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SpousePhil Clymer
FactWhile filming the first series of Time Gentlemen Please (2000), Rebecca fell pregnant which meant Al Murray had to write it into the script that her character Vicki became pregnant after a drunken one night stand. She gave birth to daughter Tilly not long after filming stopped. [2000]

Rebecca Front is an English actress. She was born on May 16, 1964, in Stoke Newington, London, England. Her parents are Michael and Sheila Front. She has two sisters, Rachel and Sarah. She was educated at the independent all-girls’ school South Hampstead High School. She then studied English Literature at New College, Oxford.

Front began her career in the 1980s with small roles on television. She had a recurring role on the soap opera Emmerdale from 1989 to 1990. She also appeared in the sitcoms The Young Ones and Blackadder. In the 1990s, she had roles in the films The Madness of King George and Notting Hill. She also appeared in the television series Midsomer Murders and Cold Feet.

In the 2000s, Front had a leading role in the sitcom The Thick of It. She also appeared in the films Pride & Prejudice and In the Loop. In the 2010s, she had a leading role in the sitcom Episodes. She has also appeared in the films The Iron Lady and The Lady in the Van.

Front has won two BAFTA Awards for her work on The Thick of It and Episodes. She has also been nominated for three BAFTA Awards for her work on Blackadder, The Young Ones, and Cold Feet.

Front has been married to Justin Edwards since 1998. They have two children together.

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Full NameRebecca Front
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActor, Journalist, Screenwriter
EducationUniversity of Oxford


SpousePhil Clymer
ChildrenTilly Clymer, Oliver Clymer
ParentsCharles Front, Sheila Front
SiblingsJeremy Front


AwardsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress
MoviesThe Eichmann Show, Horrid Henry: The Movie, Planet 51, Colour Me Kubrick, England, My England, Promise Land, Company
TV ShowsLewis, The Thick of It, Grandma's House, Nighty Night, Monkey Dust, Time Gentlemen Please, Big Train, Stressed Eric, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, The Day Today, Playhouse Presents, Just William, Tricky Business

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1Her great-grandfather was in a music hall double act in the 1920s.
2Son Oliver born in 1999 and daughter Tilly born in 2002
3One brother, the writer Jeremy Front.
4While filming the first series of Time Gentlemen Please (2000), Rebecca fell pregnant which meant Al Murray had to write it into the script that her character Vicki became pregnant after a drunken one night stand. She gave birth to daughter Tilly not long after filming stopped. [2000]




Color Me Kubrick2005Maureen
Monkey Trousers2005TV SeriesVarious Characters
The Rotters' Club2005TV SeriesSheila Trotter
Headhunter: Redemption2004Video GameMedia Voice (voice)
Suzie Gold2004Barbara Gold
Absolute Power2003TV SeriesJoanne Standing
Monkey Dust2003TV SeriesVarious Roles
Eyes Down2003TV SeriesMarjorie
George Orwell: A Life in Pictures2003TV Movie documentaryJura Interviewer
I'm Alan Partridge2002TV SeriesTessa McPherson
Promise Land2002Short voice
Time Gentlemen Please2000-2002TV SeriesVicky Jackson
Big Train2002TV SeriesVarious roles
Stressed Eric1998-2000TV SeriesLiz
Jonathan Creek1999TV SeriesHeidi
People Like Us1999TV SeriesNicola Broadbent
Sermon from St. Albion's1999TV SeriesCherie Blair
Kavanagh QC1998-1999TV SeriesCathy Winslow
In the Red1998TV SeriesBeth Parsons
Roger and the Rottentrolls1996-1997TV SeriesRottentroll
The Missing Postman1997TV MovieSarah Seymour
Have Your Cake and Eat It1997TV Mini-SeriesClaire Gray
Company1996TV MovieSarah
Never Mind the Horrocks1996TV MovieVarious Roles
The Office1996TV MoviePru
Fist of Fun1995-1996TV SeriesMrs. Danfleece / Doris / Dating Service Secretary
England, My England1995Mary II
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge1994-1995TV SeriesMary / Bridie McMahon / Charlotte Fraser / ...
Coogan's Run1995TV SeriesWPC Cathy Briggs / Claire Briggs
Absolutely Fabulous1995TV SeriesCherysh
Paris1994TV SeriesMme Trombaut
The Day Today1994TV SeriesBarbara Wintergreen / Rosy May / Valerie Sinatra / ...
The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer1993TV SeriesSuzanne / Food and Drink Hostess
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesVarious roles
Dizzy Heights Hotel1992TV Series
Tricky Business1991TV SeriesDebbie
Edmund the Magnificent2017Short post-productionShop Keeper
Down a Dark Hall2017filming
The Supervet2014-2016TV SeriesNarrator
Doctor Thorne2016TV SeriesLady Arabella Gresham
The Brothers Grimsby2016Lady at Worldcure Event
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge2016TV SeriesCaller
War & Peace2016TV Mini-SeriesAnna Mikhailovna Drubetskaya
Billionaire Boy2016TV MovieMiss Sharp
Doctor Who2015TV SeriesWalsh
Humans2015TV SeriesVera
Running the Shop2015TV SeriesNarrator
Valentina's Dream2015ShortValentina Tereshkova
Mr Bean: Funeral2015Video
Up the Women2013-2015TV Mini-SeriesHelen
The Eichmann Show2015TV MovieMrs. Landau
Drunk History: UK2015TV SeriesQueen Victoria
Psychobitches2012-2014TV SeriesThe Therapist
The Wrong Mans2013-2014TV SeriesCox
Inspector Lewis2006-2014TV SeriesChief Superintendent Jean Innocent Ch. Supt. Innocent
Outnumbered2014TV SeriesMrs Raynott
Midsomer Murders2014TV SeriesReverend Martha Hillcott
Death Comes to Pemberley2013TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Bennett
The Joy of Abba2013TV MovieNarrator
The Spa2013TV SeriesAlison
Agatha Christie's Poirot2013TV SeriesMiss Brewis
Little Crackers2012TV SeriesMiss Dyson
The Thick of It2009-2012TV SeriesNicola Murray
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesThe Therapist
Grandma's House2010-2012TV SeriesTanya
New Tricks2011TV SeriesBea Mackenna
Horrid Henry: The Movie2011Miss Oddbod
Just William2010TV SeriesMrs. Brown
Planet 512009Additional Voice (voice)
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder2009TV SeriesChief Inspector
Shush2008TV MovieAlice
Love Soup2008TV SeriesCatherine Sumpter
Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off.... to Glastonbury2007TV MovieNarrator (voice)
You Can Choose Your Friends2007TV MovieAmanda Snell
The Catherine Tate Show2004-2006TV SeriesNarrator / Documentary Narrator / Chloe
The Comic Strip Presents...2005TV SeriesCarol
Nighty Night2004-2005TV SeriesCathy Cole Cath Cath Cole


Big Train2002TV Series additional sketches - 6 episodes
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge1994-1995TV Series additional material - 3 episodes
The Day Today1994TV Series written by - 7 episodes


Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge1994TV Series performer - 1 episode


Planet 512009additional voices


The School That Got Teens Reading2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
The Women Who Kill Lions2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Very British Problems2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Gareth's Invictus Choir2016TV SeriesHerself - Narrator
Loose Women2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy2015TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Timeshift2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2014TV SeriesHerself
Hotel in the Clouds2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator
Great Poets: In Their Own Words2014TV Series documentaryNarrator
Sunday Brunch2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Culture Show2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Voiceover
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy2014TV Movie documentary
Jazz Legends in Their Own Words2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
All About TWO2014TV MovieHerself
The Brits Who Built the Modern World2014TV Series documentaryNarrator
In Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Mel Smith: I've Sort of Done Things2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
Crackanory2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox Wars2013TV Special documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Crime Thriller Club2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Fabric of Britain2013TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Narrator
Jo Brand's Great Wall of Comedy2013TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
Goodbye Television Centre2013TV Special documentaryHerself
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2013TV SeriesHerself
Yes, Prime Minister: Re-elected2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Chateau Chunder: A Wine Revolution2012DocumentaryNarrator
Room 1012012TV SeriesHerself
Have I Got News for You2003-2011TV SeriesHerself
The A to Z of Crime2011TV Series documentaryHerself / Chief Superintendent Innocent
Would I Lie to You?2011TV SeriesHerself
Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words2011TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Horrid Henry's Movie Mayhem2011TV MovieHerself
The One Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
My Life in Books2011TV SeriesHerself
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2011TV SeriesHerself
That Sunday Night Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The People's Detective2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches2010TV MovieHimself - Contributor
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Newsnight at 302010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHerself / Mary
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
The World's Greatest Comedy Characters2007TV MovieHerself
Lewis... Behind the Scenes2007TV Movie documentaryHerself / Chief Superintendent Innocent
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
If I Ruled the World1998TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2013TV SeriesHerself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Would I Lie to You?2011TV SeriesHerself
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s2011TV Movie documentaryHerself / Sue Lewis (uncredited)
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters2003VideoHerself (uncredited)


Won Awards

2012British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressThe Thick of It (2005)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Female Performance in a Comedy RoleThe Thick of It (2005)

Nominated Awards

2010Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressThe Thick of It (2005)
2010Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Comedy SeriesThe Thick of It (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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