Ronni Ancona

Ronni Ancona is an actress/impressionist/ comedienne and writer. She is also a trained designer and qualified teacher.

Her comedy career started on the comedy circuit and she won the Time Out Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1993. She worked extensively in radio and television before becoming a household name in the BAFTA winning Big Impression for which she won a British Comedy Award and Variety Club Award.

Since then Ronni has worked in film, television and theatre. She has also been interviewed by Jonathan Ross, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vaughan, Richard & Judy, Lorraine Kelly and Michael Parkinson. She has made regular appearances as a panellist on QI (BBC) and has hosted Have I got News for You (BBC). Her film work includes A Cock and Bull Story and Penelope and in television, she played Barbara in Stephen Poliakoff’s award winning Gideon’s Daughter and more recently, the role of Judith in two series of Last Tango in Halifax for BBC1.

Ronni has published a book for Faber & Faber ‘A Matter of Life and Death: How To Wean A Man Off Football’ and also completed The BT Red Nose Desert Trek through Kenya for Comic Relief.

In autumn 2014, Ronni returned to the theatre in Alecky Blythe’s play Little Revolution at the Almeida Theatre.