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Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie
King Charles II (Bridget Christie).jpg
Christie in 2007, dressed as King Charles II during a performance
Born Gloucester, England[1]
Occupation comedian, writer, actor
Spouse(s) Stewart Lee (2006–present)[1][2][3]
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Website
www.bridgetchristie.co.uk

Bridget Christie is a British comedian, writer and actor.

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 Best Radio Comedy at the prestigious Rose d'Or (Golden Rose) International Broadcasting Awards 2014. It was also nominated for Best Comedy at the Radio Academy Awards 2014. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 and is nominated for a 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio.

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. It also won a 2014 Hospital Club 100 Award for Theatre and Performance. Her 2014 tour, a double bill of 2013's A Bic for Her and 2014's An Ungrateful Woman has been nominated for a 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour.

Bridget was also nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comic.

CareerEdit

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.[4]

Her book, A Book for Her, will be published by Century in 2015.[5]

ShowsEdit

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 - Winner - Best Radio Comedy (Minds the Gap)
  • Hospital Club 100 Awards 2014 - Winner - Theatre Award (A Bic for Her)
  • British Comedy Awards 2014 - Nominee - Best Female Television Comic
  • Chortle Awards 2015 - Nominee - Best Radio (Bridget Christie Minds the Gap Series 2)
  • Chortle Awards 2015 - Nominee - Best Tour - A Bic for Her/An Ungrateful Woman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Comedy profile: Bridget Christie", The Guardian, 26 March 2010. Accessed 15 April 2013
  2. ^ Hanning, James (9 March 2014). "Stewart Lee: Beware - this man may be only joking". The Independent on Sunday. 
  3. ^ Logan, Brian (19 August 2014). "Take my husband: Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie and the rise of comedy couples". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "5,500 vote in Chortle award". 'Chortle.co.uk. 5 February 2009. 
  5. ^ 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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