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Sandi Toksvig Biography

Birth Name:
Sandra Birgitte Toksvig
Birth Place:
Copenhagen, Denmark

Fast Facts

  • Was at Mission Control in Houston Texas during the first moon landing at the age of 11
  • First job was to operate a spotlight for the musical Jesus Christ Superstar at the age of 18
  • Awarded The Raemakers and the Theresa Montefiore Awards for her academic achievement while an Cambridge University
  • Joined Cambridge's infamous amateur theatrical club Footlights while studying there
  • Other members at the same time included; Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery and Emma Thompson
  • Made her television debut in 1982 on the children's series No
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  • Performed at the first ever Comedy Store in London in 1989
  • Has written many plays, her first being the musical Big Night Out at the Little Sands Picture Palace in 1993 that starred Anita Dobson and Una Stubbs
  • Has written many books, her first being Tales from the Norse's Mouth in 1994
  • Stood as a candidate in the election for the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford in 2003
  • Became a British citizen in 2013
  • Appointed the president of Women of the Year Lunch in 2015 that raises money for a variety of charities
  • Co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015


  • 2018BAFTA Television Awards-Best Entertainment Performance: nominated