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.
7 May 1982 |
|Medium||Actress, writer, comedian|
Her television debut came in 2007, as she played an Eastern European internet bride in BBC1's comedy The Green Green Grass. 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."
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.
Morgana Robinson's Summer won the BAFTA Award for Best Short Form Programme in 2018.
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.
|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||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||Various||Two-part sketch show with Kayvan Novak, Sally Phillips and Blake Harrison produced for Channel 4's Comedy Fortnight.|
|2013||Toast of London||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.|
|2014||Big School||Fenella Forbes||Series 2 Episode 1|
|2014||Drifters||Rebecca||Series 2 Episode 6|
|2014||Toast of London||Lorna Wynde||Series 2 Episode 6|
|2015||Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe||Various||Series 3|
|2015||SunTrap||Janice/Susan||Series 1 Episode 3|
|2015||Toast of London ||Emma||Series 3 Episode 2|
|2015||Crackanory||Storyteller||Series 3 Episode 5|
|2015–||Walliams & Friend||Various/Carla||Series 1|
|2016||The Windsors||Pippa Middleton||Series 1|
|2016||Morgana Robinson's The Agency||Various||BBC 2 mockumentary|
|2016||"Hey Duggee||Peggee / Buggy / Katarina the Flamingo||Season 2|
|2017||Inside No. 9||Carrie||"Private View"|
|2018||Shakespeare and Hathaway - Private Investigators||Sally Balthasar||"Exit, Pursued by a Bear"|
- Alice Jones. "Morgana Robinson interview: 'I've been picked on all my life'" The Independent. 23 November 2014 Accessed 26 March 2017
- "Morgana returns to C4 with impressions show". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "'Unknown' lands her own C4 comedy series : News 2010 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- "British Comedy Awards – The Winners – Channel 4 – Info – Press". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- The world according to Morgana Robinson – Daily Mail, 10 June 2012
- "Boots Electric (Jessie Hughes' Eagles Of Death Metal) - Boots Electric Theme - Track Of The Day - QTheMusic.com". 10 July 2011. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011.
- Rhik Samadder (4 May 2014). "Comedian Morgana Robinson and singer Brody Dalle on their close sister relationship". The Guardian.
- "C4 Comedy Presents: Them from That Thing – All 4". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- "Toast of London – All 4". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- Guide, British Comedy (15 May 2014). "BBC iPlayer Original Comedy Shorts – British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- "Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe – BBC Two". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- "Beauty Calls". 25 November 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017 – via IMDb.
- "Walliams & Friend". 24 December 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2017 – via IMDb.
- "Morgana Robinson's The Agency is an affectionate but spiky lampooning of celebrity – BBC Two, review". Retrieved 10 March 2017.