Last modified on 28 March 2015, at 19:05

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
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Website
www.bridgetchristie.co.uk

Bridget Christie is a British comedian, writer and actor.

Christie grew up in Gloucester and attended St Peter's RC High School. In 1994 she won a 3 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.

At the 2015 Women of the World Festival, Bridget took part in a discussion about feminism and comedy, alongside journalist and author Caitlin Moran and stand-up comedian and columnist Shazia Mirza.


CareerEdit

Bridget 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 French & Saunders Christmas show (Radio 1).

Bridget 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.

As a writer, she has contributed to The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent, The Observer and various magazines.

Her debut book, A Book for Her, will be published by Century in 2015.[2]

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 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comedy profile: Bridget Christie", The Guardian, 26 March 2010. Accessed 15 April 2013
  2. ^ 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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