Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be a comedian since the age of 6.
  • Played lacrosse while at Downe House.
  • Influences include Eric Morecambe; Tony Hancock; Joyce Grenfell; and French and Saunders.
  • First gained notice as a stand-up comedian at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival and on the London circuit.
  • Broke through to public acclaim in Britain in 2008 with her old-school BBC comedy series Miranda.
  • Supports Comic Relief, where she used to work as a personal assistant to the grants director.
  • Transitioned to drama with the BBC/PBS series Call the Midwife.


  • 2016, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee


  • Alice — Sister
  • Diana Margaret Luce Dyke — Mother
  • David Hart Dyke — Father


  • University of the West of England, Bristol, England (Politics); Attended the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Wadsworth, London, England


  • Birth Name: Miranda Katharine Hart Dyke
  • Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, England
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian

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