Ingrid Oliver

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Ingrid Oliver
Ingrid Oliver - Doctor Who filming in Cardiff June 2014.jpg
Oliver in costume as Osgood during filming of Doctor Who in Cardiff, June 2014
Born London, England, UK
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer
Years active 2005–present

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

Career[edit]

Oliver and her 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 Boléro, 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 seemingly vaporized by Missy.

On 8 May 2015, it was announced that Oliver would be returning as Osgood in a two-part story broadcast in the autumn, featuring the Zygons. Oliver returned to the role of Osgood in the Doctor Who two - part story The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion where her perceived demise was explained.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Footprints in the Snow Back-up Organiser
2005 Doc Martin Radio Technician 1 episode
2006 Vital Signs Mum #2 1 episode
2007 Biffovision Mrs. Peggy
2007 Watson and Oliver: The Movie Herself
2007 Comedy Showcase Rebecca Black
2008 The Gym Miriam 1 episode
2008 Peep Show Natalie 1 episode
2008 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Mrs. Stamp
2008 Tonightly Ingrid 1 episode
2008 The Wrong Door Various Characters 6 episodes
2009 Plus One Rebecca Black 5 episodes
2009 The Fixer Sadie 1 episode
2010 The Persuationists Harriet 1 episode
2010 Material Girl Mimi Throckmorton 6 episodes
2011 Twenty Twelve AP The Today Program 1 episode
2011 Lead Balloon Jenny 1 episode
2012 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margret Yancy McPickles 1 episode
2012–13 Watson and Oliver Various Characters 12 episodes
2013–15 Doctor Who Petronella Osgood "The Day of the Doctor" (2013)
"Death in Heaven" (2014)
"The Zygon Invasion" (2015)
"The Zygon Inversion" (2015)
2014 Game Face Clare
2014 96 Ways to Say I Love You Cammy

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