Anna-Louise Plowman

Anna-Louise Plowman

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Anna-Louise Plowman
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Plowman in 2005
Born (1972-05-09) 9 May 1972 (age 46)
New Zealand
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Toby Stephens (m. 2001)
Children 3

Anna-Louise Plowman (born 9 May 1972) is an actress.

Early life[edit]

Plowman was born in New Zealand.


She played consultant anaesthetist Annalese Carson in Holby City and Sarah Gardner/Osiris in Stargate SG-1. In 2003 she played Melinda MacLean, wife of British communist spy Donald Maclean, and mistress of spy Kim Philby (played by her husband Toby Stephens), in the TV mini-series Cambridge Spies.

She played Diana Goddard in the Doctor Who story “Dalek” in 2005. Plowman also played the role of “C” in a revival of Edward Albee‘s play, Three Tall Women, in 2006, at the Oxford Playhouse.

From 2016-2017 she played chamber maid Mrs. Hudson in the hit series Black Sails, which starred Toby Stephens.


Plowman attended the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, New Zealand between 1982 and 1989, where she graduated from Form 7. She later attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Plowman married actor Toby Stephens, who is the son of actors Dame Maggie Smith and the late Sir Robert Stephens, in London, in 2001. In May 2007, Plowman and Stephens had their first child, a son named Eli Alistair.[2] Simon Gray, the renowned British playwright (who penned Japes, a stage play, and Missing Dates, a radio drama, both of which starred Stephens), was Eli’s godfather.[3][4] Their daughters, Tallulah and Kura, were born in May 2009[5] and in September 2010, respectively.

Plowman and Stephens performed together as Sibyl and Elyot in Jonathan Kent‘s revival of Private Lives for the 2012 Chichester Festival,[6] reprised at the Gielgud Theatre in 2013.[7][8][9]



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