Rebecca Gethings

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Rebecca Gethings is an English actress best known for her roles in film and television comedies such as The Thick of It, Extras, The Mimic and David Brent: Life on the Road.



She has collaborated several times with Armando Iannucci, improvising with the US cast of Veep at the character development stage of Season 1 and Season 3, in which she also appears.[1] Iannucci later cast her as Helen Hatley, the ambitious special adviser to Nicola Murray in the fourth and final series of The Thick of It.[2]

She played Lizzie Bunton, the daughter of camp pantomime director Bunny, in the fourth episode of the first series of Extras also starring Les Dennis. This episode was first broadcast in the UK on 11 August 2005.

Voice work[edit]

She has voiced a number of animated characters for children's television, advertising campaigns, documentaries and was the voice of Maiya the Meerkat in the Compare The Market TV advertising campaign.[3]


She worked with Ricky Gervais, playing Miriam, the head of Human Resources in David Brent: Life on the Road, released in August 2016.[4][5] Her film work also includes Casino Royal and Mad to Be Normal.


Gethings' stage work includes Chicken Soup with Barley at the Royal Court Theatre[6] and the West End theatre production of Maxim Gorky's Vassa.

Personal life[edit]

Gethings' long time partner is the Emmy award winning animation director Tom Brass.[7] They have one daughter.


  1. ^ "rebecca-gethings". rebecca-gethings. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Funny girls". 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Actors". Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Rebecca Gethings – Movies 2016". Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Rebecca Gethings". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  6. ^ Royal Court:Chicken Soup With Barley
  7. ^ "Rebecca Gethings (@RGethings) on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-01. 

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