In the Swinging Sixties, this series will introduce you to a world of comedy, which was, for the most part, very male-dominated. Most British stand-ups were in the form of Bernard Manning and telling their old-fashioned mother-in-law jokes in smoke-filled theatres, pubs, and working men''s clubs, and the majority of television sitcoms also had male leads.Think, and legendary Tony Hancock
In the wake of her bestselling novel by Nick Hornby, Barbara Parker is followed by an admirable and emotional journey from Blackpool before making a comeback. In the 1960s, she became a major TV sitcom star.
So here''s all we know so far about Sky''s new comedy-drama, plus take a look at Gemma''s first appearance picture (see below).
Funny Woman release date
on Sky Max in October 2022, NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.
Is there a Funny Woman trailer?
Yes, SKysee has released a teaser trailer for the 1960s comedy career. Gemma Areterton looks like she''s having a crush. Take a look below...
What is the plot of Funny Woman?
Barbara Parker has just been crowned Miss Blackpool in the Sixties. She wants to be more a pleasure to live in a seaside town than just being a beauty queen. Barbara wants to be a celebrity! The bright lights of London are calling and she begins to discover who she is.
Barbara arrives in isn''t as sluggish as the one she heard or seen on television. After a series of setbacks, she quickly finds herself in unfamiliar territory going for an audition for a TV comedy show. She gets the job and becomes part of a ground-breaking new sitcom that has an impact on British comedy for decades to come...
Gemma Arterton has been cast on Barbara Parker in a funny woman role.
Barbara Parker is a talented, brash, beautiful person who is ready to take London by storm, from a Blackpool beauty queen to a television comedy sensation.
Being a woman in the largely male dominated British comedy in the 1960s has many difficulties, but as Barbara finds her funny she redefines the predicament to funny women and in the process she reinvents herself.
Gemma Arterton says she''s learned a fantastic woman with a dream of making people laugh and resurrecting herself. It''s an honor to be able to work with such an incredible team and experience my first ever director, Oliver Parker.
Gemma received her big breakthrough as a Bond girl in the 2007 film alongside Daniel Craig as 007. She then starred in major films such as and in 2010 and had a big success with the West End musical production of.
Funny Woman who else is starring
Rupert Everett(, ) as Barbaras agent Brian Debehnam,David Threlfall() as Barbaras father, George, and starTom Batemanas'' dangerously charming actor Clive are joined in Gemma Arterton.
Clare-Hope Ashitey (), Arsher Ali (, and Alexa Davis) will feature alongside Emily Bevans (TempleGrantchester), Leo Bill (Becoming Elizabeth) and Matthew Beard (Vienna Blood). Although she will also play the series, writer Morwenna Banks will also feature.
Funny Woman behind the scenes
Morwenna Banks, a comedy actress, has written a novel from the Nick Hornby style. According to Jon Mountague, the director of Comedy for Sky Studios believes this was the perfect opportunity to introduce a contemporary perspective on this inspiring story. It''s funny, smart, and clear exactly what a Sky Original comedy should be.
Gemma Arterton, Nick Hornby, Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Jessica Parker, and Jessica Malik are executive producers of the series. Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky, Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios, and Tilusha Ghelani, Executive Producer of Comedy at Sky Studios. It''s produced by Potboiler and Rebel Park Productions in collaboration with Sky Studios.
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