Produced by Potboiler Television & Rebel Park, FUNNY WOMAN premieres on Sky Max & NOW TV Thursday 9th February 2023.
Written by and starring the multi-award-winning Morwenna Banks (Slow Horses) and directed by BAFTA nominee Oliver Parker, Funny Woman has a brilliant cast which includes Gemma Arterton as Barbara Parker – the unstoppable force who takes 1960’s London by storm. Her journey from Blackpool beauty queen to comedy superstar is based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby.
Funny Woman is a comedy drama that follows Barbara from working in a Blackpool rock factory to the male dominated world of the 1960s television sitcom where she finally finds her voice. The series also stars Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding), David Threlfall (Shameless), Tom Bateman (Behind Her Eyes), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Top Boy), Arsher Ali (Line of Duty), Alexa Davies (White House Farm), Emily Bevan (Temple), Leo Bill (Becoming Elizabeth), Matthew Beard (Vienna Blood), Olivia Williams (The Crown), Rosie Cavaliero (Code 404) and Alistair Petrie (Sex Education).
Check out an early ⭐⭐⭐⭐ review by The Upcoming here: https://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2023/02/05/funny-woman-show-review/