World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Martha Howe-Douglas

Article Id: WHEBN0004916463
Reproduction Date:

Title: Martha Howe-Douglas  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Simon Farnaby, Abingdon County Hall Museum, Karen Hollins, Brummie, Bleak Expectations
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Martha Howe-Douglas

Martha Howe-Douglas
Howe-Douglas signing Horrible Histories books at Abingdon County Hall Museum in July 2012
Born Martha Howe
Birmingham, England
Residence Birmingham, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Martha Howe-Douglas is an English actress,[1] best known for three roles: playing the receptionist Donna Parmar in the BBC One daytime soap Doctors, appearing as various characters in the children's series Horrible Histories[2] and as Debbie Maddox The Chosen One in Sky TV's Yonderland.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Awards and nominations 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Howe-Douglas graduated from RADA in 2003[3] and performed in various theatre productions while there.[4] In the same year that she left RADA, she appeared in the UK television Christmas Special of The Office, replacing Dawn as the receptionist at Wernham-Hogg.

From 24 April 2006 until 11 May 2007, Howe-Douglas played Brummie receptionist Donna Parmar in the BBC daytime soap opera Doctors.

In 2009, she landed one of the main multi-role parts on a new children's TV history sketch show programme, CBBC's Horrible Histories,[5] where over five years / series, she played numerous characters including the queens Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots and Victoria — see Horrible Histories for list of characters. In 2011, she appeared in The Proms, in a special live "Horrible Histories Big Prom Party" performance.

In 2013 she appeared as 33-year-old Debbie Maddox in Sky1's series Yonderland reprising the role for a second series in 2015.

Other acting roles have included appearing in The Armstrong & Miller Show on BBC One and playing Flora Dies-Early in the hit radio comedy show Bleak Expectations as well as Lady Anne Woodstock in the radio show The Castle.

Awards and nominations

In the 2007 British Soap Awards, Howe-Douglas was nominated twice for her role in Doctors, for '"Best Newcomer", where she came third out of four in the poll, and "Best Comedy Performance", where she came second. In the 2011 Children's BAFTAs, she was nominated for "Best Performer" for her performance in Horrible Histories.

Filmography

Year Project Role Notes
1997 Armstrong and Miller Various
2003 The Office Mel the receptionist Christmas Special
2005 All About George Helen
2005–2007 Doctors Donna Parmar/Miss Larson
2007 Freezing Leon's P.A.
2009 The Armstrong and Miller Show Various
2009 Nativity! Oakmoor Parent
2009–2013 Horrible Histories Various
2011 The Proms Various Prom 20: Horrible Histories Big Prom Party
2012 Shakespeare's Wart Pavlina Short
2013–2014 WPC 56 Abigail Fenton 2 series
2013-2015 Yonderland Debbie Maddox Lead Character 2 series
2014 Bill Anne Hathaway Filming
2015 Doctor Foster Becky

References

  1. ^ "Martha Howe-Douglas". Curtis Brown, UK. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Costume and Make Up". Horrible Histories,  
  3. ^ "Martha Howe-Douglas".  
  4. ^ http://ashbee.net/rada/grad03/how.html
  5. ^ West, Naomi (25 May 2010). "How Horrible Histories grew up to be a hit comedy show".  

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.