Ronni Ancona

Impressionist, Comedian & Actress

Ronni Ancona is a Scottish actress, impressionist and author. She first became well known as a result of appearing in the BBC‘s BAFTA award winning The Big Impression alongside Alistair McGowan. Her career started on the comedy circuit and she won the Time Out Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1993. For many years she worked extensively in radio and on television shows, such as Fist of Fun, as well as performing stand-up comedy. She also appeared in the first series of The Sketch Show before the The Big Impression.

In 2005 she played Barbara, opposite Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson and Emily Blunt in Stephen Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter on BBC One. She has appeared six times on the BBC celebrity panel show QI. She won episode four of series four (‘Dictionaries’) in October 2006, won in the first episode of series six in November 2008 (Family) and won on the women’s team with Sandi Toksvig in January 2010.

In November 2006 she was a guest presenter of Have I Got News For You. She also appeared on the Channel 4 comedy show TV Heaven, Telly Hell discussing her preferences in television shows. In December 2006 she revealed herself as a fan of Strictly Come Dancing and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. In 2007, following a successfully received pilot, the BBC commissioned a new comedy sketch series titled Ronni Ancona & Co consisting of her own material and co-starring Phil Cornwell, Jan Ravens and John Sessions. The show initially aired on 25 May 2007 and had three episodes.

In 2008 Ronni appeared in the film Penelope as Wanda. She appeared as the mother of Katie and Emily Fitch in the third and fourth series of Skins. In 2009 she appeared in Hope Springs on BBC 1. She was one of eight main cast members. A fantastic event host thanks to her impromptu humour that enables her to have the audience in the palm of her hand, she is the ideal host for charity evenings, business functions and many other occasions.

To book Ronni Ancona as the comedian for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.