actor and writer
Pippa has been a leading TV, film and theatre actor since her teens. She is also a voice over artist and, more recently, a credited screen and theatre writer who now works in both the US and the UK.
Pippa is probably best known from her stint as superbitch Elaine Fenwick (Curly's nemesis) in Coronation Street, although she hit the screens as a teenager opposite Anthony Andrews in post-nuclear war drama, Z for Zachariah. She's been in the West End with Jerry Hall in American play Bus Stop and played opposite Joan Plowright and Jane Horrocks in the films The Dressmaker and And A Nightingale Sang. She regularly guests on TV in Holby, The Bill and Doctors; played Aussie rollerskating waitress, Shaz, in kids' series Hangar 17; Fergie in NBC's Fergie and Andrew and Anna the Demon Dutchwoman in Michael Palin's acclaimed East of Ipswich as well as numerous other comedies and one off films. Pippa is an Edinburgh Festival veteran and an award winning sketch and screenplay writer.
Her first short film Breaking Out was premiered in Cannes in competition in 2005 and has since been seen in over 20 international festivals, winning Best European Short at Premier Plans. She grew up with Americans in South Africa and is an 'honorary' Northerner. So she's confused but rather versatile.
Pippa wrote 60 episodes of C5 hit teen drama Sofia's Diary, has been commissioned by both RHI and Curious Pictures in NYC and is currently commissioned by Landscape Entertainment - part of eOne - to create a 10 part historical drama series.
Most recently she has written, produced and performed in the LA Comedy festival hit show Live!Sex!Girls! (livesexgirlscomedy.com) an all female sketch show with a Brit twist and created the web series of the same. She played June, a recovering alcoholic, in indie feature Barracuda and an AA attendee in the Dreamworks' movie 'Welcome To People' directed by ALEX KURTZMAN. So, no type casting there then.
Pippa has recently played the Hollywood Improv and the LA Comedy Store as a stand-up and is currently producing her first feature film, London 7/7 - an ensemble drama set on the day of the London bombings in 2005. (www.london7-7themovie.com)