Vicki Pepperdine

Vicki Pepperdine (born 1961) is an English comedy actress and writer. She was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for co-writing the BBC sitcom Getting On (2009–12), and was also nominated for a British Comedy Award for her portrayal of Dr Pippa Moore in the series.

Vicki Pepperdine
Born1961 (age 5758)
OccupationComedian, actress, writer
Years active2000–present


Born in London, Pepperdine co-wrote and starred in the multi-award-winning BBC Four sitcom Getting On with Jo Brand and Joanna Scanlan. Shared with Brand and Scanlan, she was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for Best Writing, and won two Writers' Guild of Great Britain awards, a Royal Television Society award and a British Comedy award for her contributions to the show. For radio, she and Melanie Hudson formed the comedy duo Hudson and Pepperdine; the pair wrote and starred in BBC Radio 4's The Hudson and Pepperdine Show from 2000 onwards.[1]. Pepperdine hosts a podcast with Julia Davis, entitled Dear Joan and Jericha.

Pepperdine's parents both worked in the NHS in south-west London (partly inspiring Getting On). Having studied History of Art at the University of East Anglia, and having subsequently worked for Help the Aged and in publishing, at the age of 27 she applied to East 15 Acting School in Debden, because her heroine Alison Steadman had studied there.[2]

Pepperdine has also had recurring television roles in Julia Davis's Sky Atlantic series Camping; The Woman In White for BBC One; the Channel 4 series High and Dry and The Windsors, the latter of which she played Princess Anne; the BBC Three series Together;the BBC Four sitcom Up the Women; and the comedy drama Grass. She has appeared in over 50 TV shows, including episodes of Rev, Still Open All Hours, New Tricks, Doc Martin, Twenty Twelve, Lovesick, frequent collaborator Julia Davis' dark comedy Nighty Night, Jack Dee's Lead Balloon, Steve Coogan's I'm Alan Partridge and Mid Morning Matters, Saxondale, and Miranda Hart's Christmas Unwrapped and Miranda. In 2014, Pepperdine played Harry Hill's housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm on BBC One.[3] She was played the regular role of midwife Anna Nikolayevna in both series of A Young Doctor's Notebook.[4]

Her theatre work includes the role of Mrs Candour in Deborah Warner's 2011 production of The School for Scandal at the Barbican Centre.[5]

In 2014, she co-wrote, co-produced and starred in Puppy Love, again with Joanna Scanlan. Pepperdine is an executive producer on HBO's adaption of Getting On, and reprised her role as Dr Pippa Moore in the season three episode "Am I Still Me?".

In 2017 Pepperdine appeared in comedy feature Eaten by Lions alongside Antonio Aakeel and Jack Carroll, directed by Jason Wingard.[6]

In 2018, she appeared in the Sky Atlantic sitcom Sally4Ever. She also appeared in the 2018 film Johnny English Strikes Again.

In 2019, it was announced that Pepperdine was working on a new TV show, an adaptation of Lissa Evans' comic novel Old Baggage.[7]

Partial filmography


  1. "The Hudson and Pepperdine Show". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. "Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan turn to the world of dog training in new BBC sitcom Puppy Love". The Independent. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. "The Problem with Professor Branestawm". The Guardian. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. "A Young Doctor's Notebook". Big Talk. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. "The School for Scandal". Barbican. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. "Filming underway on new movie Eaten by Lions". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. Chortle - New Suffragette Comedy for Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan
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