Isobel Jane Suttie
11 August 1978
Hull, East Yorkshire, England
|Medium||Television, radio, theatre, stand-up|
Isobel Jane "Isy" Suttie (/
Suttie was born in Hull to an English mother and Scottish father, and brought up in Matlock, Derbyshire. From an early age she expressed a desire to act and write. She began playing the guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve after she was refused saxophone lessons. As a teenager she was a member of a progressive rock band called Infinite Drift. She attended Highfields School in Matlock.
Suttie trained as an actress at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2000. In 2001 she composed and directed a score for Peter Weiss' play Marat/Sade at the Arcola Theatre in London. Suttie began performing stand-up comedy in 2003. Her act normally consists of music, stand-up and stories, either as herself or under the guise of a character.
At the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe, Suttie was one of the acts in stand-up showcase The Comedy Zone. In 2006, she acted in Danielle Ward's Take-a-Break Tales at The Pleasance with Neil Edmond and Emma Fryer. In 2007, she performed her debut solo stand-up show, Love Lost in the British Retail Industry, which she took to Sydney Arts Festival and on a UK tour in 2010–11, and in 2008 her second solo Edinburgh show The Suttie Show. She played psycho killer Sorrow in the revival of Danielle Ward and Martin White's cult musical Gutted at the Leicester Square Theatre for two performances in February and March 2011. She took her third solo stand-up show, Pearl and Dave, to Edinburgh in August 2011. She appeared at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in July 2012.
Suttie occasionally duets with folk musician Gavin Osborn and supported Jim Bob on tour in 2010. She also appeared with Jim Bob for the fourth year of the "Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People" event at the Bloomsbury Theatre in December 2011.
Suttie was nominated for Best Female Newcomer at the 2008 British Comedy Awards, then Female Breakthrough Artist in 2011 and Best Female TV Comic in 2014. She was regional winner of the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Competition (1995) for composition, winner of the Julian Slade Songwriting Competition (1998) and Chortle Awards best newcomer nominee (2005). In 2013, the BBC Radio 4 version of Pearl and Dave won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award.
She provides the voices for BBC One's Walk on the Wild Side in addition to voicing the character of Josie The Dog in Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Penelope Princess of Pets (Channel 4 Comedy Lab). She provides voices for children's series The Revolting World of Stanley Brown. Isy is also the voiceover of several TV commercials.
Suttie played a waitress called Kiki alongside Alan Davies in BBC Two's Whites, which aired in autumn 2010. She has also made TV appearances in Holby City, as Mary Shelley in The Trouble With Love (BBC Two), as various characters in The Incredible Will and Greg (Channel 4), as Lianne in Rab C. Nesbitt (BBC), as a judge in Genie in the House and as a nurse in two episodes of Skins (Channel 4).
In 2012, Suttie voice-acted in the CBBC show The Cow that Almost Missed Christmas alongside Johnny Vegas. The show was a one-off animation which gave a unique interpretation of the Christmas Nativity seen through the eyes of a cow called Marjorie, who Suttie voiced.
She was cast as IT geek Dobby in Peep Show in 2008, a role that she continued to play for the remainder of the show's run until 2015.
Suttie has written and appeared in many shows on BBC radio, including her own BBC Radio 4 series, Isy Suttie's Love Letters, which began in 2013. She is also a regular presenter of The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4 Extra and has acted in two of Tim Key's radio shows.
In August 2013, Suttie appeared in the one-off revival episode of the television series Knightmare as Treguard's assistant Veruca/Daisy. The 26-minute episode was aired as part of YouTube's "Geek Week" celebrations.
Suttie appeared in the S4C Welsh learners programme Hwb as a Welsh learner (which she is in real life) in a regular sketch called "Y Wers Gymraeg" ("The Welsh Lesson"), starring her partner Elis James.
In 2014 she wrote and starred in a short film, The Best Night of Roxy's Life, alongside Philip Jackson and JJ Burnel of The Stranglers. The film tells the story of Roxy, a Stranglers superfan who meets JJ, her hero.
In January 2016, her first book, The Actual One, was published by Orion.
In September 2016, she began a six-episode run on the Channel 4 TV show Damned as Natalie, a temporary receptionist. She returned for the second series in 2018. She also appeared in the sitcom Man Down as Miss Clarke.
|2008||Love Soup||Researcher||BBC One||Season 2, Episode 7|
|2008||The Incredible Will and Greg||Various sketches||Channel 4||TV movie|
|2008||Genie in the House||Audition Judge||Nickelodeon||1 episode|
|2008–2015||Peep Show||Dobby||Channel 4||Series 5 – 9|
|2009||Holby City||Nancy Colcano||BBC One||1 Episode|
|2009–2013||Walk on the Wild Side||Various Voice Overs||BBC One (Series 1, 2), CBBC (Series 3)||Series 1, 2, and 3.|
|2010||Whites||Kiki||BBC Two||Series 1|
|2010||Penelope Princess of Pets||Josie The Dog||Channel 4||TV movie|
|2011||Rab C. Nesbitt||Leanne Curruth||BBC Two||Series 10, Episode 5|
|2012||Skins||Nurse Pauline||Channel 4||2 Episodes|
|2012||White Van Man||Tash||BBC Three||Season 2, Episode 5|
|2012||The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas||Marjorie (voice)||BBC Two||TV movie|
|2013||Great Night Out||Bev||ITV||Series 1|
|2013||Shameless||Esther Blanco||Channel 4||Series 11|
|2013||Love Matters||Bella Wright||Sky Living||Series 1, Episode 3|
|2013||Would I Lie To You?||Herself||BBC One||Series 7, Episode 2|
|2013||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Herself||BBC Two||Series 27, Episode 2|
|2013||QI||Herself||BBC Two||Series K, Episode 8|
|2013||Father Figure||BBC One||Series 1, Episode 6|
|2013||Comedy Blaps ACMS Presents A Board Meeting||Isy, Vicky||Channel 4||Episodes 1–3|
|2014||Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled||Mrs||Dave||Series 1, Episode 4|
|2015 – present||8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown||Herself||Channel 4||4 Episodes|
|2016 – present||Man Down||Ally||Channel 4||10 Episodes|
|2016 – present||Damned||Nat||Channel 4||12 Episodes|
The A-Z of Mrs P Original London Cast
|The A-Z of Mrs P||24 March 2014||SimG Productions||Suttie sings in the role of Phyllis Pearsall|
- "No peeping – Isy Suttie interview". Scotland on Sunday. 3 August 2008.
- "Isy Suttie: The Suttie Show". Metro. 3 August 2008.
- "Suttie wins radio gold". Chortle. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- Rampton, James (19 November 2012). "Isy Suttie: A geeky girlfriend who rewrites the rules of comedy". The Independent. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- How Isy made her mark in the tough world of comedy Archived 25 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine. This Is Derbyshire. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- '''Comedy Central:''' Isy Suttie Archived 23 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Comedycentral.co.uk. Retrieved on 7 April 2013
- "Isy Suttie". The Guardian. 2006. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- "Talking Shop: Isy Suttie". BBC. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- "Wednesday 19 May 2010 Jim Bob". Songkick. Songkick. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People". Bloomsbury Theatre. The Bloomsbury Theatre. December 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "THE GOD OF LONELINESS: THE NEW SINGLE FROM EMMY THE GREAT". Lost at E Minor. Lost at E Minor. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Emmy The Great – 'God of Loneliness'" (Video upload). Chris Boyle at Vimeo. Vimeo LLC. June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Whites". BBC Two. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
- "International Waters Episode 2: And the Prince of Thieves". 29 March 2012.
- "CBBC – The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas". BBC. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- Rob Leigh (5 August 2013). "Treguard's back to take on The Opposition with Isy Suttie! Watch new Knightmare episode, part of YouTube's Geek Week". Mirror. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Hwb — "Y Wers Gymraeg" Pennod 1 / Episode 1 (11/03/12)". S4C Youtube. 8 March 2012.
- "The A-Z of Mrs P". Southwark Playhouse. 2014. Archived from the original on 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "Isy Suttie: Sticking Point". Big Issue North. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- "Elis I love you, will you marry me?". Chortle. 22 February 2016.
- "Why Isy Suttie – Peep Show's Dobby – is learning Welsh". BBC News. 6 October 2011.
- Richardson, Jay (12 December 2014). "Isy Suttie writes her memoir". Chortle.
- "The A-Z of Mrs P Original London Cast Recording". Records. SimG Productions. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Jenny Antill (16 March 2014). "BWW Reviews: THE A-Z OF MRS P Original London Cast Recording". Broadway World. Retrieved 7 July 2014.