|Born||Tamsin Morwenna Banks
20 September 1961
Redruth, Cornwall, England
|Occupation||Actress, writer, producer|
Tamsin Morwenna Banks (born 20 September 1961 in Redruth) is an English comedy actress, writer and producer known for her role as Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and Dr Hamster in the Nick Jr toddler series Peppa Pig.
Banks first major TV role was as part of the team on the television comedy sketch show Absolutely, broadcast on Channel 4 between 1989 and 1993.
Banks voiced the part of Clare Feeble in Stressed Eric, Mummy Pig and Dr Hamster the Vet in Peppa Pig, Queen Marigold in Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom and the ship's computer in the BBC TV series Hyperdrive. She also provided the voices of the witches in Meg and Mog, an animated children's series for CITV (2003), is Ping Pong in Rupert Bear (Channel 5), Guinevere in King Arthur's Disasters (CITV), and is an additional voice in the PlayStation 2 video game Dragon Quest VIII. She also voices Betty and Sonia in the 2008 film version of Tales of the Riverbank. She has voiced a few characters on the 2003-05 dark cartoon Monkey Dust as well. She wrote, produced and appeared in the British ensemble film The Announcement in 2001. She appears as Anthea Stonem in the E4 Teen drama Skins.
Banks also appeared as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, appearing in the last four episodes of that show's 20th season. In 2005 she appeared in the TV Series The Thick of It. In 2007 she appeared in the TV series' Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul. She has also appeared in the Steve Coogan BBC comedy Saxondale, where she played receptionist Vicky. She was the voice of Sister Marie in Popetown.
In 2009, Banks made a series of web videos for BBC Comedy called Celebrities STFU, each video featuring her in costume impersonating Lady Gaga, Noel Gallagher, Susan Boyle, Pixie Lott, Jools Holland and Duffy.
On 19 October 2013, BBC Radio 4 broadcast Banks' play 'Goodbye', about a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, an account of the path from first diagnosis to death (for Lizzie, played by Olivia Colman), for the family, but foremost about her relationship with her best friend (Jen, played by Natascha McElhone). The cast included Darren Boyd, John Simm, Alison Steadman, Ezra Banks-Baddiel and the voice of Dolly Banks-Baddiel; it was produced by Heather Larmour.
She lives with comedian David Baddiel and their two children Dolly (born 2001) and Ezra (born 2004) in north London.
- "Celebrities STFU". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
- Radio Times, 19-25 October 2013,p. 135
- BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Drama - Goodbye
- BBC Radio 4 - Feedback - Moving and poignant: Goodbye by Morwenna Banks, starring Olivia Coleman
- Morwenna Banks at the Internet Movie Database
- Morwenna Banks at AllMovie
- Biography on Absolutely.biz