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12 September 1960 |
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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Montagu's reputation in comedy character parts was enhanced by her performance in Bridget Jones's Diary as Perpetua, Bridget's unpleasant colleague. She also appeared in the 2006 film Confetti as highly strung magazine editor Vivien Kay-Wylie. She appeared in the film I Want Candy in which she plays the mother of an ambitious teenager. She appeared in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). In 2013, she reprised her role as Lynn Benfield for the Alan Partridge film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. She is currently filming the much anticipated Dad's Army film.
In 2004 and 2005, Montagu starred in ITV comedy drama Doc Martin as Caroline Bosmand the radio presenter of Radio Portwenn. She co-starred as Lynn, the faithful but put-upon personal assistant, in I'm Alan Partridge and as the huge-breasted, raunchy vicar's wife Sue 2 in Nighty Night. In 2006, she took the leading role of housewife and gang queen Barbara Du Prez in the offbeat comedy series Suburban Shootout. Her other television credits include Mapp and Lucia, Health and Efficiency, Wish Me Luck, Tumbledown, The Harry Enfield Television Show, 2point4 Children, A Touch of Frost, My Life as a Popat, Johnny and the Bomb, Peak Practice, The Queen's Sister, Coogan's Run, Doc Martin, Lead Balloon, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, Skins Hank Zipzer, and M.I. High.
Montagu has also been a regular voice on a range of comedy programmes on BBC Radio 4 since the mid-1980s. Her credits include Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Delve Special, Ayres on the Air, Dial M For Pizza, Old Harry's Game, The Million Pound Radio Show, Revolting People, and No Commitments.
Montagu married Alan Nixon in 1984. They divorced in 2006.
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