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|Birth name||Isobel Jane Suttie|
11 August 1978 |
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
|Medium||Stand up, Theatre, Radio, TV|
|Notable works and roles||Stand-up, Peep Show, Pearl and Dave|
|British Comedy Awards|
Nomination for Best Female Newcomer for Peep Show 2008Nomination for Best Female Breakthrough for Peep Show 2010
Suttie was born in Hull and raised in Matlock, Derbyshire. From an early age she expressed a desire to act and write. She began playing the guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve after she was refused saxophone lessons. She went on to perform in many amateur dramatic groups and in school plays, and was in bands from the age of thirteen. She attended Highfields School in Matlock where her fellow pupils included Dave Johnson from electronic duo Grandadbob, Tom Marriott and Matt Chandler, guitarist and trombonist respectively, from funk band Pest,, dance music duo Rhythm Plate and Ben Ottewell, singer-songwriter from the Mercury Prize-winning indie-rock band Gomez.
Suttie trained as an actress at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2000.
She began performing stand up comedy in 2003 and her act normally consists of music, stand-up and stories, either as herself or under the guise of a character.
BBC Radio writing and performing work includes The Mitch Benn Music Show, Tilt (BBC 7); Out to Lunch, "The Trap" (BBC Radio 2); The Milk Run (BBC Radio 1); The Now Show, The Alternative Women's Institute, Four on the Floor, Danny Robins Music Therapy, Laurence & Gus: Hearts & Minds, Sarah Millican's Support Group, Charlie Brooker's So Wrong It's Right, and Pearl and Dave (all BBC Radio 4). She is also a regular presenter of The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4 Extra and has acted in two of Tim Key's radio shows.
At the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe, Suttie was one of the acts in stand-up showcase The Comedy Zone. In 2006, she acted in Danielle Ward's Take-a-Break Tales at The Pleasance with Neil Edmond and Emma Fryer. In 2007, she performed her debut solo stand-up show, Love Lost in the British Retail Industry, which she took to Sydney Arts Festival and on a UK tour in 2010–11, and in 2008 her second solo Edinburgh show The Suttie Show. She played psycho killer Sorrow in the revival of Danielle Ward and Martin White's cult musical Gutted at the Leicester Square Theatre for two performances in February and March 2011. She took her third solo stand-up show, Pearl and Dave, to Edinburgh in August 2011. Pearl and Dave was picked by BBC Radio 4 to be one of four broadcast pilots of Edinburgh shows from 2011, alongside Thom Tuck, Chris Ramsey and John Peel's Shed, and was broadcast in January 2012, followed by a UK tour. She appeared at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in July 2012. Suttie wrote and performed a 4 part series called Isy Suttie's Love Letters, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.
An accomplished musician, Suttie composed and directed the score for Marat/Sade at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2001. She occasionally duets with folk musician Gavin Osborn and supported Jim Bob (previously of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine) on tour in 2010. Suttie also appeared with Jim Bob for the fourth year of the "Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People" event at the Bloomsbury Theatre in December 2011. Suttie appeared in the short film that accompanied the song "God of Loneliness" by Emmy The Great, alongside Shazad Latif of Spooks—the piece is directed by Chris Boyle.
Suttie was nominated for Best Female Newcomer at the 2008 British Comedy Awards and Female Breakthrough Artist at the 2011 British Comedy Awards. She was nominated for Funniest Woman in the 2010 Loaded magazine's Lafta Awards, which she won in 2011. She was nominated again in 2012. She was regional winner of the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Competition (1995) for composition, winner of the Julian Slade Songwriting Competition (1998) and Chortle Awards best newcomer nominee (2005). In 2013, the BBC Radio 4 version of Pearl and Dave won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award.
In July 2009, Suttie appeared on the panel game 8 out of 10 Cats on Channel 4 and in 2011 she appeared alongside Simon Evans and Dave Gorman in Dave's One Night Stand (Dave Channel). In 2011, she appeared in Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson alongside Mark Watson, Josie Long, Rufus Hound, Colin Hoult, Stephen K Amos and Charlie Baker (Dave Channel).
She provides the voices for BBC One's Walk on the Wild Side in addition to voicing the character of Josie The Dog in Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Penelope Princess of Pets (Channel 4 Comedy Lab). She provides voices for children's series The Octonauts and The Revolting World of Stanley Brown.
She has also made TV appearances in Holby City, as Mary Shelley in The Trouble With Love (BBC Two), as various characters in The Incredible Will and Greg (Channel 4), as Lianne in Rab C. Nesbitt (BBC), as a judge in Genie in the House and as a nurse in two episodes of Skins (Channel 4).
In March 2012, she appeared in episode 5 of the second series of White Van Man, "They Think It's All Over".
She was cast as IT geek Dobby in Peep Show in 2008, a role she still plays.
In 2012, Suttie voice-acted in the CBBC show "The Cow that Almost Missed Christmas" alongside Johnny Vegas. The show was a one-off animation which gave a unique interpretation of the Christmas Nativity seen through the eyes of a cow called Majorie, who Suttie voiced.
She plays the regular character Esther in series 11 of "Shameless", broadcast in 2013. In January 2013 she appeared in the ITV comedy drama series Great Night Out as Bev. In February–March she performed in Comedy Central UK's "The Alternative Comedy Experience".
Suttie appears in the S4C Welsh learners programme "Hwb" as a Welsh learner (which she is in real life) in a regular sketch called "Y Wers Gymraeg " ("The Welsh Lesson"). She is in a relationship with bilingual Welsh comedian Elis James. The couple live in London.
In August 2013, Suttie appeared in the one-off revival episode of the television series Knightmare as Treguard's assistant Veruca/Daisy. The 26-minute episode was aired as part of YouTube's "Geek Week" celebrations.
|2008||Love Soup||Researcher||BBC One||Season 2, Episode 7|
|2008||The Incredible Will and Greg||Various sketches||Channel 4||TV movie|
|2008||Genie in the House||Audition Judge||Nickelodeon||1 episode|
|2008||Peep Show||Dobby||Channel 4||Series 5 – present|
|2009||Holby City||Nancy Colcano||BBC One||1 Episode|
|2009||Walk on the Wild Side||Various Voice Overs||BBC One (Series 1, 2), CBBC (Series 3)||Series 1, 2, and 3.|
|2010||Whites||Kiki||BBC Two||Series 1|
|2010||Penelope Princess of Pets||Josie The Dog||Channel 4||TV movie|
|2011||Rab C. Nesbitt||Leanne Curruth||BBC Two||Series 10, Episode 5|
|2012||Skins||Nurse Pauline||Channel 4||2 Episodes|
|2012||White Van Man||Tash||BBC Three||Season 2, Episode 5|
|2012||The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas||Marjorie (voice)||BBC Two||TV movie|
|2013||Great Night Out||Bev||ITV||Series 1|
|2013||Shameless||Esther Blanco||Channel 4||Series 11|
|2013||Love Matters||Bella Wright||Sky Living||Series 1, Episode 3|
|2013||Would I Lie To You?||Herself||BBC One||Series 7, Episode 2|
|2013||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Herself||BBC Two||Series 27, Episode 2|
|2013||QI||Herself||BBC Two||Series K, Episode 8|
|2013||Father Figure||BBC One||Series 1, Episode 6|
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