Comedian Morgana Robinson will star in a new impressions series for BBC Two next year, following a successful pilot
Impressions of Fame will take a comic look at the lives of celebrities on and off the screen, as Robinson couples new impressions of Joanna Lumley, Gregg Walace and Miranda Hart, along with the acts she has become known for such as Eastenders actors Danny Dyer and Natalie Cassidy.
Robinson, who previously demonstrated her skills in Channel 4's The Morgana Show, will be joined by ‘big name’ actors, comedians and guest stars who will play the friends and colleagues of celebrities.
The series, which was commissioned by BBC Commissioning Editor Gregor Sharp, will be executive produced by Neil Webster at Happy Tramp.
Speaking about Impressions of Fame, Webster said “Morgana is about 150 incredible talents in one. She embodies an impression unlike anyone else, managing to hone in on the essence of a celebrity whilst also adding her own unique comic spin.”
Sharp added, “We’ve been excited about the prospect of [Robinson] bringing her singular talents to this new series for BBC Two ever since she came to tell us about it. At least we think it was her.”
The six-part series is due to air on BBC Two in the new year.
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