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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.
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|Actor (Pamela)||Starring Cobie Smulders, Jessica Hynes, Holli Dempsey, Noel Clarke|
Improvised comedy feature film
|Songbird Movie Ltd|
|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|
|Writer and actor (Stephanie Vange)||Starring Abbie Murphy, Paul Chowdhry, Joe Lycett, Mandheep Dhillon. |
Rehearsed reading for BBC written by Abbie Murphy
|A Brief History of Tim |
|Jess||Directed by Jamie Adams||Gogglebox Entertainment ltd|
|David Brent: Life On The Road|
|Serena||Directed by Ricky Gervais||LOTR Films ltd|
|Finalist of the Amused Moose Comedy Award|
|Stand-up Comedian||At Edinburgh Fringe Festival|
|Have A Word|
|Writer & Performer||Sitcom show based on the character Stephanie Vange.||Edinburgh Fringe|
|Mr Blue Sky|
|Actor (Alex the Fungineer)||Single camera comedy starring Paddy McGuinness||NBC Universal Lucky Giant for ITV|
|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|
|Actor (Doctor)||New series produced by Matt Lucas||BBC One and Netflix|
|Actor (Classy Woman)||Comedy sitcom written and starring Miranda Hart||King Bert Productions for BBC One|
|Edinburgh Fringe Festival |
|Stand-Up Comedian||‘Girl on Fire’- comedy character piece, starkly demonstrating the youth obsession with social status and celebrity obsession.|
|Camden Solo Festival |
|Stand-Up Comedian||Winner of the Best Act for 'Stephanie Vange- Girl On Fire'|