Rebecca Front

Rebecca Front

Highest Rated: 72% The Aeronauts (2019)

Lowest Rated: 9% Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)

Birthday: May 16, 1964

Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England, UK

A veteran comedy performer and writer on British television, Rebecca Front's collaborations with Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan on critically praised projects like "Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge" (BBC, 1994-95) led to guest and recurring roles on numerous comedy and drama series, including "The Thick of It" (BBC Four/Two, 2005-2012), "The Spa" (Sky Living, 2013) and "Humans" (Channel 4/AMC, 2015- ). Born Rebecca Louise Front in east London, England, on May 16, 1964, she came from a family with a history in arts and performing: her great-grandfather was a musical entertainer, while her father, Charles Front, was an illustrator who provided artwork for children's books and the titular logo for the Beatles' Rubber Soul (1965) album. He also collaborated with her mother, author and teacher Sheila Front, on several children's novels, and her brother, Jeremy, also became a writer and comic performer with whom she partnered for several television projects. She attended St. Hugh's College, Oxford, where she performed in comedy revues with future collaborators like Patrick Marber and David Schneider. After training at the Webber Douglas Drama School, Front formed a comedy act, the Bobo Girls, which was showcased in its own radio series for Radio 4. Writer-producer Armando Iannucci - who would go on to fame as the creator of "Veep" (HBO, 2012-17) - produced the show's second series, and later tapped Front to appear on the news radio parody program "On the Hour" (BBC Radio 4, 1991-92). One of that show's most popular recurring characters was the hapless, self-impressed presenter Alan Partridge, played by Steve Coogan, and Front would both appear in and write for several spin-off projects about him, including "The Day Today" (BBC4, 1992) and "Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge." The popularity of these series led to steady work as a guest performer, both in comic and straight roles, on series like "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC One/Two, 1992-96, 2001-04) and "Inspector Lewis" (ITV, 1987-2000). In 2009, she reunited with Iannucci for the scathing political satire "The Thick of It," for which she won a BAFTA for playing MP and opposition leader Nicola Murray; the series was bookended by work in numerous other comedy programs, including "Grandma's House" (BBC Two, 2010-12) and "Just William" (BBC One, 2010), which cast her as the mother of Richmal Crompton's popular and ill-mannered literary hero. Front's acting schedule appeared to double in the new decade: she played a therapist treating famous women from history and fiction in "Psychobitches" (Sky Arts, 2012-14), starred as the domineering boss of a health club in "The Spa," and enjoyed guest and recurring roles on "Death Comes to Pemberley" (BBC, 2013), "Midsomer Murders" (ITV, 1997- ) and an eight-year stint on "Lewis" (ITV/STV/UTV, 2006-2015) as the combative superior officer to Kevin Whately's Inspector Robert Lewis. American audiences soon became aware of Front's talents through appearances on a 2015 episode of "Doctor Who" (BBC One, 1963- ), an all-star production of "War and Peace" (BBC One, 2016) with Lily James and James Broadbent, and the science fiction series "Humans," which cast her as an overzealous android medical caregiver. However, many moviegoers that had never seen her large body of work in British comedy and drama saw her in a minor role in Michael Bay's blockbuster "Transformers: The Last Knight" (2017).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% 95% The Aeronauts Aunt Frances (Character) $30K 2019
50% 21% Down a Dark Hall Mrs. Olonsky (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet British Sitcom - 60 Years Of Laughing At Ourselves Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 53% The Eichmann Show Unknown (Character) - 2015
9% 39% Horrid Henry: The Movie Ms. Oddbod (Character) - 2011
71% 40% Suzie Gold Barbara Gold (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Red Beth Parsons (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 71% England, My England Mary II (Character) - 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other One Tess Walcott (Character) 2020
67% 52% Avenue 5 Karen Kelly (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 83% Poldark Lady Whitworth (Character) 2018-2019
58% 76% Death in Paradise Fiona Tait (Character) 2019
94% 86% Humans Vera (Character) 2018 2015-2016
88% 50% Love, Lies & Records Judy Fellows (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Insert Name Here Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queers Unknown (Character) 2017
87% 82% Doctor Thorne Lady Arabella Gresham (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lewis Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent (Character) 2007-2015
No Score Yet 74% Doctor Who Walsh (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timeshift Narrator 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up the Women Helen (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackanory Host 2013
85% 95% The Thick of It Nicola Murray (Character) 2012 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grandma's House Tanya (Character) 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nighty Night Unknown (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rotters' Club Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knowing Me, Knowing You ... With Alan Partridge Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Avenue 5 Karen Kelly (Character)

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