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Jo Brand

Biography

United kingdom comedian and actress who was simply for the BBC monologue show THE MIND Deceased. In 2013 she made an appearance like a judge for the ITV superstar diving display Splash!. She went to Brunel College or university before working like a psychiatric nurse for a decade, in the South London Bethlem, Cefn Coed Medical center in Swansea. She began performing standup beneath the stage name “THE OCEAN Monster” and quickly had booked an area for the Sunday Live tv program.. She has created many books, including ‘The Even more You Ignore Me.’ She’s two daughters, Maisie and Eliza, with her spouse Bernie Bourke. She actually is the middle kid and it has two brothers. Her dad was a structural engineer. She was on it series Parkinson with Daniel-Day Lewis.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jo Brand
Date Of Birth July 23, 1957
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.62 m
Profession Comedian
Education Brunel University London
Nationality British
Spouse Bernie Bourke
Children Eliza Bourke, Maisie Bourke
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, British Comedy Award for the Best Sitcom, British Comedy Award for the Best Female Television Comic, British Comedy Award for the Best Live Stand-Up, British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Club Performer
Nominations The King or Queen of Comedy, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress, British Academy Television Craft Award for Writer - Comedy, British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Newcomer, British Comedy Award for Best Female Comedy Performer, British Academy Television Writer Award
Movies Horrid Henry: The Movie, Clubland, Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
TV Shows QI, Getting On, Damned, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Jo Brand's Big Splash, Splash!, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Commercial Breakdown, The Speaker, I've Never Seen Star Wars, 29 Minutes of Fame, Jo Brand: Like It Or Lump It, When Were We Funniest?, Head on Comedy, Play It Again
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Auditioned for a part on Comics (1993), that was based on her, but she didn't manage to get the part.
2On 17 July 2007, she was awarded an honorary doctorate for her work as a psychiatric nurse from the University of Glamorgan. In January 2014, she was awarded a second honorary doctorate from Canterbury Christ Church University, for her work in raising awareness of mental health issues and challenging the stigma surrounding such illnesses.
3Has been praised for raising awareness for Alzheimer's Disease.
4Replaced Pamela Anderson as Genie in a stage production of "Aladdin" at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
5Daughters: Maisie Harriet born March 2001 and Eliza Mary born November 2002.
6When she was in labor, a man reportedly stuck his head round the door and asked for her autograph.
7Before turning to comedy she was an RMN: Registered Mental Health Nurse.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The More You Ignore Mefilming
DamnedTV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2016 written by - 6 episodes, 2016
Going Forward2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Getting OnTV Series based on the BBC television series created by - 12 episodes, 2014 - 2015 creator: the BBC television series - 6 episodes, 2013
Playhouse Presents2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Getting OnTV Series writer - 12 episodes, 2010 - 2012 written by - 3 episodes, 2009
Little Crackers2010TV Series written by - 1 episode
Introducing the Dwights2007writer: additional stand-up comedy material
Like It or Lump It1997TV Series written by - 4 episodes
A Big Slice of Jo Brand1996Video
The Sherman Plays1996TV Series play - 1 episode
Jo Brand Through the CakeholeTV Series 4 episodes, 1993 - 1996 written by - 2 episodes, 1994
One on Two1990TV Series 1 episode
Spitting Image1987TV Series written by - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The More You Ignore MefilmingSandra
Damned2016TV SeriesRose Denby
Going Forward2016TV SeriesKim Wilde
Playhouse Presents2014TV SeriesRose
Getting On2009-2012TV SeriesNurse Kim Wilde
Horrid Henry: The Movie2011Demon Dinner Lady
Dirty Tricks2005TV SeriesPug
Human Traffic1999Reality (voice)
Crow's Nest1998Linda
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!1997VideoCarmen
Absolutely Fabulous1994TV SeriesCarmen
One on Two1990TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Getting On2013-2014TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2007-2008TV Series shortHerself - Guest Presenter
Jonathan Ross Salutes 'Dad's Army'2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The F Word2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2003-2008TV SeriesHerself
A Taste of My Life2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Children in Need2007TV SeriesHerself
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rule Book2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
School's Out2007TV SeriesHerself
Driving Me Crazy: Motoring Special2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
Balderdash & Piffle2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Play It Again2007TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comic Relief: The Apprentice2007TV MovieHerself
The Old Grey Whistle Test Story2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator (voice)
The Secret Policeman's Ball2006TV MovieHerself
The Bigger Picture2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Mock the Week2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The All Star Talent Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Annually Retentive2006TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2006TV SeriesHerself - Interview
This Week2006TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1995-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter / Herself - Presenter
Parkinson2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Wonderful World of Whiteley2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Death of Celebrity2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nigella2005TV SeriesHerself
Countryfile2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Comic Aid2005TV MovieHerself - Performer
29 Minutes of Fame2005TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Kumars at No. 422004TV SeriesHerself
The Mark Steel Lectures2004TV Series documentaryHerself
An Audience with Harry Hill2004TV MovieHerself
Sport Relief 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHerself
What Not to Wear2004TV SeriesHerself
Today with Des and Mel2003-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter / Herself
Christmas Night with the Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MovieHerself
I'm Dreaming of a TV Christmas2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHerself
The Big Read2003TV SeriesHerself
Nobody Likes a Smartass2003TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?2003TV SeriesHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHerself
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy2003TV SeriesHerself (Series 1) (2003)
Hot Potatoes2002TV SeriesHerself (host)
Test the Nation: The National 2002 Test2002TV SpecialHerself - Celebrity Participant
It's Only TV... But I Like It2002TV SeriesHerself
The Real Men Behaving Badly2002TV Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Real Vicars of Dibley2002TV MovieHerself - Narrator
A Perfect Two Ronnies Show2001TV Movie documentary
Highlights from Iolanthe2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998-2000TV SeriesHerself
Head on Comedy2000TV SeriesHerself
Stand Up with Alan Davies2000TV SeriesHerself
The Horror of...2000TV SeriesHerself
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHerself
Commercial Breakdown1999-2000TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
This Bloke Walks Into a Bar1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
You Cannot Be Serious1999TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Tobacco Wars1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Just a Minute1994-1999TV SeriesHerself
Christmas Log1998TV SeriesHerself
Clive James on TV1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself
The Heaven and Earth Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Television's Greatest Hits1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Countdown1998TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Jo Brand Burns Rubber1997TV SeriesHerself
Like It or Lump It1997TV SeriesHerself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
All the Way to Worcester1996TV MovieHerself
They Think It's All Over1995-1996TV SeriesHerself
Shooting Stars1996TV SeriesHerself
A Big Slice of Jo Brand1996VideoHerself
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Jo Brand Through the Cakehole1993-1996TV SeriesHerself / Various
Funny Business1996TV SeriesHerself
The Mrs. Merton Show1995TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1995TV SpecialHerself
Do You Remember the First Time?1994Documentary shortHerself - Interviewee
Jo Brand Goes Back to Bedlam1994TV SeriesHerself
The Danny Baker Show1994TV SeriesHerself
The South Bank Show1993-1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Clive James1994TV SeriesHerself
The Brain Drain1993TV SeriesHerself
The Word1993TV SeriesHerself
Notes and Queries with Clive Anderson1993TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHerself
The Famous Compere's Police Dog1990TV MovieHerself
The Media Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice2016TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Have I Got News for You1992-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter / Herself
Re: A Pier2016DocumentaryHerself
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHerself
Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk2016TV Movie documentary
QI2003-2016TV SeriesHerself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Panellist / Herself - Panelist
Breakfast2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Comedienne / Herself
Loose Women2004-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2015TV MovieHerself - Contestant
Would I Lie to You?2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Central Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself - At Woman of Year Award
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Countdown1998-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Dictionary Corner / Herself - Contestant
Private View2015TV Series shortHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2004-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Host / Tinkerball
Mel & Sue2015TV SeriesHerself
Question Time1995-2014TV SeriesHerself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2014TV SeriesHerself
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown2014TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
8 Out of 10 Cats2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
Splash!2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Graham Norton Show2007-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
This Morning2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2013TV MovieHerself - Contestant
The Culture Show2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Jo Brand's Great Wall of Comedy2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself / Herself - Panellist
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2013TV SeriesHerself
Funny Business2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Room 1011994-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man2012TV SeriesHerself
The Agenda with Tom Bradby2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
National Television Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
I've Never Seen Star Wars2011TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Argumental2011TV SeriesHerself
The Story of the Music Hall with Michael Grade2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
That Sunday Night Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Jo Brand's Big Splash2011TV SeriesHerself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesHerself
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The One Show2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHerself
For Crying Out Loud2011TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Carpool2011TV SeriesHerself - Passenger
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2011TV SeriesHerself
The Rob Brydon Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Little Crackers2010TV SeriesHerself
The Angina Monologues2010TV MovieHerself
Fry and Laurie Reunited2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHerself
Ask Rhod Gilbert2010TV SeriesHerself
Paul O'Grady Live2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Huge2010Herself
Channel 4's Comedy Gala2010TV MovieHerself
National Television Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Jools's Hootenanny2009TV SeriesHerself
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Apprentice: You're Fired!2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Beyond a Joke2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2004-2009TV SeriesHerself
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo2004-2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
The Charlotte Church Show2008TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Have I Got News for You2010-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Presenter
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
QI2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - 9th Place
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2013TV SeriesHerself
Mock the Week2005-2012TV SeriesHerself
Argumental2012TV SeriesHerself
QI Genesis2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Frost on Satire2010TV Movie documentaryHerself - Satirist
Would I Lie to You?2009TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with the Loose Women2009VideoHerself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainBest Television ComedyGetting On (2009)· Vicki Pepperdine
· Joanna Scanlan
2012British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Female Television Comic
2011BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Female Performance in a Comedy RoleGetting On (2009)
2011RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Writer - ComedyGetting On (2009)· Joanna Scanlan
· Vicki Pepperdine
2010British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Female TV Comic
2010Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainTelevision Comedy/Light EntertainmentGetting On (2009)· Vicki Pepperdine
· Joanna Scanlan

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Writer: ComedyGetting On (2009)· Joanna Scanlan
· Vicki Pepperdine
2013RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Writer - ComedyGetting On (2009)· Vicki Pepperdine
· Joanna Scanlan
2011BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest WriterGetting On (2009)· Joanna Scanlan
· Vicki Pepperdine
2011British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Female TV ComicHave I Got News for You (1990)
2011People's Choice AwardBritish Comedy Awards
2011Writer's AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsGetting On (2009)· Vicki Pepperdine
· Joanna Scanlan
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Female Performance in a Comedy RoleGetting On (2009)
2010British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActressGetting On (2009)
2010RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Writer - ComedyGetting On (2009)· Joanna Scanlan
· Vicki Pepperdine


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#Quote
1I wasn't a real nurse, I was psychiatric.
2So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully - which I didn't at the beginning.


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