Godley at the BAFTA Awards in 2008
|Born||20 January 1961|
Godley began her stand up career in 1994. She won an award for the "Best Show Concept" at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2002, and the "Spirit of the Festival" in 2006. In 2005 her autobiography Handstands in the Dark was published. In 2006, she was a finalist for the Edinburgh Evening Times'"Scotswoman of the Year" award. In 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009, she was nominated as "Best International Guest" by the New Zealand Comedy Guild.
Her daughter Ashley Storrie is also a stand-up comedian, and the two have worked together, both in support of the National Autistic Society of Scotland, as well as performing together at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.
In 2016 Godley was pictured standing outside Donald Trump's Turnberry Golf resort holding a sign stating "Trump is a Cunt", which went viral. She was prevented from approaching her subject by Police Scotland. Following a protest in Glasgow which she organised in November 2016 just prior to the election of Trump as President, she received rape threats through Twitter.
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