Published: 23 June 2021

An evening with Alison Steadman to raise funds for cancer research

Our charity partner Topic of Cancer is hosting an evening with Patron Alison Steadman OBE, to raise funds for our ground-breaking immunotherapy research.

About the event

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Alison will be interviewed by former BBC news reporter and fellow Topic of Cancer Patron Yvonne Hall about her life and career in the TV and film industry, followed by an audience Q&A. The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday 8 July 2021 and tickets are £10 each.

Buy tickets online via the Topic of Cancer website

Proceeds from the event will help fund research within our Targeted Cancer Therapy Research Group, led by Hardev Pandha, Professor of Oncology. Funds will also finance a choir, fitness groups and a support group for individuals with cancer and their families, in the Guildford area.

Alison's career

Alison Steadman OBE

Alison Steadman OBE is an English actress who made her professional stage debut in 1968. She established her career in Mike Leigh’s 1970s TV plays Nuts in May (1976) and Abigail’s Party (1977). She’s received BAFTA TV Award nominations for the 1986 BBC serial The Singing Detective, and in 2001 for the ITV drama series Fat Friends (2000–2005). Other television roles include Pride and Prejudice (1995), Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010, 2019) and Orphan Black (2015–2016).

She was nominated for the 1991 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Life Is Sweet, and the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Mari in the original production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

Her other film appearances include A Private Function (1984), Topsy-Turvy (1999), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) and Dad’s Army (2016).

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