Morwenna Banks

British comedy actress, writer and producer

Morwenna Banks (born 20 September 1961) is a British actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She appeared in the Channel 4 comedy sketch show Absolutely, and wrote, produced, and appeared in the British ensemble film The Announcement. She voices Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and Dr Hamster in Peppa Pig and Mo Poppins in Destiny's Side.

Morwenna Banks
Born
Tamsin Morwenna Banks

(1961-09-20) 20 September 1961 (age 62)
Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
EducationRobinson College, Cambridge
Occupations
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • writer
  • producer
SpouseDavid Baddiel
Children2

Career change

One of Banks' early major television roles was as part of the team on the comedy sketch show Absolutely, broadcast on Channel 4 between 1989 and 1993. Her other television appearances include the BBC series The Thick of It, Red Dwarf, Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul and the Steve Coogan comedy Saxondale, in which she played receptionist Vicky. She also appeared as Anthea Stonem in the E4 Teen drama Skins and was a featured player in Fox's In Living Color for fourth and fifth seasons and she was a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live, for four episodes of the show's twentieth season. She appeared as Carmen Kenaway in the first two episodes of the ninth series of Shameless.

Her voice roles include Claire Feeble in Stressed Eric; Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and Dr Hamster in Peppa Pig; Yma in YoYo Wow Kingdom; Mo Poppins in Destiny's Side; Karen The Raven in Playtime Superstars; the ship's computer in the BBC TV series Hyperdrive; the witches in Meg and Mog, an animated children's series; Guinevere in King Arthur's Disasters (CITV); Miss Truncheon in P5 (CBBC).