Ronni Ancona first became known for her work on the BAFTA winning ‘The Big Impression’ series & specials with Alistair McGowan for which she won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress and the prestigious Variety Club Award.
She also received a BAFTA for her performance in The Sketch Show which she also co-wrote.
She has worked extensively in both comedy and drama such as the international hit comedy-drama, Last Tango in Halifax in which she has been a regular character, over five series, since it’s conception.
TV & Film credits also include: The Imitation Game, Penelope; A Cock and Bull Story; Stella Street: The Movie; The Week That Wasn’t ; Still game; The Trip ,; Little Crackers, Skins; Hope Springs; Ronni Ancona & Co (own series); Miss Marple; Hotel Babylon; Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter ,The Key; Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible; Pulp Video; Rory Bremner, Who Else?; Fist of Fun; Punt and Dennis; The Man from Auntie; Harry Hill’s Fruit Fancies; The Full Monty; Standing Room Only; Live at Jongleurs; The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos; The Comedy Store., Parkinson.
Her theatre work includes & Little Revolution (Almeida Theatre); Singin’ in the Rain (Sadler’s Wells); The Hypochondriac (Almeida Theatre);Just Checking in (Edinburgh Festival)
She has made many regular appearances as a panellist on QI (BBC) over 10 years and has hosted Have I got News for You (BBC). S). In 2009 she published her first book for Faber & Faber. ). In 2009 she published her first book for Faber & Faber.
Ronni has a film & TV production company with fellow comedian Sally Phillips.
They are currently in preproduction with two feature films and developing a television series for the BBC.