxford.

Imogen started her career on stage playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret. She has played leading roles at the RSC, The National, The Old Vic, The Donmar Warehouse and numerous West End productions. Notable parts include Desdemona in Othello, Viola in Twelfth Night, St Joan in St Joan, Helena in The Rover, Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Amanda in The Relapse, and Gertrude in Hamlet, amongst others.

Most recently Imogen played Bev/Cathy in Clybourne Park at the Park Theatre, for which she received rave reviews.

Her starring film roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Sarah in Jack & Sarah, Lucy in Sense & Sensibility, Megan in A Summer Story, Diana Stiles in True Colors, Insomniacs and Stake Out. Most recently she featured in series 6 of Netflix’s hugely successful The Crown, opposite Lesley Manville.


Reviews are out for Clybourne Park

Londonist – 5* 

‘Great performances from this ensemble cast… this play is nigh-on unmissable’

The Stage – 4* 

‘Imogen Stubbs [carries her characters’] burdens with quiet dignity… resolutely refusing to be dismissed’

Evening Standard – 4*

Broadway World – 4*

Ham & High – 4*

Clybourne Park

Imogen performs in Bruce Norris’s incredibly well-regarded play that searingly satirises the politics of race, class and belonging against the context of gentrification today. Clybourne Park was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Following sell-out runs in the Royal Court and the West End, Clybourne Park returns to the London stage for a new production at the Park Theatre in 2022. Playing from 16 March to 23 April.

Reviews for Honour

Reviews for Honour at the Park Theatre are in!

  • “Imogen Stubbs grabs hold of this rollercoaster with both hands, giving a performance as Honour  that turns lines into triumphant punchlines” Time Out
  • ” Imogen Stubbs gives a remarkable performance” Theatre Weekly
  • “Production company Tiny Fires has gathered an incredible cast including Henry Goodman, playing George, and Imogen Stubbs as Honour.” The Stage
  • “Imogen Stubbs powerfully captures Honor’s devastation at losing the man she loves, undermining everything she once believed in” British Theatre


Imogen has been cast in the Park Theatre’s production of Honour, directed by Paul Robinson and written by Joanna Murray-Smith

Imogen in The Be All and End All

Imogen will be seen in The Be All and End All the the Theatre Royal Windsor, 28 May 2018 – 02 June 2018


Imogen Stubbs cast as a guest lead in BBC’s long running medical drama Holby City.

Death in Paradise

Imogen Stubbs to play a guest lead role in Death in Paradise for Red Planet/BBC 1.

Reviews for Imogen Stubbs in 'Things I Know To Be True'

Imogen Stubbs receives stunning reviews for her performance as Fran in Frantic Assembly’s production Things I Know To Be True.

The press on Imogen and Things I Know To Be True:

  • “Fran is very much the dominant figure and Imogen Stubbs, playing her with a strong north-country accent, intelligently invests her with a rasping anger that conceals her passionate love for her fractured family” Michael Billington, The Guardian
  • “The best sections are the least dramatic; the battles between Imogen Stubbs’s Fran and her eldest daughter Pip…are powerful”  Sarah Crompton, What’s On Stage
  • “This use of movement is matched by six wonderful performances. Imogen Stubbs’ Fran is particularly strong, a slightly spiteful harridan of a matriarch whose bitterness at the inescapability of middle class life erupts in occasionally callous interactions with her children.” 4 stars, Tim Bano, The Stage
  • “…it’s the scenes between hardened eldest daughter Pip (Natalie Casey) and her punitive mother Fran (a formidable Imogen Stubbs) that sting of the hottest, burning suffering. Both Stubbs and Casey brilliantly convey the fervent hatreds even in the most intimate relationships, and in the most ordinary lives.” 4 stars, Sarah Carson, Radio Times
  • “It is the bitter scenes between Stubbs and the excellent Natalie Casey, as eldest daughter Pip, that truly sting.” 5 stars, Chris Bennion, The Telegraph
  • “Superbly portrayed by Imogen Stubbs” 4 stars, Paul Taylor, The Independent
  • “Fran is a force to be reckoned with as the matriarchal figure in the family, and her plight, captured strikingly by Imogen Stubbs is all too painful to behold as we see a mother struggling to communicate openly with her children. It truly is a stand out performance.” 5 stars, Richard Earl, British Theatre
  • “Fran’s independence is fierily conveyed by Imogen Stubbs” 4 stars, Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard