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Q&A: Rebecca Front, actor and writer

10 July 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

‘My guiltiest pleasure? Watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians with my daughter’

Born in London in 1964, Rebecca Front, 51, studied at Oxford University. A comic actor and writer, her work includes The Day Today, Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge and Nighty Night. In 2010, she won a Bafta for her role in The Thick Of It. She lives in London with her husband and their children. Her book Curious: True Stories And Everyday Oddities is out in paperback on 16 July.

When were you happiest?

Last night, having dinner with the family round the kitchen table.

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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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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