Sue
Perkins

The quick fire, self-depreciating comedy of Sue Perkins has made her a household name and a firm favourite on British television for over twenty years. 

Sue Perkins is an accomplished presenter, writer, actor and comedian. Together with her presenting partner, Mel Giedroyc, Sue first entertained the nation on the popular Light Lunch, which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot titled Late Lunch. Together they jumped, shouted and gurned their way through countless hours of television, marking the start of a double act that has lasted over 25 years, including the seven series of The Great British Bake Off  and the reboot of the iconic BBC gameshow The Generation Game.

More recently Sue hosted four series of Insert Name Here on BBC2 alongside team captains Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman. She has also appeared on many other comedy panel shows, including QI, Have I Got News for You and The Last Leg for television. On the radio, she can be heard on BBC Radio 4’s staple comedies The News Quiz and Just Minute, as well as hosting four series of Dilemma.

As a big fan of Game of Thrones, Sue has presented the final four series of its companion show Thronecast for Sky. A dream job that included interviews with cast and crew members, previews and after-episode analysis.

Sue also co-presented  the enormously popular Supersizers, alongside Giles Coren. The show was so popular that it spawned several spin off shows, all which involved her dressing up in historically accurate costumes and eating (and drinking) their way through the cuisine of different eras. 

In 2017 her witty and warm presenting style won her the prestigious gig of hosting the BAFTA Television Awards, which she returned to host in 2018. 

Never one to turn down a challenge, in 2008 Sue took part in Maestro, a BBC programme where "famous amateurs with a passion for classical music" competed for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra at the 2008 Proms in the Park. Sue won the competition and since has been involved with several concerts for various charities, including conducting at the Royal Albert Hall. 

If that wasn’t enough, Sue also has several successful BBC travelogues under her belt. Her portfolio includes Japan With Sue Perkins, The Ganges with Sue Perkins, The Mekong River with Sue Perkins and Kolkata with Sue Perkins. Her documentary Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary was nominated for a Grierson Award in 2018. Sue’s love of animals also brought her to narrate the Audible podcast series Earpedia: Animals.

Over the course of her career, Sue has proven to be a highly talented writer, with writing credits including the beloved BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous. In 2015, her memoir Spectacles garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, reaching the coveted number one spot in The Sunday Times paperback non-fiction chart. In 2017 she toured with her stand-up show based on the book, performing to sell-out audiences across the UK. Her second memoir East of Croydon was released in 2018, detailing her travels across South-East Asia alongside tales of her growing up in South London.

Sue wrote and starred in Heading Out, a sitcom for BBC2 about a veterinarian who struggles to come out to her parents with hilarious consequences. She’ll be returning to sitcom in 2020 having recently wrapped on Hitmen, a new series for Sky, where her and Mel play two best friends who also happen to be inept killers.

At Christmas, Sue can also be seen in two cameo roles for the feature film Last Christmas, directed by the wonderful Paul Feig and the film adaptation of the best-selling book How to Build a Girl.

CV

Book

Television

Fran 
Director Ollie Parsons
Sky 1 / Tiger Aspect

Presenter 

Presenter 
Director Toby Baker
Sky Atlantic / CPL Productions
Presenter 
Director Toby Baker
Sky Atlantic / ZNAK TV
Host 
Producer Paul McGettigan
Director Geri Dowd
BBC 2 / 12 Yard Productions
Presenter 
Director Vicky Hinners
BBC 1 / Folk Films
Co-Host 
Producer Nic McNeilis
Director Chris Power/Ollie Bartlett
BBC 1 / BBC Studios
Host 
Producer Katherine Allen
BBC 1 / Whizz Kid Entertainment
Co-Host 
Producer Becky Clarke
Director Chris Faith/Katy Fryer
BBC 1 / BBC Bristol
Presenter 
Director Andy Devonshire
BBC1 / Love Productions
Presenter 
Director Steve Robinson
BBC 1 / Folk Films
Presenter 
Director Vicky Hinners
BBC 1 / Hanuman Films & Indus Films
Presenter 
Director Stephen Lockwood
BBC 2 / BBC Studios
Presenter 
Director Various
BBC 1 / BBC Studios
Presenter 
Producer Jenny MacLeod
BBC 2 / BBC Studios
Narrator 
Director Stephanie West
Sky 1 / CPL Productions
Narrator 
Director Alex Graves
Sky 1 / CPL Productions
Guest Panellist 
Director Ian Lorimer
BBC2 / Talkback
Host 
Director Steve Smith
Channel 4 / Betty
Presenter 
Director Hugo MacGregor
BBC2/Silver River
Presenter 
Director Hugo MacGregor
BBC4/Silver River
Presenter 
Director Hugo MacGregor
BBC2/Silver River
Presenter 
Director Matthew Whiteman
BBC2/Silver River
Presenter 
Director Chris White
BBC2/Silver River
Presenter 
Director Leo Burley
BBC 2/Renegade Pictures
Presenter 
Director Joe Lister
BBC2/Shine
Presenter 
Director Chris Walker
BBC2/Two Four Productions
Presenter 
Director James Hunt
Sky Arts/Done and Dusted
Presenter 
Director Christopher Walker
BBC2/Square Peg/Northern Upstart
Co-Presenter 
Director Andrew Fettis
BBC 2 / BBC Television
Guest Presenter 
Producer Giles Pilbrow & Mark Barrett
Sky Atlantic & Sky 1 / Citrus TV
Presenter 
Producer Dan Adamson & Antonia Lloyd
Channel 4 / TwoFour
Panellist 
Director Various
BBC1/Hat Trick Productions
Panellist 
Director Paul Wheeler
BBC1/Hat Trick Productions
Panellist 
Producer Chris Brogden
Sky 1 / Magnum Media
Panellist 
Director Mick Thomas
Channel 4/Hot Sauce
Contestant (Winner) 
Director Sam Grace
BBC 1 / BBC Studios
Guest 
Director Chris Howe
ITV/Hot Sauce
Guest 
Producer Chris Fouracre
Channel 4/Magnum Media
Guest 
Director Chris Howe
Channel 4/Open Mike
Guest 
Director Jane Gerber
BBC1/So Television
Guest 
Director Paul Feig
Sky Atlantic / Showtime
Panellist 
Director Richard van't Riet
ITV/Carlton Television
Herself 
Director Jane Gerber
Sky Arts / Sky
Herself 
Director Mark Halliley
BBC 2 / BBC Television
Herself 
Director Geraldine Dowd
So Television/Black Dog Television
Presenter 
Sky Atlantic / Znack & Co

Writer 

Writer 
Director Lewis Arnold
E4 / Red Production Company & Adjacent Productions

Writer & Performer 

Writer/Performer (Sara) 
Director Natalie Bailey
BBC2 / RED Production Company & Square Peg TV

Radio

Presenter 
Producer Simon Nicholls
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Contributor 
Producer Cathy Drysdale
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Host 
Producer Ed Morrish
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Panellist 
Producer Various
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Panellist 
Producer Claire Jones
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Guest 
Director Edward Blakeman
Production Company BBC Radio 3
Guest 
Producer David Tyler
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Presenter 
Producer Andy Cartwright
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Panellist 
Director Aled Evans
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Panellist 
Director Jon Naismith
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Panellist 
Director Brian King
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Guest 
Director Steven Rajam
Production Company BBC Radio 3

Writer 

Writer 
Director Ed Morrish
Production Company BBC Radio 4

Presenter 

Presenter 
Director Mark Simpson
Production Company BBC Radio 2

Film

Frozen On Ice Director 
Director Paul Feig
Calamity Films and Universal
Emily Bronte 
Director Coky Giedroyc
Monumental Productions for Film4