Doon Mackichan

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 14th January 2019, 8:42pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 1,745 posts

Upon reading her name, you could be forgiven for thinking she's as Scottish as the eponymous anti-hero in a certain unmentionable Shakespeare play.

The truth, however, is that she's only very slightly more Scottish than a plate of jellied eels that's just been tossed into the middle of the Old Kent Road by a disgruntled Chelsea pensioner.

Born in Westminster and brought up in Surrey until she was twelve, at which point she moved to Scotland only to return again a few years later to study drama at the University of Manchester, she later moved back to London and now lives in Sussex.

Notwithstanding her outrageously misleading name, she's an absolutely marvellous comedy actor and a shining example to anybody wondering exactly how the job should be done.

One of the very best!

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Chappers

  • Monday 14th January 2019, 10:04pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 29,903 posts

I think she's great but I really can't watch Two Doors Down. It needs sub-titles.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Monday 14th January 2019, 10:29pm
  • South South West, England
  • 1,539 posts

I also thought she was Scottish and besides being fit as f... she is very funny. She's done a lot of work with Coogan and is his wife on the promotional video for Hamilton's Water Breaks.

Alan: You not having any bacon?

Wife: No I'm vegetarian.

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beaky

  • Tuesday 15th January 2019, 1:28am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,469 posts

I was lucky enough to work with her, and she's great fun, telling lots of scurrilous stories about other actors.

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Chris Hallam

  • Tuesday 15th January 2019, 3:55pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 193 posts

Great in The Day Today as Collaterlie Sisters and Toast of London as Jane Plough particularly.

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beaky

  • Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7:55pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,469 posts

Ah, yes - she's great in Toast.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10:47pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 29,903 posts
Quote: beaky @ 15th January 2019, 7:55 PM

Ah, yes - she's great in Toast.

Shouldn't that be grated on toast?

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beaky

  • Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:05am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,469 posts

Ahem! Cannibalism isn't funny, Chappers!