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Doon Mackichan

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Doon is perhaps best known for her extensive work in comedy as both a writer and an actress. Her notable credits include, the two-time Emmy nominated Channel 4 series, Smack the Pony; BBC1 sitcom, Beast, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, also on the BBC, and Toast of London, for which Doon received a nomination for Best Actress at the British Comedy Awards.

Doon starred in Plebs series 1-4 and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Female Performance In A Comedy. Doon is also well known for playing the role of Cathy in five series of Two Doors Down on the BBC.

Other credits include Toast of Tinseltown for BBC2, The Duchess for Netflix, Flack for Pop TV, Pure for Channel 4, Ben Wheatley’s feature film, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and subsequently aired on BBC2 and Good Omens alongside David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm.

In theatre, Doon starred in Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre alongside John Malkovich. Prior to this, Doon starred in the National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night directed by Simon Godwin. Other credits include Loot at the Tricycle Theatre, The Government Inspector at the Young Vic, The Queen and I, in which she played Princess Diana at the Royal Court in conjunction with Jim Cartwright’s ROAD, before going to Leicester Haymarket. Doon was in the Olivier nominated production of Jumpy for the Royal Court/ Duke of York’s Theatre, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress In A Play at the Awards in 2012. Additionally, Doon appeared in Mother Courage at the National Theatre in the role of Yvette.

Her memoir, My Lady Parts, is due for release by Canongate in September 2023.


Agent: Jo Unwin

Books by Doon Mackichan

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