Daisy May Cooper

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Daisy May Cooper (born 1986) is a British actress and writer. She won the 2018 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for playing Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Cooper was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, in 1986 and is the elder of two siblings—her brother being Charlie Cooper who plays Kurtan Mucklowe in This Country. She attended Cirencester Deer Park School, followed by drama school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art[2][3] in London.

Career[edit]

After landing one role, as a young mother in the ITV series Doc Martin, she left and returned to the West Country working as a cleaner with her brother Charlie. For a while the siblings lived together—their experiences would later form part of the writings for This Country.

In 2014, she landed the role of PC Garvey in the TV series The Wrong Mans. In the same year, a pilot based on the Coopers' initial series pitch had been shot as the (never released) film Kerry, setting the basis for This Country.

Due to the success of the first series of This Country, a second series was commissioned and aired on BBC Three in February 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Is BBC Three 'mockumentary' This Country the best British comedy since The Office?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Cirencester siblings Daisy and Charlie Cooper talk about their new BBC Three show This Country". Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Daisy-May Cooper". RADA.

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