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Morwenna Banks

Actor

Morwenna Banks is an award-winning actor, writer and producer. 

Her acting credits include lead roles in Skins,  Shameless, Thick of It,  Saxondale, Vic and Bob’s Catterick, Ruddy Hell it’s Harry and Paul and as writer performer in the multi award-winning sketch show Absolutely. She been twice nominated as Best Female Comedy Performer  at  The British Comedy Awards.  In the US she appeared in Dream On for HBO and as a writer-performer on Saturday Night Live for NBC.   Most recently she in the UK has appeared in the ITV drama ‘A Confession’ and in the Sky/FX series ‘Breeders’. With Jo Brand she created, wrote and appeared in 2 seasons of the acclaimed Channel 4 comedy ‘Damned’.  She is a prolific radio actor, recently heard in  ‘Gloomsbury’ ,  ‘Absolutely’, ‘ Shush’ written with Rebecca Front and most recently in ’Skeletons in the Cupboard’ with Alison Steadman. She wrote the Radio Drama Goodbye starring Olivia Colman which won the Tinniswood Award for Best scripted drama at the 2015 Audio Awards  She provides the voices for many animations including Peppa Pig, Paddington, Robozuna and Monkey Dust  and she won Best Voice Performance at the 2014 British Animation Awards.  As a writer her work includes the feature ‘Miss You Already’ starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore Dir. Catharine Hardwicke and she recently worked on adapting the a new series for Apple TV from ‘Slow Horses’ by Mick Herron. She is currently working on adapting  ‘Funny Girl’ by Nick Hornby for Sky/Potboiler and, as a feature film for Studio Canal, she recently adapted ’The Break’ by Marian Keyes.  

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
SUICIDE KIDS (Katie)
Project details:
Dir. Arjun Rose
Production (role):
WIDE OPEN SPACES (Leonie)
Company:
Grand Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Tom Hall
Production (role):
ALIEN AUTOPSY (Jasmine)
Company:
Fragile Films / Warner Bros.
Project details:
Dir. Jonny Campbell
Production (role):
LARGE (Lorraine)
Company:
Film 4 / Picture Palace North
Project details:
Dir. Justin Edgar
Production (role):
THE ANNOUNCEMENT (Beth)
Company:
Dakota North / Absolutely
Project details:
Dir. Troy Miller
Screenplay by Morwenna Banks

Winner ‘Best Film’ New York Independent Film Festival
Winner ‘Best Film’ North Carolina Film Festival

Screened BBC 3 2003
Production (role):
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (Narrator)
Company:
Castlerock Prods
Project details:
Dir. Christopher Guest
TELEVISION UK
Production (role):
A CONFESSION (Tracey)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Paul Andrew Williams
Production (role):
THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE (Iris)
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Dir. Neil and Rob Gibbons
Production (role):
LOADED
Company:
Hillbilly Television for Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
Production (role):
DAMNED
Company:
What Larks! for BBC1
Project details:
Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
Production (role):
RUDDY HELL! IT'S HARRY AND PAUL
Company:
Tiger Aspect, BBC1
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
SHAMELESS
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
SKINS
Project details:
Dir. Various (Series 3 & 4)

Production (role):
SKINS (Anthea)
Company:
E4 (Series 1 & 2)
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
RUDDY HELL! ITS HARRY AND PAUL
Company:
Tiger Aspect / BBC
Project details:
Dir. Tristram Shapeero
Production (role):
THE ABBEY
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Johnny Campbell
Production (role):
WELCOME TO STRATHMUIR
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
Dir. Nick Wood
Production (role):
SHUSH
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Armando Iannucci
Production (role):
SAXONDALE (Vicky)
Company:
Baby Cow / BBC (Series 1 & 2)
Project details:
Dirs. Ben Miller & Matt Lipsey (Series 1)
Dir. John Henderson (Series 2)
Production (role):
THE THICK OF IT
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Armando Iannucci
Production (role):
CHOPRATOWN (Victoria)
Company:
Hattrick / BBC
Project details:
Dir. Sean Grundy
Production (role):
THE ALLSTAR COMEDY SHOW (Various)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
CATTERICK (Tess)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Matt Lipsey
Production (role):
SINGLE
Company:
Tiger Aspect / BBC
Project details:
Dir. Rebecca Frain
Production (role):
KEEN EDDIE (Herron)
Company:
Fox
Project details:
Dir. Paul Shapiro
Production (role):
MAW - MODEL ACTRESS WHATEVER (Angel)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Rankin
Production (role):
BADDIEL’S SYNDROME (Eva)
Company:
Sky (13 Eps.)
Project details:
Dir. Mark Mylod
Production (role):
THE STRANGERERS (Supersupervisor)
Company:
Sky
Project details:
Dir. Nick Wood
Production (role):
MORWENNA BANKS SPECIALS: BLONDE SPECIAL
Project details:
Dir. Dominic Brigstock
Production (role):
MORWENNA BANKS SPECIALS: SCI-FI SPECIAL
Project details:
Dir. Dominic Brigstock
Production (role):
BANG BANG IT’S REEVES AND MORTIMER
Company:
Channel X / BBC
Project details:
Dir. Mark Mylod
Production (role):
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Goldilocks)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. John Henderson
Production (role):
THE MORWENNA BANKS SHOW (Writer / Performer / Producer)
Company:
Channel 5 (13 Eps.)
Project details:
Dirs. Peter Boyd-Maclean & David G Croft

Nominated for the Golden Rose of Montreux 1999
Production (role):
THE PREVENTERS (Writer / Performer)
Company:
Carlton / Absolutely Prods
Project details:
Dir. Liddy Oldroyd
Production (role):
SHOOTING STARS (Guest)
Company:
BBC
Production (role):
THE SMELL OF REEVES AND MORTIMER (Recurring)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. John Birkin
Production (role):
ABSOLUTELY (Writer / Performer)
Company:
Channel 4 (4 Series)
Project details:
Nominated for Writer’s Guild Comedy Award
Nominated for Golden Rose of Montreux Awards and British Comedy Awards 1991,1993
Morwenna nominated twice as Best Comedy Actress British Comedy Awards
Production (role):
BREEDERS (Catharine)
Company:
Sky/FX
Project details:
Dir. Chris Addison
TELEVISION USA
Production (role):
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH (Guest Star)
Company:
ABC / Viacom
Production (role):
WEIRD SCIENCE (Guest Star)
Company:
USA Cable
Production (role):
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Cast member / Writer)
Company:
NBC Prods / Broadway
Production (role):
DREAM ON (Lu - Recurring Character)
Company:
HBO
Production (role):
STATICAL PLANETS
Company:
Visual Story Tools (Sci-Fi Short Film)
Project details:
Dir. Joel Hodgson
Production (role):
JOEL HODGSON’S TV WHEEL (Performer / Writer)
Company:
HBO
Production (role):
THE THOUSAND DOLLAR TV SHOW EXPERIMENT (Writer - Performer)
Project details:
Dir. Joel Hodgson

Production (role):
LONDON CALLING (Writer / Host)
Company:
Comedy Central
Project details:

Production (role):
THE JON STEWART SHOW (Guest)
Company:
MTV
Production (role):
FOOLS RUSH IN (Writer)
Company:
Castlerock (Sitcom Pilot)
Production (role):
MORWENNA BANKS PILOT
Company:
NBC / Castlerock
Project details:
Co Written and Co Prod. with Alan Zweibel
Production (role):
THE CRITIC (Guest Star - Voice)
Company:
Fox / Gracie Films
Project details:
Dirs. Al Jean & Mike Rhys
ANIMATION
Production (role):
RUPERT THE BEAR (Voices)
Company:
Cosgrove Hall / CITV
Production (role):
ANIMAL SPIES (Voices)
Company:
CITV
Production (role):
PEPPA PIG (Mummy pig)
Company:
Channel 5 / Astley Baker Davies
Project details:
Bafta Award
British Animation Award
Production (role):
KING ARTHUR’S DISASTERS (Guinevere)
Company:
Zenith / CITV
Project details:
Nominated for British Animation Award
Production (role):
MEG AND MOG (Voices)
Company:
Absolutely Producions / CITV
Project details:
Nominated Bafta and British Animation Award
Production (role):
MONKEY DUST (Voices)
Company:
Talkback / BBC
Project details:
Various awards winner
Production (role):
LITTLE ROBOTS (Rusty)
Company:
Cosgrove Hall / Lego / BBC
Production (role):
PLANET SKETCH (Voices)
Company:
Aardman / ITV
Production (role):
DOMINION
Company:
Channel 4 / Fireside Favourites
Production (role):
HOUSE OF ROCK
Company:
Channel 4 / Fireside Favourites
Production (role):
BIG KNIGHTS (Voices)
Company:
BBC 2
Production (role):
THE OUTLAW
Company:
Triffic Films / Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Tim Searle
Production (role):
STRESSED ERIC I & II (Claire and Heather Perfect)
Company:
Animation BBC / Absolutely / NBC
Project details:
Dir. Carl Gorham
Production (role):
REX THE RUNT (Voices)
Company:
Aardman Animations Ltd
Project details:
Dir. Richard Goliewski
Production (role):
CRAPSTON VILLAS (Zara - Voice)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Peter Boyd-McClean
Production (role):
JOLLY ROGER (Voice)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Mark Barker

Oscar Nominated
Production (role):
PEPPA PIG 2020 (Mummy Pig / Madame Gazelle)
Company:
Astley Baker Davies
Project details:
Multi Bafta Award Winning
Production (role):
ROBOZUNA (Danuvia)
Company:
Netflix/CITV
Production (role):
PADDINGTON (Mrs Brown)
Company:
Heyday Films/Studio Canal
Project details:
Winner Best Children's Pre School animation British Animation Awards 2020
Production (role):
DANGERMOUSE (Pink Dawn)
Company:
CBBC
Production (role):
BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (Various)
Company:
Astley Baker Davies
Project details:
Winner ‘Best Voice Performance British Animation Awards 2014
THEATRE
Production (role):
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Company:
Arts Theatre / West End
Project details:
Dir. Eve Ensler
Production (role):
AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER
Company:
Duchess Theatre / West End
Project details:
Dir. Audrey Cooke

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): SUICIDE KIDS (Katie)
    Company:
    Project details: Dir. Arjun Rose
  • Production (role): WIDE OPEN SPACES (Leonie)
    Company: Grand Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Tom Hall
  • Production (role): ALIEN AUTOPSY (Jasmine)
    Company: Fragile Films / Warner Bros.
    Project details: Dir. Jonny Campbell
  • Production (role): LARGE (Lorraine)
    Company: Film 4 / Picture Palace North
    Project details: Dir. Justin Edgar
  • Production (role): THE ANNOUNCEMENT (Beth)
    Company: Dakota North / Absolutely
    Project details: Dir. Troy Miller
    Screenplay by Morwenna Banks

    Winner ‘Best Film’ New York Independent Film Festival
    Winner ‘Best Film’ North Carolina Film Festival

    Screened BBC 3 2003
  • Production (role): WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (Narrator)
    Company: Castlerock Prods
    Project details: Dir. Christopher Guest
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): A CONFESSION (Tracey)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Paul Andrew Williams
  • Production (role): THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE (Iris)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Dir. Neil and Rob Gibbons
  • Production (role): LOADED
    Company: Hillbilly Television for Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
  • Production (role): DAMNED
    Company: What Larks! for BBC1
    Project details: Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
  • Production (role): RUDDY HELL! IT'S HARRY AND PAUL
    Company: Tiger Aspect, BBC1
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): SHAMELESS
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): SKINS
    Company:
    Project details: Dir. Various (Series 3 & 4)

  • Production (role): SKINS (Anthea)
    Company: E4 (Series 1 & 2)
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): RUDDY HELL! ITS HARRY AND PAUL
    Company: Tiger Aspect / BBC
    Project details: Dir. Tristram Shapeero
  • Production (role): THE ABBEY
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Johnny Campbell
  • Production (role): WELCOME TO STRATHMUIR
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: Dir. Nick Wood
  • Production (role): SHUSH
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Armando Iannucci
  • Production (role): SAXONDALE (Vicky)
    Company: Baby Cow / BBC (Series 1 & 2)
    Project details: Dirs. Ben Miller & Matt Lipsey (Series 1)
    Dir. John Henderson (Series 2)
  • Production (role): THE THICK OF IT
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Armando Iannucci
  • Production (role): CHOPRATOWN (Victoria)
    Company: Hattrick / BBC
    Project details: Dir. Sean Grundy
  • Production (role): THE ALLSTAR COMEDY SHOW (Various)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): CATTERICK (Tess)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Matt Lipsey
  • Production (role): SINGLE
    Company: Tiger Aspect / BBC
    Project details: Dir. Rebecca Frain
  • Production (role): KEEN EDDIE (Herron)
    Company: Fox
    Project details: Dir. Paul Shapiro
  • Production (role): MAW - MODEL ACTRESS WHATEVER (Angel)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Rankin
  • Production (role): BADDIEL’S SYNDROME (Eva)
    Company: Sky (13 Eps.)
    Project details: Dir. Mark Mylod
  • Production (role): THE STRANGERERS (Supersupervisor)
    Company: Sky
    Project details: Dir. Nick Wood
  • Production (role): MORWENNA BANKS SPECIALS: BLONDE SPECIAL
    Company:
    Project details: Dir. Dominic Brigstock
  • Production (role): MORWENNA BANKS SPECIALS: SCI-FI SPECIAL
    Company:
    Project details: Dir. Dominic Brigstock
  • Production (role): BANG BANG IT’S REEVES AND MORTIMER
    Company: Channel X / BBC
    Project details: Dir. Mark Mylod
  • Production (role): JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Goldilocks)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. John Henderson
  • Production (role): THE MORWENNA BANKS SHOW (Writer / Performer / Producer)
    Company: Channel 5 (13 Eps.)
    Project details: Dirs. Peter Boyd-Maclean & David G Croft

    Nominated for the Golden Rose of Montreux 1999
  • Production (role): THE PREVENTERS (Writer / Performer)
    Company: Carlton / Absolutely Prods
    Project details: Dir. Liddy Oldroyd
  • Production (role): SHOOTING STARS (Guest)
    Company: BBC
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE SMELL OF REEVES AND MORTIMER (Recurring)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. John Birkin
  • Production (role): ABSOLUTELY (Writer / Performer)
    Company: Channel 4 (4 Series)
    Project details: Nominated for Writer’s Guild Comedy Award
    Nominated for Golden Rose of Montreux Awards and British Comedy Awards 1991,1993
    Morwenna nominated twice as Best Comedy Actress British Comedy Awards
  • Production (role):
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Production (role): BREEDERS (Catharine)
    Company: Sky/FX
    Project details: Dir. Chris Addison
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH (Guest Star)
    Company: ABC / Viacom
    Project details:
  • Production (role): WEIRD SCIENCE (Guest Star)
    Company: USA Cable
    Project details:
  • Production (role): SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Cast member / Writer)
    Company: NBC Prods / Broadway
    Project details:
  • Production (role): DREAM ON (Lu - Recurring Character)
    Company: HBO
    Project details:
  • Production (role): STATICAL PLANETS
    Company: Visual Story Tools (Sci-Fi Short Film)
    Project details: Dir. Joel Hodgson
  • Production (role): JOEL HODGSON’S TV WHEEL (Performer / Writer)
    Company: HBO
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE THOUSAND DOLLAR TV SHOW EXPERIMENT (Writer - Performer)
    Company:
    Project details: Dir. Joel Hodgson

  • Production (role): LONDON CALLING (Writer / Host)
    Company: Comedy Central
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE JON STEWART SHOW (Guest)
    Company: MTV
    Project details:
  • Production (role): FOOLS RUSH IN (Writer)
    Company: Castlerock (Sitcom Pilot)
    Project details:
  • Production (role): MORWENNA BANKS PILOT
    Company: NBC / Castlerock
    Project details: Co Written and Co Prod. with Alan Zweibel
  • Production (role): THE CRITIC (Guest Star - Voice)
    Company: Fox / Gracie Films
    Project details: Dirs. Al Jean & Mike Rhys
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): RUPERT THE BEAR (Voices)
    Company: Cosgrove Hall / CITV
    Project details:
  • Production (role): ANIMAL SPIES (Voices)
    Company: CITV
    Project details:
  • Production (role): PEPPA PIG (Mummy pig)
    Company: Channel 5 / Astley Baker Davies
    Project details: Bafta Award
    British Animation Award
  • Production (role): KING ARTHUR’S DISASTERS (Guinevere)
    Company: Zenith / CITV
    Project details: Nominated for British Animation Award
  • Production (role): MEG AND MOG (Voices)
    Company: Absolutely Producions / CITV
    Project details: Nominated Bafta and British Animation Award
  • Production (role): MONKEY DUST (Voices)
    Company: Talkback / BBC
    Project details: Various awards winner
  • Production (role): LITTLE ROBOTS (Rusty)
    Company: Cosgrove Hall / Lego / BBC
    Project details:
  • Production (role): PLANET SKETCH (Voices)
    Company: Aardman / ITV
    Project details:
  • Production (role): DOMINION
    Company: Channel 4 / Fireside Favourites
    Project details:
  • Production (role): HOUSE OF ROCK
    Company: Channel 4 / Fireside Favourites
    Project details:
  • Production (role): BIG KNIGHTS (Voices)
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE OUTLAW
    Company: Triffic Films / Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Tim Searle
  • Production (role): STRESSED ERIC I & II (Claire and Heather Perfect)
    Company: Animation BBC / Absolutely / NBC
    Project details: Dir. Carl Gorham
  • Production (role): REX THE RUNT (Voices)
    Company: Aardman Animations Ltd
    Project details: Dir. Richard Goliewski
  • Production (role): CRAPSTON VILLAS (Zara - Voice)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Peter Boyd-McClean
  • Production (role): JOLLY ROGER (Voice)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Mark Barker

    Oscar Nominated
  • Production (role): PEPPA PIG 2020 (Mummy Pig / Madame Gazelle)
    Company: Astley Baker Davies
    Project details: Multi Bafta Award Winning
  • Production (role): ROBOZUNA (Danuvia)
    Company: Netflix/CITV
    Project details:
  • Production (role): PADDINGTON (Mrs Brown)
    Company: Heyday Films/Studio Canal
    Project details: Winner Best Children's Pre School animation British Animation Awards 2020
  • Production (role): DANGERMOUSE (Pink Dawn)
    Company: CBBC
    Project details:
  • Production (role): BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (Various)
    Company: Astley Baker Davies
    Project details: Winner ‘Best Voice Performance British Animation Awards 2014
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
    Company: Arts Theatre / West End
    Project details: Dir. Eve Ensler
  • Production (role): AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER
    Company: Duchess Theatre / West End
    Project details: Dir. Audrey Cooke

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