Katy Wix

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Katy Wix
Born
Katy Victoria J Wix

(1980-02-28) 28 February 1980 (age 42)
OccupationActress, comedian, author
Years active2006–present

Katy Victoria J Wix (born 28 February 1980)[1] is a Welsh actress, comedian and author. She is best known for her television roles as Daisy in Not Going Out, Carole in Stath Lets Flats, Mary in Ghosts and Sarah Ferguson in The Windsors. She has also appeared in Outnumbered, Miranda and as a series contestant on Taskmaster.[2] She has written two series of her own sitcom for BBC Radio 4, Bird Island. In 2021 she published her first work of non-fiction, Delicacy.

Early life[edit]

Wix was born in Pontypridd[2][3] and grew up in Cardiff.[4] She attended the University of Warwick in Coventry before going on to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.[5][citation needed]

Career[edit]

In 2007, Wix joined the cast of sitcom Not Going Out as recurring character Daisy and then went on to be a regular from Series 3 until her final appearance in the 2015 Christmas special.[6] In Torchwood: Children of Earth she plays Rhiannon Davies, the sister of Ianto Jones.[7] In 2010, she presented the BBC Three series The King Is Dead. She made guest appearances on the BBC shows Horrible Histories, Outnumbered (2010) and Absolutely Fabulous (2011). She also appeared in the Harvey's Furniture Store sponsorship bumpers for Coronation Street.

She played Phoebe in Tom Basden's stage comedy Party and its subsequent three series spin-off on BBC Radio 4 also called Party. Wix wrote and co-starred in the same station's comedy series Bird Island, which also featured Reece Shearsmith, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman.

In 2017, for the BBC, she portrayed Nurse Cornish in an episode of the TV crime drama Sherlock, and Florence Fagin in the TV dramatisation of Decline and Fall. She also featured in the radio series Ankle Tag (BBC Radio 4) and The Accidental AM (BBC Radio Wales). She also played Mary, one of the main characters, in the 2019 BBC One sitcom Ghosts.

In 2021 she published Delicacy: a memoir of cake and death, a work of non-fiction in which she recounts 21 life-defining moments, each beginning with a memory of cake.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Twelve in a Box Andrea
2007 Magicians Waitress
Where Have I Been All Your Life? Suzie Short film
2009 Cut and Paste Brenda Short film
2019 Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans Watling Street Presenter (as Katie Wix)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Time Trumpet Series 1, Episode 3
Extras Girl in Nightclub Series 2, Episode 2: "David Bowie"
2007 Comedy Cuts
Rush Hour Various Characters
The Omid Djalili Show Series 1, Episode 4
2007–2015 Not Going Out Daisy Series Regular
2008 Headcases Various Characters Voice
2009 FM Izzy Season 1, Episode 5: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Torchwood Rhiannon Davies Children of Earth
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder Various Characters
Miranda Fanny 2 episodes
2009–2012 Horrible Histories Various Characters Series 1–4
2010 The King Is Dead Herself with Simon Bird and Nick Mohammed
Outnumbered Fiona Series 3, Episode 4: "The Pigeon"
2011 Anna and Katy Various Characters Co-writer
Comedy Showcase: Coma Girl Sarah Pilot
2011 Absolutely Fabulous Annabelle 2011 Christmas special: "Identity"
2013 Anna & Katy Herself
2014 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Gemma Simpson Television film
2014–15 Fried Mary Fawn Show pilot on BBC iPlayer (2014)
TV series on BBC Three (2015)
2015 Together Maeve TV series on BBC Three (2015)
2016–present The Windsors Fergie 2 TV series on Channel 4
2016–present Agatha Raisin Gemma Simpson Regular Cast
2017 Sherlock Nurse Cornish Episode: "The Lying Detective"
2017 Decline and Fall Florence Fagin BBC1 TV drama
2018 Death in Paradise Eva Ingram Series 7, Episode 6
2018–present Stath Lets Flats Carole Main role
2019–2022 Ghosts Mary Main role
2019 Taskmaster Herself 10 episodes
2019 This Time with Alan Partridge Susan Lyle Series 1, Episode 6
2019 Ladhood Miss Monroe Series 1, Episode 3 “Down Days”
2022 Big Boys Jules Main role

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–12 Party Phoebe All 3 series
2012 Bird Island Jane (also writer) All episodes[8]
2017 Ankle Tag Alice 6 episodes (replaced by Margaret Cabourn-Smith for the final two episodes of series two)
2017 The Accidental AM Hayley All episodes
2020 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme Megan Series 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes: Movies | TV Shows | Movie Trailers | Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com.
  2. ^ a b "Katy Victoria J Wix". FreeBMD. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  3. ^ McCrum, Kirstie (23 March 2013). "Katy Wix is Wales' newest funny girl". WalesOnline.
  4. ^ Katy Wix - Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast #162, retrieved 20 September 2022
  5. ^ "Interview Extra – The King is Dead". TV Choice. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  6. ^ Not Going Out (TV Series 2006– ) - IMDb, retrieved 21 February 2021
  7. ^ Torchwood (TV Series 2006–2011) - IMDb, retrieved 21 February 2021
  8. ^ "Bird Island – Radio 4 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.

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