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Morwenna Banks

(b. 20September 1961)



Tamsin Morwenna Banks is a British comedy actress, writer and producer, born in Redruth, Cornwall. She is known for her role as Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and Dr Hamster in the children's series Peppa Pig.


Morwenna Banks attended Truro High School for Girls and then University in Cambridge, Robinson College, where she first started performing while she was a student studying, and was a member of the Cambridge Footlights from 1981 to 1983.

Over the years she has appeared on television on numerous occasions, some of which are comedy sketch show Absolutely, broadcast on Channel 4 between 1989 and 1993, BBC series The Thick of It, Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul and the Steve Coogan comedy Saxondale. She also appeared as Anthea Stonem in the E4 Teen drama Skins and was a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live, for four episodes of the show's twentieth season. She wrote, produced and appeared in the British ensemble film The Announcement in 2001.


She is also well known for her voice roles including Clare Feeble in Stressed Eric; Mummy Pig in Peppa Pig; Queen Marigold in Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom; the ship's computer in the BBC TV series Hyperdrive. Other roles are the titular witches in Meg and Mog, an animated children's series for CITV (2003); Ping Pong in Rupert Bear (Channel 5); Guinevere in King Arthur's Disasters (CITV); Betty and Sonia in the 2008 film version of Tales of the Riverbank, and Mrs Squawkencluck in the 2015 version of Danger Mouse.

Her partner is David Baddiel.





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