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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 December 1972Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Birth NameMiranda Katherine Hart Dyke
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Miranda Hart was born on December 14, 1972 in Torquay, Devon, England as Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke. She is an actress and producer, known for Miranda (2009), Magicians (2007) and Call the Midwife (2012).

Trivia (13)

Completed a PostGrad Acting Course at ALRA in London.
Graduated with a 2:1 in Politics from the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol.
Can trace her family tree back to the 12th century.
Before making a living out of acting she worked as an office manager and PA for the charities Macmillan Cancer Relief and Comic Relief.
Has a Shih Tzu cross named Peggy.
Once had severe agoraphobia.
Raised over £1 million for Sports Relief in 2010 by cycling the length of Britain (John O'Groats in Scotland to Lands End in England) along with David Walliams, Jimmy Carr, Fearne Cotton, Patrick Kielty, Davina McCall and Russell Howard.
As a guest on The Graham Norton Show (2007) (2010), the comedienne revealed that, because of her loftiness, she is occasionally addressed as "Sir" or "Mr".
Her parents are Dee Hart Dyke and former Royal Navy officer Captain David Hart Dyke. Her sister is Alice Louisa Hart Dyke.
At school (Downe House in Berkshire), her head girl was Clare Balding.
Her uncle is Lord Luce, her grandfather was Sir William Luce.
Attended the same boarding school (Downe House in Berkshire) as Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.
Was on the tribute show to mark the BBC Television Centre's closing in 2012, as well as David Jason, Ronnie Corbett and John Cleese.

Personal Quotes (10)

It's a vicious circle. If you feel hideous, you convey it to people. A couple of male friends from university have said, 'I quite fancied you, but I wouldn't have dared...' and I was like, oh really? I was completely amazed that anyone had ever fancied me, and also that I'd obviously given an impression of 'Don't touch me'.
[on Miranda (2009)] We rehearse for three days and there isn't much room for mucking about, but usually someone gets the giggles at something off the cuff - worryingly often nothing to do with the scripts.
The studio floor is where the hard work pays off. You're in studios where your comedy heroes performed and you're making your own show.
When I wrote the show, I didn't have anyone in mind to play the parts - apart from the naturally beautiful actress who plays Miranda, of course. But wow, I couldn't have got luckier. We've genuinely become the best of friends. I even holiday with Sarah (Sarah Hadland). We all share a love of the silly, of Strictly Come Dancing (2004), of dogs, of food, and all believe that breaking wind is never not funny.
The live audiences are so supportive - when I hear the first laugh, it's a huge high. There's nothing more rewarding than a laugh you've created.
[on finishing Miranda (2009)] I'm possibly saying goodbye to the best part I'll ever play.
The director Juliet May is a close friend (also Strictly obsessed), as are producers Emma Strain and Jo Sargent, and floor manager Julie Sykes. When we all get together (forgive the potential naffness), it's truly special. They've all looked after my creative baby. It's rare to get such a tight-knit group. We're just going to have to work together on everything else. It will have to be contractual.
I will remain shocked until the end of my days that my sitcom (Miranda (2009)) ended up being popular - and being watched. It's not something you really imagine. I hope they will always be fans and won't desert me now the show is over!
I'm particularly touched that teenagers identify with my silliness. It makes my life when I meet a young person who's been cheered by the show and feels they've the right to be more themselves. That mandate for my work is truly special.
When I write the scripts, I never quite grasp the fact that people will build sets and direct what my silly mind's come up with.

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