Ingrid Oliver

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Ingrid Oliver
Born London, England, UK
Occupation Actress, Comedian, Writer
Years active 2005–present

Ingrid Oliver is a British actress and comedian, and one half of comic double act Watson & Oliver. She is known for playing Osgood, a supporting character in the BBC television series Doctor Who.


Oliver and comedy partner Lorna Watson met at Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston upon Thames.[1] In September 2005, Watson and Oliver performed their first show together at The Canal Cafe Theatre in London. Since then they have taken sell-out shows to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in both 2006 and 2007.[2]

Oliver has performed in various radio and television productions, including Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes, The Penny Dreadfuls' radio series The Penny Dreadfuls Present... The Brothers Faversham[3] and in the radio series Another Case of Milton Jones. She played the part of Natalie in Peep Show on Channel 4.

She appears in the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging as Miss Stamp and in early 2009 could be seen in Channel 4's sitcom Plus One.[4]

In 2010 she played Mimi Throckmorton in Material Girl on BBC1, alongside Lenora Crichlow and Dervla Kirwan.[5]

In 2012 she appeared on Let's Dance For Sport Relief with comedy partner Lorna Watson, dancing Bolero, famously used by Torvill and Dean.

In 2013 she appeared in the first episode of "The Great Comic Relief Bake Off" and was named as 'Star Baker'.

In November 2013, she appeared in the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor", as Osgood. She was seen wearing the Fourth Doctor's iconic scarf.[6] In November 2014 she appeared again as Osgood in the series finale of Peter Capaldi's first series, dressed as The Doctor, this time mimicking Matt Smith's 11th Doctor (shirt and red bow tie) as well as David Tennant's 10th Doctor (blue trousers and red Converse shoes) as they faced the Cybermen, [7] where she is vaporized by Missy.

On 8 May 2015, it was announced that Oliver would be returning as Osgood in a two-part story to be broadcast in Autumn 2015, featuring the Zygons.

Film and TV[edit]

Footprints in the Snow (2005) - Back-up Organiser

Doc Martin (2005) - Radio Technician (1 Episode)

Vital Signs (2006) - Mum #2 (1 Episode)

Biffovision (2007) - Mrs. Peggy

Watson and Oliver: The Movie (2007) - Herself

Comedy Showcase (2007) - Rebecca Black

The Gym (2008) - Miriam (1 Episode)

Peep Show (2008) - Natalie (1 Episode)

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) - Mrs. Stamp

Tonightly (2008) - Ingrid (1 Episode)

The Wrong Door (2008) - Various Characters (6 Episodes)

Plus One (2009) - Rebecca Black (5 Episodes)

The Fixer (2009) - Sadie (1 Episode)

The Persuationists (2010) - Harriet (1 Episode)

Material Girl (2010) - Mimi Throckmorton (6 Episodes)

Twenty Twelve (2011) - AP The Today Program (1 Episode)

Lead Baloon (2011) - Jenny (1 Episode)

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margret (2012) - Yancy McPickles (1 Episode)

Watson and Oliver (2012-2013) - Various Characters (12 Episodes)

Doctor Who (2013, 2014, 2015) - Osgood (2 Episodes, 2 more upcoming)

Game Face (2014) - Clare

96 Ways to Say I Love You (2014) - Cammy


  1. ^ Lee, Veronica (19 February 2012). "Watson & Oliver: It's hi from me... and hi from her". The Independent. 
  2. ^ "Watson and Oliver", Edinburgh Guide Review, 2007 .
  3. ^ The Penny Dreadfuls, BBC7 .
  4. ^ "Who can fill French and Saunders' shoes?", The Guardian, 20 October 2008 .
  5. ^ "Programmes – Material Girl". BBC. .
  6. ^ Doctor Who at the Tower of London, BBC .
  7. ^ Wales online (JPEG) ,

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