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Ronni Ancona


1968 -

Impressionist and comedienne. Born in Troon (South Ayrshire), where Ancona was educated at Marr College. Her father was a naval officer and her mother designed sets at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr. Ancona moved to London in the mid-1980s to continue her studies and then began her career in stand-up comedy.

She made several television appearances, perhaps most notably in the first series of The Sketch Show for ITV but gained fame through the BBC's Big Impression (2000-04). alongside Alistair McGowan, which won a BAFTA award. In 2003, this role also brought her the Best TV Comedy Actress award. She had her own short-lived series for the BBC Ronni Ancona & Co (2007) and has subsequently appeared as a guest in a number roles, including the comedy panel show QI.

She still lives in London.


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