Rebecca Front

Rebecca rewarding creative writingRebecca Front is a BAFTA Award–winning English comedian and actress best known for her performance as Minister Nicola Murray MP in political satire ‘In The Thick of It’, as well as in ‘Grandma’s House’, ‘Nighty Night’, ‘The Day Today’, ‘Just William’. She also starred in the 2011 British comedy film ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie’.

Rebecca is also a fixture on comedy panel shows on British television and radio including The News Quiz, Have I Got News For You and If I Ruled The World. She has also had minor roles in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and Absolutely Fabulous, and she has also been in several television dramas, including ‘The Rotters' Club’, ‘Kavanagh Q.C’., ‘Lewis’, and ‘Jonathan Creek’.

In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. Since 2006, she has been writing columns for The Guardian.

Rebecca hosted our Creative Writing Competition ceremony at the Geffrye Museum, London on 17 April 2012.

Many congratulations to Rebecca for winning Best Comedy Actress at the British Comedy Awards in December 2012 for her portrayal of Minister Murray in ‘In the Thick of It’.


First published: Friday 9 November 2012
Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2015