Beattie Edmondson

Beattie is a comedy writer-performer who returns as co-lead in the third series of BBC Three sitcom Josh, written by and starring Josh Widdicombe and directed by David Schneider. Beattie will star in her first feature film lead role in a Disney comedy due for release in Summer 2018, after enjoying guest roles in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Bridget Jones’s Baby in 2016.

Beattie has a high level of improv training with Monkey Toast UK and is one third of sketch group Birthday Girls, alongside Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan. Birthday Girls’ most recent five-star rated show Sh!t Hot Party Legends enjoyed sell out runs at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival and as a result was extended to London’s Soho Theatre. This came off the back of the success of their previous live show Party Vibes. The Skinny described the show as ‘A different class…This is joy. Birthday Girls continue to write for various children’s TV shows for CBBC and CITV and their Game of Thrones sketch was used as part of the Comic Relief 2017 campaign to help inspire people to donate to the charity.

Daughter to Jennifer Saunders and Ade Edmondson, Beattie began her career alongside the rest of Birthday Girls as founding member of the critically acclaimed sketch group Lady Garden (‘Britain’s funniest women’ – Telegraph). They were Edinburgh Festival favourites and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year award finalists. They wrote and performed sketches for the first series of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, BBC2’s Dick and Dom’s Funny Business, and they appeared in the Comic Relief spoof Uptown Downstairs Abbey for BBC1.

Beattie has also appeared in Cooking in a Bedsitter for BBC Radio 4, the last ever series of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, UKTV Gold sitcom Marley’s Ghosts, the pilot of BBC2 studio sitcom Upstart Crow, Sky1’s Spy and Omid Djalili’s Little Cracker. For BBC1, Beattie has appeared in Matt Lucas’ silent comedy Pompidou, Ben Elton’s The Wright Way and Jennifer Saunders’ Jam and Jerusalem.


Actor (Sarah)Disney feature film starring Beattie Edmondson in the lead role Walt Disney Motion Pictures
Cooking In A Bedsitter

Actor (Trisha)Starring Beattie Edmondson, Nikesh Patel

Radio Comedy/Drama. A young girl moves into a grotty bedsit in West Hampstead in 1964, and aspires to be a groovy girl-about-town. But she’s hopelessly naïve, a little bit lonely, and a rubbish cook. However, she’s saved by the advice of Whitehorn’s book, with its recipes for cooking on a single ring, and by her growing friendship with fellow bedsit resident, Deepak.
BBC Radio Drama for BBC Radio 4
Bridget Jones's Baby

Actor (Laura)Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.
Universal Pictures
Working Title Films
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Actor (Claudia's Assistant)Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley

The ever glamorous and self-indulgent Patsy and Edina find themselves at the centre of a media firestorm when they accidentally kill Kate Moss.
Fox Searchlight Pictures
BBC Films
Josh Series 2

Actor (Kate)Sometimes life just isn't fair. For Josh, sometimes feels like always. Dumped by his fiancee, he is forced to return to his old flatshare with Owen, the most romantic and lyrical Welshman since records began, and Kate, who spends her life pursuing every trend from A to Zumba. BBC in house for BBC3

Writer & performerBrand new comedy series driven by the topics and events people have been talking about.Talkback for ITV2
Blap Top Five Celebrity Splits

Various charactersAn impressions comedy pilot from the makers of Star Stories. A fake comedy list show that uses the countdown as a basis for an hilarious sketch show.Objective Productions for Channel 4
Fresh Meat
Series 4

Actor (Helen)Starring: Jack Whitehall, Joe Thomas, Charlotte Ritchie, Kimberly Nixon, Zawe Ashton. Comedy drama following six mis-matched students who are starting university in Manchester and sharing the same house together. Objective Productions for Channel 4
Marley's Ghosts

Actor (Beth)‘Marley’s Ghosts’ written by Daniel Peacock is a high concept sitcom about a woman, who on the death of her husband and lover realises she has a rare gift, she can see the dead.John Stanley Productions for UKTV
Upstart Crow

Actor (Toby)Starring: David Mitchell. Studio sitcom by Ben Elton, focusing on Shakespeare’s life before he became famous. BBC in-house for BBC 2

Actor (Kate)Starring: Josh Widdicombe, Beattie Edmondson, Jack Dee, Elis James

Written by Josh Widdicombe, sitcom following the lives of Josh and his housemates
BBC In-house for BBC 3
Party Vibes

Sketch Writer/


(As part of comic trio Birthday Girls)
Starring: Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan

Live comedy sketch show of odd characters, offbeat sketches and try-hard dancing
Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Actor (Travel agent/theatre nurse)Starring: Matt Lucas, Alex MacQueen, Jane Asher

Visual BBC comedy series in which Matt Lucas plays an elderly oddball aristocrat who has fallen on hard times
John Stanley Productions for BBC One
The Wright Way

Actor (Victoria)Starring: David Haig, Mina Anwar, Beattie Edmondson, Kacey Ainsworth

Sitcom written by Ben Elton, set in council's health and safety department
Phil McIntyre Entertainment for BBC One

Actor (Various Roles)Starring: Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan

BBC3 comedy taster with comic trio Birthday Girls
Running Bare Pictures for BBC 3
Joe Mistry

Actor (Tina)Starring: Amanda Abbington, Harry Melling, Beattie Edmondson

Comedy pilot about a teenager who lives with his mum
Hartswood Films for ITV2
Omid Djalili's Little Crackers: The Ten Year Plan

Actor (Annabel)Starring Omid Djalili, Beattie Edmondson, Ashley Kumar

20 year old Omid Djalili is a man with a plan. A one-man show that will kick start his career in Hollywood
Tiger Aspect for Sky 1
Live at The Electric

Sketch Writer/


(As part of female comedy group Lady Garden
Hosted by Russell Kane

Live comedy program showcasing new emerging comic talent
Avalon for BBC 3

Actor (Girl in club)Starring Robert Lindsay, Dolly Wells, Jude Wright
British sitcom about a man who is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5
Hat Trick for Sky 1
Radio 4's Sketchorama

Various Roles (As comic trio Birthday Girls)Radio Show with up-and-coming UK comedy sketch groups BBC Inhouse for BBC Radio 4
Upstairs Downstairs Abbey

Actor (various roles)Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Kim Cattrall
Spoof of Comic Relief based on Downtown Abbey, directed by Ade Edmondson
Comic Relief for BBC One
Dick and Dom's Funny Business

Various Roles (As part of female comedy group Lady Garden)Starring Richard McCort and Dominic Wood
Dick and Dom showcase exciting new comic talent
BBC Inhouse for CBBC/BBC2
BBC Bitesize series 2

Various Roles (As comic trip Brithday Girls)Starring Pappy's, Camille Ucan, Beattue Edmonson, Rose Johnson
Educational study platform for GCSE Students
Zeppotron for BBC
Robert's Web

Various Roles (As comic trio Birthday Girls)Starring Robert Webb, Birthday Girls
Topical comedy show hosted by Robert Webb
Objective Productions/ That Mitchell & Webb Company for Channel 4
Radio 4's Book at Bedtime
(A Tiny Bit of Marvellous)

Actor (Dora)Long running radio program with readings from new and leading writers of fiction and modern classicsBBC Inhouse for BBC Radio
Jam and Jerusalem

Actor (Beattie Martin)Starring Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Joanna Lumley, Sue Johnston, Sally Phillips Comedy drama about the members of a Women's Guild in a small country village called ClatterfordBBC Inhouse for BBC One