Morgana Robinson lands BBC sketch show
Morgana Robinson has landed a new sketch show following a successful pilot.
Impressions Of Fame, to be screened on BBC Two, will explore the world of celebrity both on and off the screen as she lifts the celebrity curtain with her incredible impressions.
This show will bring together some of her new impersonations including Joanna Lumley, Mel & Sue, Gregg Wallace, Miranda Hart and Alan Davies, along with impressions from her back catalogue such as Natalie Cassidy, Danny Dyer, Russell Brand and Fearne Cotton.
Robinson, most recently seen in Vic and Bob sitcom House of Fools, will also be joined by a host of big name actors, comedians and guest stars, who will take on the roles of the friends, family and entourage of her comic creations.
In 2010, Robinson wrote and starred in The Morgana Show for Channel 4 after her character Gilbert appeared on The TNT Show.
Morgana says: “The BBC have given me my show under one condition: I’m not allowed to be myself in it. I guess this is what school prepared me for.”
Gregor Sharp, BBC Commissioning Editor, says: “Morgana is a comedic force of nature who lights up every screen she’s on and we’ve been excited about the prospect of her bringing her singular talents to this new series for BBC Two ever since she came to tell us about it. At least we think it was her.”
Executive Producer for Happy Tramp, Neil Webster, says: “Morgana is about 150 incredible talents in one. She embodies an impression unlike anyone else, managing to hone in on the essence of a celebrity whilst also adding her own unique comic spin. She absolutely deserves her own show and we’re thrilled that BBC Two has given us the opportunity to help her bring a whole new raft of comic creations to life.”