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Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie
Born (1971-08-17) 17 August 1971 (age 43)
Gloucester, England[1]
Occupation comedian, writer, actress
Spouse(s) Stewart Lee (2006–present)
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Website
www.bridgetchristie.co.uk

Bridget Christie (born 17 August 1971) is a British comedian.

Her debut BBC Radio 4 series about feminism, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap, was broadcast in March 2013. It won Best Radio at the Chortle Awards 2014 and was nominated for Best Comedy at the Radio Academy Awards 2014. It has also been nominated for a prestigious Rose d'Or International Broadcasting Award. A second series will be broadcast in January 2015.

Her 2013 Edinburgh show, A Bic for Her, won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, Best Show at the 2014 Chortle Awards and became the top-selling comedy show at the Soho Theatre ever.

Early lifeEdit

Christie was born in Gloucester and studied acting at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Wandsworth, London.

CareerEdit

Christie has appeared in several TV and radio comedy shows, including BBC One's The Omid Djalili Show, E4's Cardinal Burns, Harry Hill's Little Cracker for Sky, The Culture Show on BBC Two, Anna & Katy Channel 4, It's Kevin, Have I Got News for You and The Alternative Comedy Experience, Comedy Central.

BBC Radio 4 shows include The Broadcasting House Programme, Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, The News Quiz, Miranda Hart's House Party, It's Your Round, Sarah Millican's Support Group (Series 2), Loose Ends, The Fred MacAulay Show, Dan Tetsell's The 21st Century for Time Travellers, It's Not What You Know, Kerry's List, The Now Show, Heresy, The Unbelievable Truth and Dilemma hosted by Sue Perkins.

Podcasts include Danielle Ward's Do the Right Thing and Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown.

Bridget is a board member of The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and in 2009 was nominated for a Chortle Award in the Best Breakthrough Act category.[2]

She has written and performed eight critically acclaimed consecutive solo Edinburgh Festival shows, The Cheese Roll, The Court of King Charles II, The Court of King Charles II – The Second, My Daily Mail Hell, A Ant, Housewife Surrealist, War Donkey, and A Bic for Her for which she won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Her last five shows have had runs at London's prestigious Soho Theatre. She also performed War Donkey at the Southbank Centre as part of the Women of the World Festival.

Her multi award-winning 2013 show, A Bic for Her was a total sell out at the Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Comedy Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival and Soho Theatre, where it ran for nine weeks.

In 2009 Christie played Lady Teazle opposite Lionel Blair's Sir Peter Teazle in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Cal McCrystal at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh and in 2010 was a regular cast member in Broadway hit Celebrity Autobiography, both in Edinburgh and the West End, which also guest-starred Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Urie, Caroline Rhea, David Tennant and Stephen Merchant.

In 2011 Christie was one of a number of actors who read Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's play about power, exclusion and scapegoating, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, without previous knowledge of the text, at the Edinburgh Festival.

She can also be seen in Harry Hill's Little Internet Show as an ant, and also as a person on a beach, shouting.

Her book, A Book for Her, will be published by Century in 2015.[3]

ShowsEdit

  • Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Soho Theatre and national tour.
  • Bridget Christie: A Bic for Her Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Soho Theatre and national tour.
  • Bridget Christie: War Donkey Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and autumn tour
  • Bridget Christie: Housewife Surrealist Edinburgh Fringe 2011
  • White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Edinburgh Fringe 2011
  • Bridget Christie: A Ant, Edinburgh Fringe 2010
  • Celebrity Autobiography, Edinburgh Fringe 2010
  • The School for Scandal, Edinburgh Fringe 2009
  • Bridget Christie: My Daily Mail Hell, Edinburgh Fringe 2009
  • The Court of King Charles II – The Second, Edinburgh Fringe 2008
  • The Court of King Charles II, Edinburgh Fringe 2007
  • The Cheese Roll, Edinburgh Fringe 2006
  • Christie and Doyle's Axis of Evil, Fringe 2005

AwardsEdit

  • Funny Women 2004 Finalist
  • Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2006 Nominee
  • Funny Women Fringe Award 2007 - Winner Best Show (The Court of King Charles II)
  • Chortle Awards – Nominee Best Breakthrough Act 2009
  • Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2013 – Winner Best Show (A Bic for Her)
  • South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014 – Winner Best Comedy (A Bic for Her)
  • Chortle Awards 2014 – Winner Best Show (A Bic for Her)
  • Chortle Awards 2014 – Winner Best Radio (Bridget Christie Minds the Gap)
  • Radio Academy Awards 2014 - Nominee - Best Comedy (Bridget Christie Minds the Gap)
  • Rose d'Or International Broadcasting Awards 2014 - Nominee - Best Radio Comedy (Minds the Gap)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comedy profile: Bridget Christie", The Guardian, 26 March 2010. Accessed 15 April 2013
  2. ^ "5,500 vote in Chortle award". 'Chortle.co.uk. 5 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Brand, Katy (8 March 2013). ""Bridget Christie is trying her hardest to make feminism funny"". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 

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