Abbie Murphy

Abbie Murphy

When someone decides to perform an hour show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival made up of self devised, self written and self performed material, it is a 12 month affair -Abbie Murphy went from decision to critically acclaimed comedy debut in just 6 months with no prior comedy experience – just raw talent, funny bones and one ballsy leap of faith..

Abbie previewed her character show ‘Girl on Fire’ staring Abbie’s brainchild ‘Stephanie Vange’ in July at the Camden Solo Festival which saw her walk away with ‘Winner of Best Act’ and previous to that, she caught the keen eye of comedy legend Jennifer Saunders who grabbed an awe struck Abbie for a chat after her show. Saunders went on to support Girl on Fire via twitter once Abbie landed on Scottish soil.

The free fringe welcomed Abbie at the famed comic haunt, The Counting House, where her character show staring Stephanie Vange completed the month run to a full house audience. Vange is a heightened version of a typical ditsy Essex girl of which The Skinny noted Abbie’s talent for creation as an impressive achievement to portray such a caricature without being derogatory.

Abbie’s whirlwind year is seeing her fast becoming a regular on the comedy circuit, performing in line up’s alongside Birthday Girls and Aisling Bea. Originally from an accomplished choreography and dance background, Abbie performed in the Bafta nominated BBC3 Bollywood Carmen last year as one of her final dance performances where she met Matt Lucas’ producer and subsequently bagged herself a role in the new visual comedy series, “Pompidou” airing on BBC 1 and Netflix in 2015. Excitingly, Abbie is currently working on turning Girl on Fire into a sitcom with the team.

Her next television appearance might just be a collision of worlds as a twerking career unfolds for Stephanie Vange across our screens; Abbie Murphy is a very exciting new writer and performer to join the female comedy ranks.

For further information contact: Hannah Linnen on 0207 428 8400/ hannah@johnnoel.com

TitleRoleDetailsChannel
Songbird

January 2017
Actor (Pamela)Starring Cobie Smulders, Jessica Hynes, Holli Dempsey, Noel Clarke

Improvised comedy feature film
Songbird Movie Ltd
Catastrophe

November 2016
Actor (Nurse)Starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney
An Irish teacher and a Boston ad exec start a relationship after their lust leads to pregnancy.
Avalon Television for Channel 4
Vange in Bollywood

July 2016
Writer and actor (Stephanie Vange)Starring Abbie Murphy, Paul Chowdhry, Joe Lycett, Mandheep Dhillon.

Rehearsed reading for BBC written by Abbie Murphy
Tantrum Films
A Brief History of Tim

January 2016
JessDirected by Jamie AdamsGogglebox Entertainment ltd
David Brent: Life On The Road

December 2015
SerenaDirected by Ricky GervaisLOTR Films ltd
Finalist of the Amused Moose Comedy Award

August 2015
Stand-up Comedian At Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Have A Word

August 2015
Writer & Performer Sitcom show based on the character Stephanie Vange.Edinburgh Fringe
Mr Blue Sky

June 2015
Actor (Alex the Fungineer)Single camera comedy starring Paddy McGuinnessNBC Universal Lucky Giant for ITV
Marley's Ghosts

May 2015
Actor (Nurse)Single camera sitcom about a woman with a rare gift of being able to talk to the dead.

Featuring Sarah Alexander, John Hannah, Nicholas Burns
John Stanley Productions for UKTV Gold
Pompidou

March 2015
Actor (Doctor)New series produced by Matt LucasBBC One and Netflix
Miranda

Dec 2014
Actor (Classy Woman)Comedy sitcom written and starring Miranda HartKing Bert Productions for BBC One
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August 2014
Stand-Up Comedian ‘Girl on Fire’- comedy character piece, starkly demonstrating the youth obsession with social status and celebrity obsession.
Camden Solo Festival

July 2014
Stand-Up Comedian Winner of the Best Act for 'Stephanie Vange- Girl On Fire'