The only way you could possibly be oblivious to the larger than life personality that is Miranda Hart, is if you have lived as a hermit in some remote cave or on a desert island for the last 6 or 7 years. The writer, comedienne and actress has become very much a household name in a short time, making her first noticeable debut on British TV in the sitcom Not Going Out, starring alongside chief writer Lee Mack and Time Vine.
Interestingly though, she was only destined to have a small bit part in the TV series, as an acupuncturist. It was only that the producers were so impressed by her performance and comedic timing that they decided to write a part especially for the actress. Before Not Going Out, she had a starring role that she won a Comedy Award nomination for in the hilarious sci-fi comedy Hyperdrive, in which she played the character Teal alongside British comedy mainstays Nick Frost and Kevin Eldon.
After Hyperdrive and Not Going Out, she had success with her self-penned semi-autobiographical BBC Radio comedy series Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop. This show became the inspiration for the self-titled TV series for which she is mostly well known – Miranda. The BBC commissioned the show based on the success of the radio series. The series starred some of the best comedy actors in Britain including John Holmes, Sally Phillips, Patricia Hodge, Sarah Hadland and handsome Tom Ellis as her “will they won’t they” love interest.
The success of her role in Not Going Out, Hyperdrive and Miranda probably owed a lot to the actress cutting her teeth in a wide array of different comedy series such as Smack The Pony (which she wrote, as well as starred in as part of the video dating agency sketches), The Vicar Of Dibley, William And Mary, Lead Balloon, Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders and My Family and Other Animals.
Miranda went on to branch into more dramatic work playing a lead character in the BBC medical period series Call The Midwife, as Camilla ‘Chummy’ Fortescue-Cholmeley Browne. More recently she was seen playing the role of the mother in the BBC adaption of David Walliams bestselling children’s novel Gangsta Granny, about a supposed jewel thief grandmother and her grandson. The one-off aired during the Christmas period.
In October 2012, Miranda took her first foray into the literary world with the release of her semi-autobiographical book called Is It Just Me? which was a big seller. In 2014, Miranda is taking to the stage to perform her one-woman, stand-up show as part of the The What I Call Tour and is playing a number of dates in London at the o2 Arena. If you live in the London area, and are a fan of the larger than life woman, you will want to get your hands on Miranda Hart tickets at the o2 online or at the box office. However, if you do not live in the London area, don’t worry, as the tour stops at towns and cities all over the UK.