Morgana Robinson

Morgana Robinson is an award winning comedy actress, having been awarded Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2012 British Comedy Awards, a prestigious award previously received by the likes of Sacha Baron-Cohen, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan and Caroline Aherne.

Later this year Morgana will star in her own BBC2 impressions pilot Morgana and Friends, produced by Jack Bayles (Catastrophe (C4), Very Important People (C4)) and directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie, Bo’ Selecta! (C4)).

After her successful appearance in series 3 of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, Morgana will satirise Russell Brand again for Charlie’s UK polling special Election Wipe for BBC2.  Morgana will also star in an episode of SunTrap; Kayvan Novak and Bradley Walsh’s sitcom set on a fictional Spanish island for BBC1.

Morgana kicked off 2015 reprising her role as eccentric neighbour Julie in series two of Vic and Bob’s House of Fools, a BBC2 sitcom written by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, also starring Dan Skinner, Matt Berry, Daniel Simonsen and Ellie White. The BBC described the project as “half an hour of unadulterated Reeves and Mortimer – anarchic japes, unimaginable props and impossible situations with a stella cast.”

Morgana’s first appearance for Sky Arts was starring in the newest series of Psychobitches; an all-star sketch show (Sharon Horgan, Rebecca Front, Sam Spiro, Frances Barber, Jack Whitehall, Kathy Burke, Sheridan Smith and Reece Shearsmith to name a few) that saw some of history’s most famous women pschoanalysed. Morgana played Anna Nicole Smith, Daphne Du Maurier and Mary Magdeline.

Morgana enjoyed a succession of guest leads in 2014, including Catherine Tate’s publishing rival in David Walliams’ Big School (BBC1), an insufferable boss in Jessica Knappett’s Drifters (E4) and culminating in her second appearance as Matt Berry’s love interest in series two of Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London.

Earlier in the year Morgana starred in Channel M, one of six shorts – all exclusive to BBC iPlayer – written by and starring top British comedy talent.  Channel M was a fictional TV channel run by Morgana. Among the schedules were Celebrity Forward Roll with Amy Childs and re-imaginings of Gogglebox, The Undateables with Miley Cyrus and Benefits Street.

Summer 2012 saw Morgana starring in a two-part sketch show alongside Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Kayvan Novak (FaceJacker) and Sally Phillips (Smack The Pony) and a host of famous faces from the world of drama. Set in the modern world where serious characters say and do very stupid things, Them From That Thing combined the look and feel of great British drama with a silly and slightly unhinged comic sensibility. Them From That Thing was produced by Zeppotron and directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners), broadcast on Channel 4 in August 2012.

Morgana further proved her incredible ability as a mimic alongside Terry Mynott in Very Important People, a celebrity impression show that mocked our beloved stars and satirised a culture bamboozled by trivia, gossip and regurgitated ideas. Morgana’s celebrity impressions included Adele, Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle, Fearne Cotton, Cheryl Cole, Danny Dyer, Natalie Cassidy, Amy Childs, Helena Bonham Carter,

Sophie Dahl, Kerry Katona, Christine Bleakley, Hilary Devey, Martine McCutcheon, Jennifer Aniston and Jessie J. Very Important People was a 6 part series broadcast on Friday nights on Channel 4 at 9.30pm from April 2012.

In late 2011 Morgana played the character of Carol Caplin alongside her comedy heroes Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall, Robbie Coltrane, Harry Enfield and Stephen Mangan in the one off feature The Comic Strip Presents…The Hunt for Tony Blair, broadcast on Channel 4.

Morgana created a big noise in 2010 with her highly acclaimed debut series The Morgana Show which showcased her incredible ability to pick up acute physical nuances, mannerisms and catchphrases to create both original comedy characters and celebrity impressions. Morgana’s character Gilbert, the awkward teenage boy, was a particular audience favourite of the series, spawning numerous of tributes to him on YouTube.

Head of Comedy at Channel 4 at the time, Shane Allen, said of Morgana; “she is a fresh performer with a huge amount of potential… Morgana’s range of charismatic characters are warm, daft and infectious and somehow lodge in your head. Her style of performance is reminiscent of Kenny Everett in his prime, but without the beard.”

Gilbert was first seen in 2009 interviewing celebrities in Channel 4’s TNT show, hosted by Jack Whitehall and Holly Walsh.  In 2008 Morgana played a crazed dental nurse and a glamorous yet repellent TV host’s assistant in Ross Lee’s Ghoulies, broadcast on Nickelodeon on Saturday mornings.

Morgana’s television debut came in 2007 where she played an Eastern European Internet bride on BBC 1’s comedy The Green Green Grass. Morgana also had a cameo appearance in My Family.

Morgana’s journey to the screen has been a unique one. For years she worked part-time in a Soho Japanese restaurant, where John Noel was a regular. She was untrained, apart from an art degree and seven years of school plays at Benenden School, and one day plucked up the courage to hand him a showreel at the front desk (which consisted of her flat mate holding a camcorder whilst she pranced about in various wigs/teeth/glasses.) John recognised (very) raw talent and asked her in for a meeting. He told her to “start throwing rice around”. Her restaurant days were over.

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

For voiceovers, Morgana is represented by Hobsons voices@hobsons-international.com

TitleRoleDetailsChannel
Sun Trap

May/ June 2015
Actor
(Janice)
Starring Kayvan Novak and Bradley Walsh
Sitcome about one of the UK's best undercover reporters who escapes the country by moving to Spain, where he resides solving mysteries with his expat friend
Happy Tramp for BBC1
Morgana and Friends
May 2015
Actor (Various Impressions)Starring Morgana Robinson

Morgana and friends explores the world of celebrity, moving seamlessly between 'behind the scenes' ob-docs and a series of fictional and a series of fictional celebrity obsessed travelogues, cookery shows and fake sitcoms
Zodiak Media for E4
Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe
May 2015
Actor

(Russell Brand)
Starring Charlie Brooker, Morgana Robinson, Diane Morgan and Al Campbell
Special extended episode from the weekly wipe. Satrical political show following familiar politicians in the run-up to polling day
House of tomorrow for BBC2
House of Fools, Series 2
Feb 2015
7 x 30'
Actor (Julie)Starring Morgana Robinson, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Dan Skinner, Matt Berry, Daniel Simonsen
Studio Sitcom with anarchic japes, unimaginable situations with a steller cast
Pett Productions for BBC2
Toast, Series 2 December 2014Actor (Lorna Wynde)Starring Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan, Harry Peacock, Shazad Latif, Tim Downie

Sitcom starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, an occasionally successful actor who finds himself in a series of tricky situations both off and on-stage
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
Jan 2015
Actor (Russell Brand and Zeb Vlogger)Starring: Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan, Harry Peacock, Shazard Latif, Tim Downie

Sitcom starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, an occasionally successful actor who finds himself in a series of tricky situations both off and on-stage
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Drifters, Series 2
November 2014
1x30'
Actor (Rebecca)Starring: Jessica Knappett, Lydia Rose Bewley, Lauren O'Rourke, Bob Mortimer, Arabella Weir, Nick Mohammed, Ohillip McGinley

Comedy series about life after university, focusing on three female friends
Zodiack Media for E4
Psychobiches, Series 2
November 2014
Actor (Little Bo Peep, Anna Nicole Smith, Jayne Mansfield, Mary Magdalene, Venus, Linda McCartney) Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro, Reece Sheersmith, Michelle Gomez, Katy Brand, Frances Barber, Jack Whitehall

Sketch Show which sees various historical figures seeking therapy, starring a host of well-known female comedy actors
Tiger Aspect for Sky Atlantic
Big School, Series 2
August 2014
1x30'
Actor (Fenella Forbes)Starring David Williams, Catherine Tate
Set in an urban secondaru school, Big School is a comedy about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive whiteboards
King Bert Productions for BBC 1
Channel Morgana
June 2014
Actor Starring Morgana Robinson
A short film to celebrate the re-launch of BBC iplayer
Pett Productions for BBC iplayer
Semi-Detached (Pilot)
May 2014
Actor (Olivia)Starring: Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Tompkinson, Ralf Little
Brand new Prime-time ITV sitcom about four adults who end up sharing a house even though they have nothing in common
Hat Trick for ITV
Men About The House (Pilot)
May 2014
Actor (Sue)Starring Morgana Robinson, Ingrid Oliver, Fergus Craig, Geoff McGivern and Selina Cadell
Radio 4 Sitcom pilot set in a female dominated version of The House of Commons created by Arthur Matthews
BBC in-house for BBC Radio 4
News jack Series 10
April 2014
Actor, VariousPresented by Romesh Ranganathan, with a ragtag cast including Lewis MacLeod, Margaret Cabourn - Smith, Pippa Evans, Morgana Robinson, Ellie White and Alice Levine

The Week's stories cobbled together into a scrapbook - sketch-show, which anyone can write for. Uniformed, up to the minute, down to the dregs
BBC in-house for BBC Radio 4 Xtra
House of Fools
6x30' January 2014
Actor (Julie)Starring Morgana Robinson, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Dan Skinner, Matt Berry, Daniel Simonson
Studio sitcom with anarchic japes, unimaginable props and impossible situations with a steller cast
Pett Productions and BBC in-house for BBC 2
Toast of London
1x30' October 2013
Actor (Jemima Gina)Starring Matt Berry, Jane Plough, Robert Bathurst, Morgana Robinson, Emma Fryer
Steven Toast is a middle-aged actor with chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage rather than performing on it
Objective Productions for Channel 4
C4 Comedy Presents: Them From That Thing
2x 60' August 2012
Actor (Various)Starring Morgana Robinson, Kayvan Novak, Sally Phillips
Set in the modern world where series characters say and do very stupid things, "Them From That Thing" combined the look and feel of great British drama with a silly and slightly unhinged comic sensibility
Zeppotron for Channel 4
Very Important People 6x30' April 2012Actor (various)Starring Morgana Robinson, Terry Mynott
A celebrity impression show from Morgana Robinson and Terry Mynott that mocks our beloved stars and satirises a culture bamboozled by trivia, gossip and regurgitated ideas
Running Bare Pictures for Channel 4
The Comic Strip Presents...The Hunt for Tony Blair
1x 60' October 2011
Actor (Carol Caplin)Starring Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall, Robbie Coltrane, Harry Enfield, Stephen Mangan, Morgana Robinson

A one off 50s-style fugitive film noir spoof that follows Prime Minister Tony Blair, wanted for murder and on the run
Great Western Features for Channel 4
The Morgana Show
5x30' November 2010
Actor (various)Starring Morgana Robinson, Tom Davis, Terry Mynott Sketch-based comedy show starring new talent Morgana Robinson who showcases her skillfully crafted range of characters and impersonations of stars, including Cheryl Cole and Fearne Cotton Running Bar Pictures for Channel 4
The TNT Show
12x30' July 2009
Actor (Gilbert)Starring Jack Whitehall, Holly Walsh, Morgana Robinson
Weekly late night topical entertainment show
Objective Productions for Channel 4