Alison Steadman OBE

One of the UK’s most prominent actresses, Alison Steadman’s career spans theatre, film, radio and television and has seen her garner awards in both the UK and America.

Alison credits Macmillan as being a huge help to both her and her mother, Marjorie, when Marjorie was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer 20 years ago. 

We were delighted that Alison was one of our celebrity readers at our annual Guards Chapel Christmas Concert in 2014, and has since lent her support to World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Alison reunited with her Gavin and Stacey co-star Larry Lamb for a cake and coffee themed photo shoot in 2015, and made time in her busy filming schedule to talk to publications such as Waitrose Weekend and Prima to promote our flagship fundraiser.

Being told that you have cancer is the worst news imaginable, but Macmillan nurses hold your hand and make it so much more bearable. When my mum was ill, they were so kind to her.