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 Hart puts work on hold as she grieves her dog

Peggy was the subject of a 2016 book

Miranda Hart says she’s taking some time away from work following the death of her dog Peggy.

In 2016, the comedian wrote a book about her love of the Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross, entitled Peggy And Me.

But yesterday she broke the news on social media that she had ‘said goodbye to my beautiful, darling dog’.

Writing on Instagram, Hart told of how many of her fans ‘took her to your hearts’ and showered her with gifts, including a blanket from Australia.

Hart added: ‘Fellow dog owners will know the excruciating sadness of losing your loyal, loving best friend. The pain mirrors the unique joy, connection, comfort and love they bring. 

‘And Peggy was my absolute rock and source of all those things. Their uncompromising, unconditional loving presence is such an incredible gift. Enjoy your dogs as much as you can. They are great teachers.

‘I’m using this time to take some time away from work / posting to write and rest and see what the new chapter will be.  

‘Take very good gentle care of yourselves, please thank you please. Love oo.’ 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the blurb for the 2016 book, Hart wrote:  Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. 

Earlier this month, the US remake of Hart’s sitcom – entitled Call Me Kat - launched on the Fox network. 

Starring Mayim Bialik from Big Bang Theory the show was called ‘predictable’ and ‘gimmicky’ by critics, but nonetheless attracted strong ratings, launching with 5.63million viewers. However, that figure dropped to 2.84million for last week’s show.

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Published: 18 Jan 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

Dogman

Helen Lederer: Finger Food


Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Miranda Hart's House Party


Film

Infidel


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