Coming this October
Blackpool beauty queen Barbara Parker arrives in London determined to find her calling. In an unexpected turn of events, she becomes the next comedy superstar.
About Funny Woman
Gemma Arterton stars as Barbara Parker - the force of nature who takes 1960’s London by storm. Her journey from Blackpool beauty queen to comedy superstar and nation’s sweetheart is based on ‘Funny Girl’ the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby.
The series follows Barbara from a factory in Blackpool to the male dominated world of the 1960s sitcom where she redefines the prevailing attitude to funny women and in the process finds her voice. The series written by and starring Morwenna Banks (Damned) 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).