MIRANDA HART

Miranda Hart is a comedy writer and actress hailed recently as the ‘Queen of Comedy’, a role she thinks should be officially appointed by the Queen and means you get to go out once a week with Prince Harry. 

She is best known for her hugely successful sitcom Miranda which ran for four series on the BBC and earned her three RTS Awards, four British Comedy Awards, plus four BAFTA nominations.

Her status as one of the UK’s leading actresses was consolidated when she graced the screens with her much loved role, Chummy, in the hit BBC 1 drama series Call the Midwife.  She earned a BAFTA nomination for her performance and won an NTA Award and two TV Choice Awards. 

She recently starred in her first movie alongside Melissa McCarthy playing Nancy in the movie Spy directed by Paul Feig which was No 1 at the Box Office for three weeks when it came out in June 2015. 

As a stand-up comedian, in 2014, Miranda completed a sell out stand-up arena tour My, What I Call, Live Show culminating in five shows at the London’s 02 (the accompanying DVD was the second highest selling stand-up DVD of that year).

She earned her reputation as one of Britain’s top comedians from her stand-up and sketch shows at the Edinburgh Festival and on the London circuit.  She first went up to Edinburgh in 1994 when she was at University in Bristol (trying to distract herself from the Politics degree she was doing) and it wasn’t until 2005 when she did her last show there that she was able to give up her office temping jobs.  After her post-grad drama degree at A.L.R.A in London, she worked as a PA in the charity sector from 1997 to 2005, most notably at Macmillan Cancer Support and Comic Relief.

Before her own sitcom was commissioned in 2009, Miranda played Barbara in BBC 1’s Not Going Out with Lee Mack, and earned a British Comedy Award nomination for her role in sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive alongside Nick Frost.  She also had roles in Nighty Night, Smack the Pony, Absolutely Fabulous and The Vicar of Dibley.

Miranda is also an author and her first book, Is It Just Me?, was the biggest selling non-fiction hardback of 2013, staying at No.1 for 13 weeks, occupying the highly-coveted Christmas number one spot and also winning Non-Fiction Book of the Year at The National Book Awards. In 2014, Miranda had her second book published, titled The Best Of Miranda to a similar success.  Her next book Peggy and Me will be out in October 2016.

FUN (mostly unnecessary) FACTS

Miranda’s comedy hero is Eric Morecambe.  Other inspirational comedians include Joyce Grenfell, Tony Hancock, Tommy Cooper, The Two Ronnies, French and Saunders, Victoria Wood and Ellen.

Miranda’s nickname at school was Merm the Sperm because as a very long and lanky teenager she was teased for looking like a sperm when on a trampoline (it was an all girls boarding school, they knew nothing of sperms).

Miranda wanted to be a PE teacher when she left school. She played lacrosse at county level and still plans to win Wimbledon one day.

Her favourite meal would be a good old British fayre – roast chicken and all the trimmings with an obscene amount of bread sauce, with apple crumble and custard for pud. 

CREDITS

FILM

Spy
The Infidel
Magicians
I Want Candy
Tales Of The River Bank

THEATRE

My, What I Call, Live Show
Cruising
Come Out Eli

TV

Call The Midwife
Miranda
Gangsta Granny
Not Going Out
Monday Monday
Angelo's
Hyperdrive
Lead Balloon
My Family And Other Animals
Nighty Night
Absolutely Fabulous
Vicar Of Dibley
Smack The Pony
William And Mary

PANEL SHOWS / RADIO

Have I Got News For You
Would I Lie To You
Room 101
Back Chat With Jack Whitehall
Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
Chris Evans Breakfast Show (guest Host)
Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive
Miranda Hart's Joke Shop
Miranda Hart's House Party
99p Challenge
At Home With The Snails

CHAT SHOWS N' STUFF

Graham Norton Show
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
When Miranda Met Bruce
Bear Grylls Wild Weekend
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert
Strictly Come Dancing
My Hero - Documentary On Eric Morecambe
Celebrity Gogglebox
Jonathan Ross Show
Alan Carr Show
The One Show
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“Look in the mirror and say, 'There is none other like you and for that reason alone you are beautiful.”

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might just turn out to be the most marvellous thing you ever did.”

" I think it's sad when people stop dreaming, or start losing hope. Because holding onto the bonkers dream

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“ To varying degrees, we all feel awkward. Whether we hide it with arrogance, shyness, modesty; whether we play the clown or the trendsetter, everyone struggles.”

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" We all have our worries about our bodies and our looks. We just need to make the best of our lovely, wonky selves.

The key is never to compare and try to be something you're not.”

 

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