Felicity Montagu (born 12 September 1960) is an English actress,[2] known for her performances in radio and television comedy series and films.

Educated at Loughborough University and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Felicity Montagu has played the foil to a series of prominent comedy characters.

Television[edit source | editbeta]Edit

In 2004 and 2005 Montagu starred in ITV comedy drama Doc Martin as Caroline Bosmand the radio presenter of Radio Portwenn.

Montagu co-starred opposite Steve Coogan as Lynn, the faithful but put-upon personal assistant, in I'm Alan Partridge and as the huge-breasted, raunchy vicar's wife Sue 2 in Nighty Night, both for BBC Television.

In 2006, Montagu took the leading role of housewife and gang queen Barbara Du Prez in the offbeat comedy series Suburban Shootout alongside Anna ChancellorRalph Ineson and Alan Partridge co-star Amelia Bullmore.

Her other television credits include: FfizzLovejoyHealth and EfficiencyTrustComing ThroughThis is David LanderWish Me LuckTumbledownThe Harry Enfield Television ShowJosiePaul Merton - The Series2point4 Children,A Touch of FrostMy Life as a PopatJohnny and the BombPeak PracticeBlack BallThe Queen's SisterCoogan's RunDoc MartinLead BalloonAlexei Sayle's Stuff, and Skins.

Film[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Montagu's reputation in comedy character parts was enhanced by her film performance alongside Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones's Diary as Perpetua, Bridget's unpleasant colleague. She also appears in the 2006 filmConfetti as highly strung magazine editor Vivien Kay-Wylie. Felicity Montagu also appeared in a film alongside Carmen Electra, entitled I Want Candy in which she plays the mother of ambitious teenager, Joe, played by Tom Riley; and in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). In 2013, she reprised her role as Lynn Benfield for the Alan Partridge feature film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Radio[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Montagu has also been a regular voice on a range of comedy programmes on BBC Radio 4 since the mid-1980s. Her credits include Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyDelve SpecialAyres on the AirDial M For PizzaOld Harry's GameThe Million Pound Radio ShowRevolting People, and No Commitments.

Theatre[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Montague starred alongside Rowan Atkinson in the 2013 West End Production of Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndham's Theatre in London.

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