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Rebecca Front

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Rebecca Front (born 28 June 1965) is a British comedienne and actress. She has starred in The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You and has been on The News Quiz, Have I Got News For You, If I Ruled The World and Nighty Night

Early Career

Rebecca was involved in comedy while at Oxford University. She toured with the Oxford Theatre Group in 1984, taking part in the revue "Stop the Weak"; the tour played in Oxford itself, the Gate Theatre Notting Hill (where it was seen one evening by Mick Jagger, Julie Walters and David Bowie), Edinburgh, Salisury and Romsey. The Oxford Revue in the early 1980s was the nursery for a number of comedians who went on to achieve some success: the cast of "Stop the Weak" included Patrick Marber who was to later work with Rebecca in The Day Today, while David Schneider, also in The Day Today was part of the revue company in 1985, while the director (of The Day Today), Armando Ianucci was part of the 1986 Oxford Revue.

In 1985, Rebecca teamed up with Sioned Wiliam and Joan Magnusson (sp?) to take the show "The Bobo Girls go BOO" to Edinburgh.

In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

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