Julia Davis heads an impressive cast in Nighty Night, a dark comedy/drama series which she also wrote. The series could be described as a West Country version of Fatal Attraction. It centres on Jill, a woman with an obsession, who is the co-owner of a suburban beauty salon. She has other things on her mind, though, namely the handsome doctor who lives in the house opposite with his wife, a wheelchair user. Jill claims her hospitalised husband is dying of a terminal illness and so descends on the life of the unfortunate couple and refuses to leave. The series won a Banff Award and Davis won a Royal Television Society Award for her performance and got a highly positive reception from TV critics.
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Rebecca Louise Front (born 16 May 1964) is an English actress, writer, comedian and singer. She won the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for The Thick of It (2009–12). She is also known for her work in numerous other British comedies, including the radio show On The Hour (1992), The Day Today (1994), Knowing Me, Knowing You… with Alan Partridge (1994), Time Gentlemen Please (2000–02), sketch show Big Train (2002), and Nighty Night (2004–05). Front has also been seen in a number of dramatic roles, including Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent in Lewis (2006–14), Mrs Bennet in Death Comes to Pemberley (2013), Mrs Landau in The Eichmann Show (2015), and Vera in Humans (2015). In December 2017, she appeared in the ITV talent show All Star Musicals, performing Tell Me on a Sunday.
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Front had a dramatic recurring role as Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent on Lewis, the successor to Inspector Morse on ITV. In 2009 and 2012, respectively, she played Nicola Murray MP, Secretary of State for Citizenship and Social Affairs and in charge of the dysfunctional 'DoSAC', and later, leader of the opposition, in the third and fourth series of political satire The Thick of It. Front featured in the 2010 BBC comedy series Grandma's House playing the part of Tanya Simon Amstell's mother, and Just William, as the mother of William Brown and also starred in the 2011 live-action 3D family comedy film Horrid Henry: The Movie as Henry's headmistress, Miss Oddbod. In 2012 Front starred as the psychiatrist in the Sky Arts sketch series “Psychobitches”, where Front's character offers therapy to notable women of history and the present day, including Mary Shelley, Enid Blyton, Eva Braun, Mary Pickford, Edith Piaf, and Anna Nicole Smith. The series aired on the British television channel Sky Arts 1. The first episode of a second series will be broadcast on 25 November 2014. In 2013, Front starred in the new Sky Living comedy The Spa, playing the role of Alison Crabbe. She plays Cox in The Wrong Mans, a six-part comedy-thriller for BBC Two. The premiere was on 24 September 2013. She reprised this role in December 2014 for a special two-parter. She narrated Fox Wars which was broadcast on 22 October 2013. In December 2013, Sky Atlantic aired a new comedy series called Little Cracker. The second programme in the series was an autobiographical story written by Front and her brother Jeremy. It concerns the time she witnessed the near-drowning of her father in a lake; that incident was closely followed by the death of her grandfather. The proximity of these two experiences caused Front considerable personal anguish. Front was eleven years old at the time and, because of the trauma she suffered, she went through a period of not wanting to attend school. The programme included a comedic treatment of this time in her life, followed by Front and her brother explaining the background to the story, and how they came to write and dramatise it. In the programme, Front was played by Lucy Hutchinson, and her father was played by the actor Richard Lumsden. Samantha Spiro played her mother and Front played her headmistress Miss Dyson. Front's school friend character, Karen was played by Imogen Front. For their Christmas season, the BBC commissioned Death Comes to Pemberley, a three-part British television drama based on characters created by Jane Austen in her novel Pride and Prejudice. The first episode aired on BBC One at 8.15pm on Boxing Day 2013, was based on the best selling novel by P. D. James, the story returns to the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and involves its characters in a new tale of murder and emotional mayhem. Front played the part of Mrs Bennet. In January 2014, Front appeared in the Midsomer Murders episode “Let Us Prey”, about a serial killer who uses medieval torture methods to dispatch their victims. Front also appeared in the BBC series Outnumbered, playing the headmistress at Karen's school in early 2014. Front currently portrays Fiona in the BBC Radio 4 series Love in Recovery. She also stars in the sitcom “Up the Women” as Helen Bute, the antagonist. This is a part she played for three episodes in mid 2013 and a six episode series in 2015. Since 2014, she has narrated the Channel 4 series The Supervet. On 5 June 2015, the BBC announced Front would be guest starring in the ninth series of Doctor Who. She appeared in “The Zygon Invasion”, directed by Daniel Nettheim. Rebecca currently plays Synth Vera in the Channel 4 series Humans. In 2017, she co-wrote and appeared in the sitcom “Shush!” on BBC Radio 4, a sitcom set in a library.
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