Gemma Arrowsmith is an accomplished, experienced and downright uncanny character actor and writer. Beginning her career at an irritatingly early age she has been performing, writing and directing ever since. She currently writes and performs Sketches In My Flat for your eyes and Gemma Arrowsmith’s Divine Comedy for your ears. Other writing work includes Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) – her “What were you wearing?” sketch for Tracey Ullman was featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mirror, Metro and more, with over 28,000,000 views on Facebook.
Gemma’s performing credits include Upstart Crow (BBC), Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Merlin (BBC), Hustle (BBC), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC), Nurse (BBC), Damned – Playhouse Presents (Sky Arts), Trying Again (Sky Living), Spy (Sky1) Flashprank (MTV) and Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life (BBC). Gemma’s radio credits include Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 extra) Reception (BBC Radio 2) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
Gemma is sought after in the world of kids’ TV and radio, where her credits include: DNN (CBBC), Hacker Time (CBBC), Beano Town (Fun Kids Radio), Relic: Guardians of the Museum (online game, CBBC), Transmission Impossible (CBBC).
She has performed in and directed Newsrevue, is half of Mould & Arrowsmith, and is taking her new one-woman show Earthling to Brighton in May, after a very successful run at the Vaults Festival.
A winner of Fringe Report Awards’ Best Artist (2007), they declared: “The award reflects Gemma Arrowsmith’s seven-threat excellence as singer, dancer, actor, comedian, writer, impressionist and director.”
“Edinburgh Fringe- Top 20 free shows.” – London is Funny.
“An epically geeky journey of parodies and hilarity” ★★★★ -Three Weeks
“The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves.” Vic Reeves