Miranda Hart: The Unauthorised Biography

Overview

With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom; her success did not happen over night. For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame. The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating in politics from Bristol Polytechnic, she always wanted to be a comedian. Her ...

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Overview

With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom; her success did not happen over night. For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame. The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating in politics from Bristol Polytechnic, she always wanted to be a comedian. Her inspiration includes the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Eric Morecombe. Miranda's story is followed through other TV roles such as The Vicar of Dibley, Nighty Night, Hyperdrive and Not Going Out—before Miranda Hart's Joke Shop was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 and the first episode of her sitcom finally broadcast in November 2009. Miranda Hart is the newest comedy legend to capture the imagination of the public—this is her full, unauthorized story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857827965
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 841,848
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophie Johnson is a writer and journalist with a background in script writing and comedy. She spent several years working in the stand-up industry before devoting her time to writing. Sophie enjoys nothing more than spending August flitting between shows at the Edinburgh festival, ably assisted by a glass of dry white wine.

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Table of Contents

1 The Queen of Comedy 1

2 The Early Years 13

3 Growing Pains 25

4 Here Come the Girls 36

5 Fringe Benefits 49

6 Radio Days 62

7 Opportunity Knocks 75

8 Going into Hyperdrive 89

9 Not Going out 103

10 The Writer's Journey 114

11 Miranda Arrives at the Beeb 129

12 Adventures in a Joke Shop 142

13 Reality Blurs 157

14 The Boy Next Door 169

15 You have been Watching 180

16 Class Dismissed 196

17 The Art of the Praftfall 208

18 The Difficult Second Album 223

19 The Rise of the Office Temp 238

20 Doing Something Funny for Money 251

21 What's Next? 266

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