Miranda Hart was born in Torquay and grew up in Petersfield, Hampshire. She attended U.W.E and graduated with a 2:1 in Politics, and went on to do a postgraduate Acting course at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. After numerous stand-up and sketch shows at the Edinburgh Festival and London comedy clubs, her comic reputation was established and she was cast in several hit TV series including Smack the Pony, Nighty Night and Not Going Out. She earned a British Comedy Award nomination as Best Female Comedy Newcomer for her role in cult sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive, in which she co-starred with Nick Frost and Kevin Eldon. In 2008, her radio sitcom Miranda Hart's Joke Shop was broadcast on Radio 2, and in 2009, she got her own TV series, Miranda. The show was extremely popular, and won her three British Comedy Awards and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award. Since then, she has starred as Chummy in Call the Midwife (a role which earned her a BAFTA nomination) as well as appearing in the feature film Spy alongside Jude Law. She is also a regular on TV panel shows such as Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You, and has released a bestselling autobiography, Is It Just Me?
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