Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart

Date of birth: 30-11-1971
Miranda Hart has forged a niche as a comedy character actress, her size - she's 6ft 1in - and demeanour marking her out, like a modern-day Penelope Keith, for a certain sort of haughty role.

She has starred as Teal in two series of BBC2's comedy sci-fi series Hyperdrive, earning her a nomination for best female newcomer in British Comedy Award in 2006, and appears regularly as a clumsy cleaner in Lee Mack and Tim Vine's sitcom Not Going Out.

But her CV also contains appeances in French & Saunders, Nighty Night, Absolutely Fabulous, The Vicar of Dibley, Smack the Pony and The Abbey alongside Russell Brand and Morwenna Banks. She also appeared in the third series of Comic Relief does Fame Academy, but only lasted two shows,

Born in Torquay, she studied politics at Britsol before doing a post-graduate acting course in London. She first went to the Edinburgh Fringe in what she admits was 'a terrible show' called Hurrell and Hart. She has returned with more successful character shows several times since

Her first Radio 4 show, Miranda Hart's Open House, began in 2007, and is set to be a BBC Two sitcom in 2009.

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Miranda gets a German accent

Remake for BBC sitcom

This is what Miranda looks like in Germany.

The BBC has just announced that the sitcom is being adapted for audiences there, where it currently has the working title Ruby.

German actress Anna Böger takes the title role, with Camill Jammal playing David, the bistro-owning object of her affections – the character of Gary that Tom Ellis played in the original.

Also pictured is Rosina Kaleab, who plays Ruby’s best friend Simone.

Filming is currently taking place in Cologne and is expected to last until early September.

The comedy, which will air on ZDF Neo at a date yet to be determined, marks the  first commission for BBC Studio’s new German arm.

Philipp Schmid, managing director of BBC Studios Germany said: ‘Miranda Hart’s Miranda is so warm, funny and timeless that we wanted to make a German version from the day we launched our new business here.

‘ We are excited to make it for our German audience and hope they will be just as entertained by Ruby as British audiences were by Miranda.’

This will be the second international version of Miranda, which was previously adapted for  Fox Television in America. That version, entitled Call Me Kat and has recently been renewed for a second series.

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Published: 2 Aug 2021

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2002

Miranda Hart... throb

Edinburgh Fringe 2003

Miranda Hart: It's All About Me

Edinburgh Fringe 2004


Helen Lederer: Finger Food

Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Miranda Hart's House Party




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