Morgana Robinson

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Morgana Robinson
Born (1982-05-07) 7 May 1982 (age 34)
Shepparton, Australia[1]
Medium Actress, writer, comedian
Nationality English
Years active 2007–present

Morgana Robinson is an Australian born English comedian, writer and actress, who is best known for her comedy sketch programme The Morgana Show, Morgana Robinson's The Agency, appearances on The TNT Show, House of Fools and Very Important People.[2]

Television career[edit]

Her television debut came in 2007, as she played an Eastern European internet bride in BBC1's comedy The Green Green Grass.[citation needed] She then starred in the TV pilot Eight Steps to Enlightenment and a Nervous Breakdown, an improvised mockumentary playing Rachel, a self-obsessed glamour model, trying to rid herself of cellulite. In 2009 she appeared as Anna in the BBC1 comedy My Family in the episode "It's Training Men".

In 2009, she appeared in a running sketch segment (Gilbert's Special Report) in The TNT Show as Gilbert, a teenage 'special needs' boy who interviews celebrities, alongside his disabled crew members. In 2010, Channel 4 commissioned a five-part comedy sketch show – The Morgana Show. Channel 4's head of comedy, Shane Allen, said: "Discovering, supporting and nurturing new talent is at the heart of Channel 4 comedy’s remit, and in Morgana we really feel we’ve found a fresh performer with a huge amount of potential."[3]

In 2012, Robinson starred in the Channel 4 sketch show Very Important People also starring Terry Mynott. In the show, she impersonates a variety of celebrities, including Frankie Boyle, Danny Dyer, Amy Childs and Adele.

In 2016, she starred as Pippa Middleton in The Windsors, a comedy parody of the British Royal Family.

Awards[edit]

At the 2012 British Comedy Awards she won Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist [4]

Personal life[edit]

Robinson was born in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia but her family moved to Britain when she was three.[1][5] She attended Benenden Boarding School in Kent.[5]

Robinson has four elder paternal half-siblings, one of whom is Brody Dalle (born Bree Joanna Alice Robinson) of punk rock band the Distillers and alternative rock band Spinnerette. As adults they first met in 2004, backstage at one of Dalle's concerts at the Brixton Academy.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2007 The Green Green Grass Katia Episode 3.07: "Lust in Translation"
2008 Eight Steps to Enlightenment and a Nervous Breakdown Rachel Short pilot
2009 My Family Anna Episode 9.07: "It's Training Men"
2009 The TNT Show Gilbert Appeared in a running sketch segment "Gilbert's Special Report". The character was later used in Robinson's own sketch show.
2010 MovieMash Unknown TV film
2010 The Morgana Show Various Star, writer and creator
2011 The Hunt for Tony Blair Carole Caplin A one-off episode of The Comic Strip Presents...
2012 Very Important People Various Star, writer and creator
2012 Them From That Thing[8] Various Two-part sketch show with Kayvan Novak, Sally Phillips and Blake Harrison produced for Channel 4's Comedy Fortnight.
2013 Toast of London[9] Jemima Gina Sitcom with Matt Berry
2014–2015 House of Fools Julie BBC2 comedy series written by Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves.
2014 Chanel M Various BBC iPlayer content part of the Original Comedy Shorts series.[10]
2014 Big School Fenella Forbes Series 2 Episode 1
2014 Drifters Rebecca Series 2 Episode 6
2014 Toast of London[9] Lorna Wynde Series 2 Episode 6
2015 Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe[11] Various Series 3
2015 SunTrap Janice/Susan Series 1 Episode 3
2015 Toast of London [12] Emma Series 3 Episode 2
2015 Crackanory Storyteller Series 3 Episode 5
2015– Walliams & Friend[13] Various/Carla Series 1
2016 The Windsors Pippa Middleton Series 1
2016 Morgana Robinson's The Agency[14] Various BBC 2 mockumentary
2017 Inside No. 9 Carrie "Private View"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alice Jones. "Morgana Robinson interview: 'I've been picked on all my life'" The Independent. 23 November 2014 Accessed 26 March 2017
  2. ^ "Morgana returns to C4 with impressions show". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "'Unknown' lands her own C4 comedy series : News 2010 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "British Comedy Awards – The Winners – Channel 4 – Info – Press". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b The world according to Morgana Robinson – Daily Mail, 10 June 2012
  6. ^ QtheMusic Magazine
  7. ^ Rhik Samadder (4 May 2014). "Comedian Morgana Robinson and singer Brody Dalle on their close sister relationship". The Guardian. 
  8. ^ "C4 Comedy Presents: Them from That Thing – All 4". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Toast of London – All 4". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Guide, British Comedy (15 May 2014). "BBC iPlayer Original Comedy Shorts – British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe – BBC Two". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Beauty Calls". 25 November 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017 – via IMDb. 
  13. ^ "Walliams & Friend". 24 December 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017 – via IMDb. 
  14. ^ "Morgana Robinson's The Agency is an affectionate but spiky lampooning of celebrity – BBC Two, review". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

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