Wootton is also known for his role as the fake medium and psychic, Shirley Ghostman, on the two BBC Three series, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman and La La Land.He currently appears on Counterfeit Cat as the voice of Max. She was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for co-writing the BBC sitcom Getting On (2009–12), and was also nominated for a British Comedy Award for her portrayal of Dr Pippa Moore in the series. “Some folk don’t find it funny. Do you like someone clean shaven? Cyderdelic was a BBC Three spoof documentary following the activities of a 'West Country direct action group within the growing anti-capitalist movement'. The film stars Martin Freeman and Ashley Jensen. He is perhaps best known for his role as Mr Poppy in the Nativity! We were playing around and making ourselves laugh, but also really thinking about who this person is and what their reaction will be to this character coming into their life.”. The premise of the series is that a disturbed, megalomaniac airline flight attendant (Wootton) and a handful of equally unstable characters are washed up on a desert island, the only survivors of a plane crash. or. Well, so did I actually – but on a much larger scale!”. Friar has received several accolades for her work, including an AACTA nomination for Dead Gorgeous, a BAFTA nomination for Eve and an RTS Award for Ackley Bridge. , Wootton played the role of a softly spoken dating agent, Gary Furze (Lasso The Moon agency) in the first series of Julia Davis' Nighty Night , in the second series he played Dennis, Linda's aggressive husband. film series. But you’re putting them on TV and hoodwinking them. Contestants for My New Best Friend were carefully chosen and a top class team of researchers put to work. Nativity was released on 27 November 2009, and was directed by Debbie Isitt. Except, the old pal isn’t an old pal at all. They're still recovering today. It's toned down, but the results are just as funny and candid. The film follows the contestants in a fly-on-the-wall documentary style, akin to The Office. For the contestants, it was an endurance test of extreme awkwardness; for those watching at home, it was outrageously funny. I had to just smile through it, thinking, ‘This is on another level.’ I had to act along immediately.”. ", Tiffany recuperated and later bumped into Wootton out-of-character. I really did want to throw him out of the window.”. I could feel it in the room,” recalls Wootton. Marc James Wootton is an English character comedian. It’s Marc Wootton in one of his many comedy guises. Wootton is also known for his role as the fake medium and psychic, Shirley Ghostman, on the two BBC Three series, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman and La La Land.He currently appears on Counterfeit Cat as the voice of Max. Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Debbie Isitt is an English comic writer, film director and performer. It’s part of our psyche.”. Forgot account? I had to take breaks re-watching some episodes. Launched on 9 February 2003 as a replacement for BBC Choice, the service's remit was to provide "innovative programming" to a target audience of viewers between 16 and 34 years old, leveraging technology as well as new talent. We’re not really going to elope! My New Best Friend only lasted one series, but the same team has adapted and updated the concept for Gooseberry, a new pilot which has been made for Comedy Central in the US. Press alt + / to open this menu. As for duping and upsetting his family, “It took a while to get the trust back,” he says. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role on the television series Extras, in which she appeared from 2005 to 2007. Ashley Jensen is a Scottish actress and narrator. “They were acting as my family from the north,” says Walsh. We’d go to the basement at the production company Tiger Aspect, and I’d pace about in character, improvising, and trying different accents. “It probably worked because of my innate ability to be quite irritating,” laughs Marc Wootton. But Matt Walsh would come face-to-face with Wootton’s most terrifying creation – trust fund sociopath Sasha. . Facebook. Wootton made a cameo appearance as Duncan in series 2 episode 4 of Gavin & Stacey on BBC Three broadcast on 30 March 2008 and starred alongside Tom Basden in the BBC Three comedy Brave Young Men broadcast 22 March 2009. Wootton previously starred in the Channel 4 comedy show The Eleven O'Clock Show, BBC Three and also voiced Jake in BBC children's programme 'The Tweenies' show Cyderdelic the Channel 4 comedy gameshow My New Best Friend, in which contestants had to convince their closest friends and relatives that the most awful of people (played by Wootton) were their new best friends for a prize of £10,000, E4 comedy The Pilot Show and the BBC Two Sitcom Thin Ice. Phil Cornwell on John Sessions and the making of Stella Street, Unpredictable, dangerous, adorable: John Sessions was the Richard Burton of comedy, John Sessions, actor and comedian, dies aged 67. Accessibility Help. Paul Garner is an English comedian, writer, producer and director. film series. My New Best Friend was about creating an imperfect match. She won the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for The Thick of It (2009–2012). Indeed, Tiffany’s new best friend was Daniel – needy, lank-haired, and supremely irritating. Garner is married to Kate, a singer songwriter who is the daughter of Chas Hodges from Chas & Dave. Rebecca Louise Front is an English actress, writer and comedian. The DVD was released in the UK on 7 September 2009. Confetti is a 2006 British mockumentary romantic comedy film released on 5 May 2006.