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Christie in 2007, dressed as King Charles II during a performance
|Occupation||comedian, writer, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Stewart Lee (2006–present)|
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
Bridget Christie is a multi-award winning British comedian, writer and actor.
Christie grew up in Gloucester and attended St Peter's Roman Catholic High School. In 1994 she won a three year scholarship to study Drama at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Battersea. She appeared in various theatre productions and adverts and in 2004 she began her stand-up career.
She was a finalist in Funny Women 2004 and was nominated for the Leicester Comedian of the Year in 2006. In 2007 her Edinburgh Fringe show The Court of King Charles II - The Second won the Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award. In 2009 she was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Chortle Awards.
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 won Best Radio at the 2015 Chortle Awards.
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 won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour.
Bridget was also nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comic.
Christie has also appeared in numerous TV and BBC Radio 4 comedy programmes, including It's Kevin (BBC2), Have I Got News for You (BBC1), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The Culture Show (BBC2), Cardinal Burns (Channel 4) and Celebrity Squares (ITV). Radio 4 programmes include The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, and Loose Ends. She was also a guest on the French & Saunders Christmas Show on BBC Radio 2.
Aside from her work in comedy, Christie is also an accomplished actor. She has appeared in many professional theatre productions including The School for Scandal, alongside Lionel Blair, Marcus Brigstocke and Stephen K Amos, and was a regular cast member for the UK run of Celebrity Autobiography, both at the Edinburgh fringe and in the west end, along with Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips and Fred Macaulay.
Her debut book, A Book for Her, will be published by Century in July 2015.
- Bridget Christie: A Book for Her Edinburgh Fringe 2015
- 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, Soho Theatre and national tour
- Bridget Christie: Housewife Surrealist Edinburgh Fringe, 2011 and Soho Theatre
- White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Edinburgh Fringe 2011
- Bridget Christie: A Ant, Edinburgh Fringe 2010 and Soho Theatre
- Celebrity Autobiography, Edinburgh Fringe 2010 and Leicester Square Theatre
- The School for Scandal, Edinburgh Fringe 2009
- Bridget Christie: My Daily Mail Hell Edinburgh Fringe 2009 and Soho Theatre
- 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, Edinburgh Fringe 2005
- 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 and Performance Award (A Bic for Her)
- British Comedy Awards 2014 - Nominee - Best Female Television Comic
- Chortle Awards 2015 - Winner - Best Radio (Bridget Christie Minds the Gap Series 2)
- Chortle Awards 2015 - Winner - Best Tour - A Bic for Her/An Ungrateful Woman
- "Comedy profile: Bridget Christie", The Guardian, 26 March 2010. Accessed 15 April 2013
- Hanning, James (9 March 2014). "Stewart Lee: Beware - this man may be only joking". The Independent on Sunday.
- Logan, Brian (19 August 2014). "Take my husband: Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie and the rise of comedy couples". The Guardian.
- Brand, Katy (8 March 2013). ""Bridget Christie is trying her hardest to make feminism funny"". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 28 August 2013.