Annette Badland is an English Actress known for the range of roles she portrayed on television, radio, stage, and film. Most people know her from the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who for playing the role of Margaret Blaine.
Other than that, the characters Mrs. Glenna Fitzgibbons from the show Outlander's first season and Babe smith in the BBC soap opera EastEnders portrayed by her were noteworthy performances by her.
The 70 years old actress was born on 26 August 1950 in Edgbaston, Birmingham to her British parents.
Source: Married Biography
Annette Badland's background
Badland's mother is originally Scottish who migrated to Birmingham from Loanhead, Scotland during world war II. Before meeting Annette's father, she worked as a munitions and aircraft worker in the factories.
Growing up, her family frequently visited Scotland for vacations where they would also visit family. Her father's name was Jack who unfortunately passed away. Badland also had a sister named Mercy in her family.
Badland did a lot of theatres in her early days. She got trained in acting at East 15 Acting School of Loughton, Essex. She also worked in a rep at Southwold Summer Theatre during her time in Loughton. She earned an Equity Card for her performance as the maid in Private lives subsequently earning her the right to work in professional theatre.
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Quick facts about Annette Badland
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Badland's career began after her drama school in the form of a theatre actor. She first joined Ian McKellen's Actors' Company at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. The character Audrey played by Badland in As You Like It was considered a promising debut in a leading company.
Her first role in television as an actor was the 1975's feature-length biopic called The Naked Civil Servant. She portrayed the role of a tap-dancing pupil in the show aired on Thames Television.
Badland in her early career( source: Twitter)
Badland first landed a role for the 1977 film Jabberwocky which was based on Lewis Carroll's epic poem. She starred alongside Michael Palin and Harry H. Corbett. She took a long 9 years pause from the film industry before returning to the big screen for the 1986 film Knights & Emeralds.
Her performance in Jim Cartwright’s play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice got her an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1993. Badland was also nominated for the Screen actors guild award in 1999 for her performance in the same movie.
Annette Badland's net worth
Badland's job as an actor is the primary source of her income. Reportedly, Badland makes a little over $25,000 per episode on TV shows. Furthermore, she charges $5000 for working in drama and audiobooks.
The exact figure of how much she made out of her acting career is not known. However, her net worth is estimated to be around 17 million USD. Her partner David's net worth is not revealed but we can guess that it is somewhere around a few hundred thousand.
Is Annette Badland married?
Badland is not married as of September 2021. However, she is dating a man, David Hattan. David and Annette haven't tied the knot yet.
Badland's boyfriend David is also an actor who has made appearances in at least 58 shows. The Pirates Of Penzance, The Knock, Shadow of The Noose, etc are some of the popular ones where he has acted. David has been working in the film industry since 1972. His debut in the television series was from Hope and Keen’s Crazy House.
Annette with David (Source: Married Biography)
According to sources, the couple first met in 1979. Reportedly, Annette was performing on stage while David was in the audience cheering for her from the stands. Badland has stated that David had fallen in love with her and kept coming back to see her after their first interaction.
Despite being together for so long, the couple had no intention of getting married right from the beginning.
Does Annette Badland have a child?
Badland lived with her boyfriend David together for a long time but they didn't have any children.
Annette Badland's weight loss journey
Annette Badland disclosed her weight loss journey in an interview. She reportedly followed the method of acupuncture that helped her to lose calories.
On 23 April 2018, Badland shared a picture of hers on her Twitter where she looked much thinner than usual. Her fans were quick to notice the change and started raising questions about her weight. Her Twitter account has 21.5k followers and she has made 15,500 tweets from her account as of September 2021.
Annette Badland's likes and dislikes
Annette Badland loves to travel. Her favorite actor is Nick Hendrix and her favorite actress is Fiona Dolman. Among all places in the world, she loves London the most. Black is her favorite color. The actor's favorite television of all time is Midsomer Murders.