Fri­day Night Din­ner

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 12 AUGUST -

There must be some­thing funny pump­ing through Tam­sin Greig’s veins. The bri­tish ac­tress is hi­lar­i­ous as Jackie Good­man in Fri­day Night din­ner (2011-cur­rent) and the 48-year-old’s ado­les­cent sense of hu­mour leads to loads of mis­un­der­stand­ings in the house. but don’t as­sume that Tam­sin can only tickle your funny bone – she’s loved Shake­speare from a young age and is a pa­tron of the Royal Shake­speare Com­pany’s Stand Up For Shake­speare man­i­fest in bri­tish schools. Here’s more on laugh-a-lot Tam…

be­fore Tam­sin started her act­ing ca­reer in 1996, she worked as an ad­min­is­tra­tor for the char­ity Fam­ily Plan­ning As­so­ci­a­tion in 1995. She even stud­ied to be a re­cep­tion­ist in 1996 but never com­pleted the course. She’s been mar­ried to bri­tish ac­tor Richard Leaf (Han­ni­bal Lecter’s dad in 2007 movie Han­ni­bal Ris­ing) since 1997 and they have three kids: Roxie Joy, Jakob Zebedee and Nathanael Zepha­niah. in a 1997 in­ter­view, Tam­sin joked that, once mar­ried, peo­ple would know her as mrs T Leaf (you know, like the hot bev­er­age…). Tam­sin loves ra­dio – and we don’t mean lis­ten­ing in to her favourite shows. Since 1997, she’s been the voice of deb­bie Aldridge in long-run­ning bbC ra­dio soap The Archers (1951-cur­rent). Tam­sin be­came fa­mous in the UK for her role as Fran Katzen­jam­mer in the com­edy black books (2000-2004). in 2011, that fame went global when she was cast as scriptwriter bev­erly Lin­coln in the Hol­ly­wood-based satire Episodes (2011-cur­rent) along­side Friends (19942004) star matt Leblanc. The for­mer veg­e­tar­ian craved pork sausages when she was preg­nant. “i be­gan to have dreams about pork. i’d wake up sali­vat­ing over sausages. my hus­band said he would buy me some very fine ham. i ate the lot and i couldn’t get enough,” she re­vealed in 2006.

Tam­sin says that she looks like a puf­fin. We

think she’s pretty.

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