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Julia Davis: gleefully silly, explosively funny and deliciously twisted

17 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The star of Nighty Night and Human Remains is one of the rare few in British comedy who has never put a foot wrong

When I was 13, my mum took me to see Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He’s It. Coogan had two supporting cast members to cover costume changes and act with him in sketches. One was Simon Pegs or something but I haven’t heard of him since. The other was Julia Davis, who went on to make some of my favourite comedies of all time.

Davis is one of the rare few in British comedy who has never put a foot wrong. Take Human Remains, the series she created with Rob Brydon. They play a different couple in each episode, all inevitably burdened with some dark backstory or bizarre predilection; like the swingers with a comatose sister for a lodger or the Scottish-dancing religious »

- Ed Gamble

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