Camille Ucan

Camille is a writer-performer who studied Drama and English at the University of Manchester and has level 4 improv training with Monkey Toast UK.

She is one third of sketch group Birthday Girls alongside Beattie Edmondson and Rose Johnson, whose five-star rated show Party Vibes enjoyed sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, and as a result was extended to London’s Soho Theatre. The Skinny described the show as ‘A different class… This is joy.’

Birthday Girls are currently writing for various children’s TV shows and trying out new material and dance routines for their brand new live show which they’ll be taking to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. They are also writing and performing sketches for ITV2 comedy entertainment series @elevenish and working with producers Turtle Canyon on a mini web series and developing other scripts for TV and online.

Starting its run at the Edinburgh Festival, Camille also stars alongside fellow comedians Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering and Andrew Doyle in live stage production Outings, a collection of monologues about coming out, directed by David Grindley and with ongoing UK tour dates.

Camille’s favorite jobs last year include starring in Matt Lucas’ BBC1 silent comedy series Pompidou, being directed by Andrew Haigh alongside Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay in the film 45 Years, and getting to embody a sulky bridesmaid in Natasha Khan’s (aka musician Bat for Lashes) first ever short film I do, and playing Fanny, a disgusting character amongst a comedic ensemble cast with sketch comedy legends from Pappy’s, Lazy Susan, The Beta Males and Adam Riches in an adaptation of Gogol’s Marriage.

Some of Camille’s favorite acting jobs ever include the BBC1 drama Truckers alongside Harry Treadaway, Gittins, a 4Funnies for Channel 4, executive produced by Ricky Gervais whereby she played the daughter of character comedian Brian Gittins, and as Bubble’s intern in the 20th Anniversary specials of Absolutely Fabulous.

Camille also does a lot of improv and loves a prank; she smelt Harry Styles’ hair when playing a One Direction super fan from New Zealand whilst improvising a prank with Ant and Dec for ITV’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Alongside her Birthday Girls co-horts, Camille was 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.

 

 

For more information contact Tiffany Agbeko tiffany@johnnoel.com 0207 428 8400.

TitleRoleDetailsChannel
Host The Week

2017
Co-Actor (Improv ensemble)Topical entertainment series hosted by various celebs, but there's no rehearsal or script.Tiger Aspect for Channel 4
Lee and Dean

2017
Actor (Niki)Starring Mark O'Sullivan, Miles Chapman, Ricky Grover, Rose Johnson, Camille Ucan

Semi-improvised sitcom following Lee and Dean as they try to promote their company building DeanLee
Bingo Productions for Channel 4
Scarecrows

2017
Actor (Shaz)Improvised comedy taster pilot Wildseed Studios for Channel 4
Comic Relief Originals- Keeping Up With The Komedians

2017
Actor (Karen)London Hughes stars and writes this Comic Relief Originals film focusing on the lives of three budding comedians, filmed Kardashian reality style. Comic Relief for YouTube
Cbeebies Bitz and Bob

2017
Co-writer Groundbreaking series aimed at preschoolers combines funny, whimsical stories and key STEAM principles as it follows the antics of eight-year-old inventor Bitz and her little brother Bob.BBC Children Productions for Cbeebies
BBC Learning Shorts

2017
Actor (Ruth)12 shorts for BBC Learning based around 4 novels used in GCSE English Literature: Never Let Me Go, Anita and Me, Animal Farm and The Woman in Black.Grain Media for BBC Learning
Elevenish

2016
Writer & performer Brand new comedy series driven by the topics and events people have been talking about.Talkback for ITV2
Blap Top Five Celebrity Splits

2015
Various SketchesAn impressions show 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
Spot Bots

2015
WriterThe Spot Bots are adorable animated robots who love to play games and puzzles. The Spot Bots introduce each of the live-action sketches, the series includes Ben Faulks and a host of new faces as regular colourful, comic characters.BBC in house for CBeebies
45 Years

2015
Actor (Cafe Waitress)Starring Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine James, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells

Feature Film- Whilst Kate Mercer is planning her 45th wedding anniversary she discovers her first love has been found frozen and perfectly preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps
The Bureau Film Company
Marriage

2015
Actor (Fanny)Marriage: Institutional. Inevitable. Inescapable. Gogol’s delirious classic gets a fresh twist in a new adaptation by Tom Parry.Ditto Productions
Teddy2k (Short Film)

2015
Actor (Amy) TEDDY2K is a new short comedy film about a disenchanted YouTube star. It is co-written and directed by Ed Cripps (Episodes, Fresh Meat) and Will Hitchins (Russell Howard's Good News, Have I Got News For You).Ed Cripps and Will Hitchins
I Do / Madly (Short Film)

2015
Actor (Bridesmaid) Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan directs a 15-minute short as part of a new anthology film called Madly. Presented by MTV World, Madly is "six stories of modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications," each directed by a different person.Cowboy Films
Valentine

2015
Co-Writer and Actor Starring Camille Ucan, Rose Johnson and Beattie Edmondson

Short film about Valentine's day
International film festivals including PalmSprings ShortsFest and LOCO London Comedy Film Festival
Pompidou

2015
Actor (Pottery Student)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
Brotherhood (Mummy's Boys)

2015
Actor (Sophie)Starring Johnny Flyn, Ben Ashenden, Ben Folan, Gemma Chan, Sarah Hadland

Sitcom about a pair of adult brothers left to raise their young sibling when their mother unexpectedly dies
BigTalk Productions for Comedy Central
Party Vibes

2015
Sketch Writer/

Performer

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

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

2014
Actor (Various Roles)Starring Camille Ucan, Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering, Andrew Doyle

Play with a collection of monologues about coming out, with guest appearances from Sharon Horgan, Russell Grant, Kerry Godliman and Shappi Khorsandi
Seabright Productions for Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Vacuoso

2013
Actor (Various Roles)Starring Morgana Robinson

BBC comedy taster with comic trio Birthday Girls
Running Bare Pictures for BBC3
Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

2013
Actor

(Brenda from New Zealand)
Ant and Dec host the popular primetime variety showMitre Television for ITV
Quick Cuts

2013
Actor

(Various- workshop)
Starring Doon Mackichan, Paul Reynolds, Jessica Gunning

Semi improvised comedy series set in a hairdressers
Catherine Bailey Productions

for BBC4
Gittins

2012
Actor (Lucy Gittins)Starring David Earle, Camille Ucan, Ashley McGuire

Comedy pilot about a small town cab driver
Derek Productions for Channel 4
Live at The Electric

2012
Sketch Writer/Performer

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

Live comedy program showcasing new emerging talent
Avalon for BBC 3
Radio 4's Sketchorama

2012
Various Roles (As comic trio Birthday Girls)Radio show with up-and-coming UK comedy sketch groupsBBC Inhouse for BBC Radio 4
Absolutely Fabulous

2011
Actor (Bubble's Intern)Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna LumleySaunders and French Productions/BBC Inhouse for BBC One
Upstairs Downstairs Abbey

2011
Actor (Various Roles)Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Kim Cattrall

Spoof for Comic Relief based on Downtown Abbey, directed by Ade Edmondson
Comic Relied for BBC One
Dick and Dom's Funny Business

2011
Various Roles (As part of female comedy group Lady Garden)Starring Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood
Dick and Dom showcase exciting new comic talent
BBC Inhouse for CBBC/BBC2
BBC Bitesize series 2

2010
Various Roles (As comic trip Birthday Girls)Starring Pappy's, Camille Ucan, Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson
Educational Study platform for GCSE students
Zeppotron for BBC
Robert's Web

2010
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
Campus

2010
Actor (Student)Starring Andy Nyman, Matt Devitt, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan
Semi-improvised sitcom set in a fictitious University
Monicker Pictures for Channel 4