Actress Joanne Froggatt had her first acting work on television with a one-time role on The Bill. Her first notable role on the small screen was as Zoe Tattersall on the soap opera Coronation Street. Following this, she played the part of Rachel Hicks in a 4-episode role on Bad Girls. At the same time, she pursued a career in the movies, debuting in the film Miranda. During this decade, she continued her work both on television and film. She guest-starred on such shows as Paradise Heights, Island at War, and Life on Mars. She also performed on the made-for-television films The Stretford Wives, Danielle Cable: Eyewitness, and Murder in the Outback.
She went on to play Kate on BBC’s Robin Hood. In the 2010s, her popularity grew thanks to her role as Anna Smith (later Anna Bates) on the hit period drama Downton Abbey. She won a Golden Globe for her role here. She starred on the program from 2010 to 2015. Simultaneously, she starred in the film In Our Name, for which her performance was noticed, winning the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Other remarkable performances include the movies Filth, uwantme2killhim?, Still Life, Starfish, A Street Cat Named Bob, A Crooked Somebody, and Mary Shelley. It was announced that there’ll be a continuation to the series Downton Abbey in the form of a film, for which she will reprise her character as Anna Bates. In addition, she played the lead part as Laura Nielson on the miniseries Liar.
Apart from her diet plan, Joanne Froggatt keeps her body fit and healthy by living an active lifestyle. Talking about her workout routine, she told The New Potato, “I go to the gym on average three times a week and if I’m tired, I get an early night. I think we all struggle with the work life balance no matter what the job; the main thing I try and do is to pay attention to what my body needs. If I’m feeling tired, then maybe an early night is more beneficial than forcing myself to go to the gym.”