Probably best known in the UK for her stint as series regular, Elaine Fenwick, in prime time series Coronation Street and CBBC comedy series, Hangar 17, Pippa also played Fergie in NBC’s epic royals flic, Fergie and Andrew, and since basing herself in both LA and London, has starred in several US indie films, including festival hit Barracuda, web series like Raymond and Lane, the Fox series Touch, and Dreamworks’ hit, People Like Us, directed by Alex Kurtzman.
She has produced, written and performed in 2 LA comedy festivals at the Acme Theatre with her sketch show Live!Sex!Girls! which then became a web series: www.youtube.com/thelivesexgirls and has performed sketch, character comedy and stand-up on the LA circuit including The Improv and the main stage and Belly Room at The Comedy Store.
Beginning her career as a teenager with the two hander BBC film Z for Zachariah, Pippa has starred in dozens of TV series and films including comedy god Michael Palin’s acclaimed BBC film, East of Ipswich; The Dressmaker and And A Nightingale Sang (alongside Joan Plowright and Jane Horrocks); Warner Bros, Dead Man’s Folly (with Peter Ustinov), as well as numerous guest appearances in The Bill, Holby City and Eastenders.
Theatre includes lead roles in Bus Stop, with Jerry Hall and Shaun Cassidy and her one woman show, Destination Elevation, in London’s West End; 2 sell out Edinburgh Festival comedy shows and multiple plays in regional theatres including Chichester, Salisbury, Manchester and Liverpool Playhouse.
She has been directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn several times and was in the original cast of west End and Broadway hit, Comic Potential.
Pippa grew up in both London and Johannesburg with Americans. So she’s confused, but quite versatile.
She has been called ‘the female Ricky Gervais’ and ‘Bridget Jones on acid’ but tries not to brag about it.