Beverly Rudd

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Beverly Rudd
Years active2006–present

Beverly Rudd is a British television and theatre actress. She rose to prominence playing the role of Tina in the BBC Three sitcom Massive. She won a Royal Television Society award for her work on the show. She later joined the cast of comedy sketch show Scallywagga. From 2011 until 2018 Rudd played the regular role of Lisa in the Sky One comedy drama Trollied. Aside from television work the actress has concentrated on her theatre work and has appeared in numerous stage productions.


Rudd completed her training with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1] Her early on-screen credits include Marie in the Channel 4 comedy drama No Angels, Gussie in ITV's drama Octavia and Dawn in Lindy Heymann's Coming Up film Service.[2] In 2008, Rudd joined the cast of BBC Three sitcom Massive playing Tina. The show also starred Carl Rice and Faye McKeever.[3] In 2009, Rudd won the "Best Performance in a Comedy" accolade at the Royal Television Society North West Awards.[4]

In 2010, Rudd joined the cast of BBC comedy sketch show Scallywagga during the second season, which also starred Rice.[5] She later appeared in Coronation Street as Brigitte and Shameless as Liz.[6][2]

In 2011, the actress joined the cast of the Sky One comedy drama Trollied, playing Lisa.[7] The character is a rude checkout assistant who is not committed to her job role.[8] The show also starred Rudd's Massive co-stars Rice and McKeever.[9] In addition Rudd and Rice's characters Lisa and Colin were a romantic double act through out the show's tenure.[10] The show remained on-air until 2018 when Sky decided to end the show.[11]

Rudd has often concentrated on theatre work and her acting credits include The Twits at the Curve Theatre, Dead Dog In A Suitcase for an international tour and The Hole Story tour with Paines Plough.[1] Rudd also appeared in James And The Giant Peach at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Exchange Theatre.[1] At the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre she has performed in Peter Pan, The Beggars Opera and Into The Woods. She played roles in the musical Soho Cinders at the Soho Theatre, The Little Mermaid at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, The Magistrate which was televised live at the National Theatre Company, Days Of Significance at the Tricycle theatre and Titus Andronicus at the Paradoxos Theatre.[1] She also toured the UK in the Kneehigh production of Tin Drum.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 No Angels Marie Guest role
2006 Service Dawn Guest role
2008 Octavia Gussie Guest role
2008 Massive Tina Regular role
2009 Mad, Bad & Sad Receptionist Film
2009 Comedy Showcase Katie Guest role
2010 Scallywagga Kirsty Recurring role
2010 Inn Mates Kaney Guest role
2011-2018 Trollied Lisa Regular role
2011 Coronation Street Brigitte Guest role
2011 Him & Her Anita Guest role
2012 Shameless Liz Guest role
2012 National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Popham Televised theatre
2012 Comedy Showcase Gillian Lawson Guest role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Format Association Category Nominated work Result
2009 Television RTS North West Awards Best Performance in a Comedy Massive Won[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Beverly Rudd". Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Beverly Rudd" (PDF). Shepherd Management. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Massive - brand new comedy series on BBC Three". BBC Online. 29 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-03. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "How to Look Good....on Stage? The Winners of the Royal Television Society North West Awards 2009". Royal Television Society. 1 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2018-10-23. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Also Realeased{sic}". Evening Chronicle. (Trinity Mirror). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  6. ^ Chapman, Megan (23 February 2018). ""One of the funniest shows I have ever watched" - Brief Encounter at the Lowry". VIVA Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  7. ^ "About The Show". Sky One. 14 July 2015. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Meet The Valco Staff". Sky One. 1 December 2013. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  9. ^ Chruchill, Laura (12 July 2017). "Sky1 supermarket comedy Trollied filming underway in Bristol". Bristol Post. (Reach plc). Archived from the original on 2018-01-21. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  10. ^ Shennan, Paddy (3 September 2013). "Liverpool actor Carl Rice is the boy from the White Stuff". Liverpool Echo. (Reach plc). Archived from the original on 2018-09-11. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  11. ^ Anderton, Joe (23 August 2018). "Trollied is ending on Sky One after one last Christmas special". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Kneehigh Announces Full Casting for The Tin Drum". Broadway World. 29 June 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-03-06. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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