Felicity Montagu

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Felicity Montagu
Born Felicity J. Montagu[1]
(1960-09-12) 12 September 1960 (age 53)
Leeds, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985-Present
Spouse(s) Alan Nixon (1984-2006) (divorced)
Website
http://www.felicitymontagu.co.uk

Felicity Montagu (born 12 September 1960) is an English actress,[2] known for her performances in radio and television comedy series and films.

Educated at Loughborough University and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Felicity Montagu has played the foil to a series of prominent comedy characters.

Television[edit]

In 2004 and 2005 Montagu starred in ITV comedy drama Doc Martin as Caroline Bosmand the radio presenter of Radio Portwenn.

Montagu co-starred opposite Steve Coogan 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, both for BBC Television.

In 2006, Montagu took the leading role of housewife and gang queen Barbara Du Prez in the offbeat comedy series Suburban Shootout alongside Anna Chancellor, Ralph Ineson and Alan Partridge co-star Amelia Bullmore.

Her other television credits include: Mapp and Lucia, Ffizz, Lovejoy, Health and Efficiency, Trust, Coming Through, This is David Lander, Wish Me Luck, Tumbledown, The Harry Enfield Television Show, Josie, Paul Merton - The Series, 2point4 Children, A Touch of Frost, My Life as a Popat, Johnny and the Bomb, Peak Practice, Black Ball, The Queen's Sister, Coogan's Run, Doc Martin, Lead Balloon, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, Skins and Hank Zipzer and also Mi High Big Sister.

Film[edit]

Montagu's reputation in comedy character parts was enhanced by her film performance alongside Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones's Diary as Perpetua, Bridget's unpleasant colleague. She also appears in the 2006 film Confetti as highly strung magazine editor Vivien Kay-Wylie. Felicity Montagu also appeared in a film alongside Carmen Electra, entitled I Want Candy in which she plays the mother of ambitious teenager, Joe, played by Tom Riley; and in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). In 2013, she reprised her role as Lynn Benfield for the Alan Partridge feature film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Radio[edit]

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.

Theatre[edit]

Montagu starred as Melanie alongside Rowan Atkinson in the 2013 West End Production of Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndham's Theatre in London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Births England and Wales 1837-2006 Findmypast.co.uk
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008-08-05). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin. pp. 275–. ISBN 9780452289789. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Felicity Montagu at the Internet Movie Database