Miranda Hart has carved out a name for herself as one of the funniest and most popular comedy actresses in recent years. She is an award winning actress, comedienne and writer who has done quite a lot in the last 10 years, making her somewhat of a household name. Ever since she burst into the nation’s living rooms with the series that shares a name with the lady herself, she has been on an unstoppable train ride to success.
Eagle eyed, late night comedy viewers will remember her though from her earlier TV appearances in the Lee Mack-starring and penned Not Going Out as Barbara, the clumsy and cheeky housekeeper and as Teal, in the sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive which starred Nick Frost and Kevin Eldon.
Before the sitcom Miranda, there was the BBC Radio comedy series entitled Miranda Hart’s Joke Ship. The success of that show was the reason why the BBC had faith in her and gave her a chance at writing and starring in her own sitcom on TV. The series was almost an instant success, and starred British drama and comedy alumni such as Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge, Sally Phillips and John Holmes.
That’s not to say it was an easy ride to success for Ms Hart as there was a lot of hard work in the earlier days of her career. She wrote and starred in a number of different comedy series including My Family and Other Animals, French And Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous, Lead Balloon, William And Mary, The Vicar Of Dibley and Smack The Pony.
The fruits of the success in these comedic roles saw Ms Hart make the easy step over into the more dramatic side of TV, when she was cast as Chummy in the medical period drama Call The Midwife. She also recently starred in the BBC One adaption of the David Walliams-penned Gangsta Granny. She played the mother of a boy whose grandmother claimed to be a world-famous jewel thief
Miranda also went down the well-trod path of many comedians and comedy actors/actresses and released a book. Although, unlike many of her contemporaries, this was not a traditional autobiography about her journey to success and fame, but more an insight into her experiences and how she sees the world. It was called Is It Just Me? which was released in October 2012. It seemed and seems as if Miranda Hart can do no wrong in the eyes of her many adoring fans. Whether it’s writing a book, starring in a drama series or her own TV show, she is nothing but praised for her gentle, witty and slightly cheeky humour.
The great news is, if you are a fan of Miranda Hart, that she is taking a one-woman show on the road in 2014 and will playing at many of the biggest arenas up and down the country. If you are in London, or fancy spoiling yourself to a little treat, you should get some Miranda Hart tickets at the o2 Arena as this is sure to be one of the best nights on the tour.