Jun. 28th, 1965
Stoke Newington, London
Rebecca Front's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Planet 51
2005 - Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story
2004 - Suzie Gold
Guest TV Roles
WPC Cathy Briggs
Rebecca Front (born 1965, Stoke Newington, London is a BAFTA Award winning English comedienne and actress best known for her performances in The Thick of It in the late 2000s, and series of critically-acclaimed satirical comedies in the early 1990s: On The Hour, The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You...with Alan Partridge. During the 2000s, her career continued across a range of comedy genres with prominent roles in animation Monkey Dust, Time Gentlemen Please and Nighty Night and sketch show Big Train.
Front became involved in comedy while at St Hugh's College, Oxford University. She toured with the Oxford Theatre Group in 1984, taking part in the revue Stop the Weak. The tour played in Oxford itself; the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, Edinburgh, Salisbury, and Romsey. In 1985, Front teamed up with Sioned William and Jon Magnusson to take the show The Bobo Girls go BOO to Edinburgh. She made a short promotional video on Energy Conservation with Michael Simkins in the late 1980s.
Front earned a higher profile due to her work with Stewart Lee and Richard Herring on radio shows Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World and On The Hour and the television and radio series Fist of Fun. She would go on to form a close professional association with Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Doon Mackichan and Steve Coogan who all transferred with Front to The Day Today, the television version of On The Hour. Completing The Day Today were Patrick Marber, who was part of the 1984 Oxford University revue with Front, and David Schneider, who took part in the 1985 revue. This cast, minus Morris, would continue to contribute to the Alan Partridge comedy canon throughout the 1990s.
In recent years Front has also become a fixture on comedy panel shows on British television and radio including The News Quiz, Have I Got News For You and If I Ruled The World. Front has also had minor roles in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and Absolutely Fabulous. She has also played 'straight' acting roles in television drama, including You Can Choose Your Friends, The Rotters' Club, Kavanagh Q.C., Lewis, and Jonathan Creek.
In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. Since 2006, she has been contributing columns to The Guardian. In 2007, she guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama The Mind's Eye.
Front has had a recurring serious role as DCS Innocent on Lewis, the successor program to the Inspector Morse series on ITV. In 2009 she played Nicola Murray MP, Secretary of State for Citizenship and Social Affairs and in charge of the dysfunctional 'DoSAC' in the third series of the political satire The Thick of It.
Rebecca Front featured in the 2010 BBC comedy series Grandma's House playing the part of Simon Amstell's mother
- Son Oliver born in 1999 and daughter Tilly born in 2002
- Frequently works with 'Steve Coogan' (qv), 'Christopher Morris (I)' (qv), 'Doon Mackichan' (qv), 'Catherine Tate (II)' (qv) and 'Julia Davis (I)' (qv).
- (2000) While filming the first series of _"Time Gentlemen Please" (2000)_ (qv), Rebecca fell pregnant which meant 'Al Murray (IV)' (qv) had to write it into the script that her character Vicki became pregnant after a drunken one night stand. She gave birth to daughter Tilly not long after filming stopped.
- One brother Jeremy
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