Vicki Pepperdine

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Vicki Pepperdine (born 1961) is an English actress and writer. She was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for co-writing the BBC sitcom Getting On (2009–12) and nominated for a British Comedy Award for her portrayal of Dr Pippa Moore.


Born in London, Pepperdine co-wrote and starred in the multi-award-winning BBC Four sitcom Getting On with Jo Brand and Joanna Scanlan. Shared with Brand and Scanlan, she was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for Best Writing, and won two Writers' Guild of Great Britain awards, a Royal Television Society award and a British Comedy award, for radio, she and Melanie Hudson formed the comedy duo Hudson and Pepperdine; the pair wrote and starred in BBC Radio 4's The Hudson and Pepperdine Show.[1]. Pepperdine currently has a podcast with Julia Davis, entitled Dear Joan and Jericha.

Pepperdine's parents both worked in the NHS in south-west London (partly inspiring Getting On). Having studied history of art at the University of East Anglia, and having worked for Help the Aged and in publishing, at the age of 27 she applied to East 15 Acting School in Debden, because her heroine Alison Steadman had been there.[2] She played a part in the first series of Doc Martin (2004).

Pepperdine has also had recurring television roles in Julia Davis's Sky Atlantic series Camping, The Woman In White for BBC 1, Channel 4 series High and Dry, The Windsors as 'Princess Anne' for Channel 4, BBC Three series Together, the BBC Four sitcom Up the Women, the BBC's comedy drama Grass, and has appeared in over 50 TV shows including episodes of Rev, Still Open All Hours, New Tricks, Twenty Twelve, Lovesick, Julia Davis's dark comedy Nighty Night, Jack Dee's Lead Balloon, Steve Coogan's I'm Alan Partridge, "Mid Morning Matters" and Saxondale, and Miranda Hart's Christmas Unwrapped and Miranda.

Pepperdine played Harry Hill's housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm on BBC 1.[3]

She was also a regular character Midwife Anna Nikolayevna in both series of A Young Doctor's Notebook for Sky Television, alongside Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe and Rosie Cavaliero.[4]

Her theatre work includes the role of Mrs Candour in Deborah Warner's 2011 The School for Scandal at the Barbican Centre.[5]

In 2014, she co-wrote, co-produced and starred in Puppy Love, again with Joanna Scanlan. Pepperdine is an Executive Producer on HBO's change format series of "Getting On," and appeared as Dr Pippa Moore in one episode "Am I still me?" in season 3.

In December 2016, she was featured in the Christmas special of the Channel 4 comedy series The Windsors as Princess Anne, she reprised this role in the second series of the show.

In 2017 Pepperdine appeared in comedy feature Eaten by Lions alongside Antonio Aakeel and Jack Carroll, directed by Jason Wingard.[6]

In 2018, she appeared in The Sky Atlantic sitcom Sally4Ever, she also appears in the 2018 Johnny English movie Johnny English Strikes Again.

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  1. ^ "The Hudson and Pepperdine Show". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan turn to the world of dog training in new BBC sitcom Puppy Love". The Independent. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "The Problem with Professor Branestawm". The Guardian. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ "A Young Doctor's Notebook". Big Talk. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ "The School for Scandal". Barbican. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Filming underway on new movie Eaten by Lions". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

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