‘I crave silliness. A bit of pure escapism’

Motherland star Diane Morgan on the joys of being showrunner on her new sitcom, Mandy, working with famous friends – and being distantly related to Bet Lynch. Interview by Michael Hogan


Bolton-born Diane Morgan, 44, went to acting school, then worked in a chip shop and in telesales before trying standup aged 30. She’s now best known for her deadpan portrayal of dimwit TV pundit Philomena Cunk on Charlie Brooker’s Wipe series and the...

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