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Doon Mackichan (born Sarah-Doon Mackichan 1962 in Surreymarker) is an Englishmarker comedienne and actress.


Aged 9, she moved with her family to Upper Largomarker, Fifemarker. She is probably best known as one of the writers and stars of the Channel 4 comedy series Smack the Pony; prior to this she appeared in Chris Morris's BBC news spoof series The Day Today (in which she played a number of roles including business news reporter Collatallie Sisters); in Morris's controversial Channel 4 series Brass Eye; and in the sitcom Beast. She also regularly appeared in Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge and The Mary Whitehouse Experience. She appeared in several of The Comic Strip Presents... films in the early 90s.

She was a contestant in the 2003 BBC charity singing contest, Comic Relief does Fame Academy, in which she came fourth. She also had a part in the 1998 movie, The Borrowers, in which she played the part of Victoria Lender, and the 1995 comedy Glam Metal Detectives.

She also appeared in the second series of the BBC comedy Bedtime, and also teamed up with her former Smack the Pony co-stars in the film Gladiatress.

More recently, she has narrated several TV series, including The Honey Trap and Bank of Mum and Dad. She also portrayed Cherie Blair in the Channel 4 satirical drama, A Very Social Secretary. She appeared in Channel 4 sitcom Nathan Barley as the "preposterous voice" of a thinly-veiled Annie Lennox parody. Doon also had a small role in Julia Davis' Comedy "Nighty Night" playing a chat show host who interviews Jill Tyrell. The scene was later deleted and never aired but is still watchable on the extras section of the DVD of series 2.

In addition to her TV comedy appearances, she has made a contribution to radio comedy with her own BBC show, Doon Your Way.

Recently revealed on an episode of the BBC quiz show QI - Doon Mackichan swam the English Channelmarker in 1998. She was a member of a six-person relay team.

Doon has recently been fronting a TV ad campaign for Hallmark in the UK; and she is appearing with Matt Di Angelo and David Haig in the Joe Orton black farce Loot .

Doon was married to the actor Anthony Barclay; They have three children, daughters India and Ella-Rose and son Louis.


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