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Martha Howe-Douglas


Martha Howe-Douglas


19 September 1980
Birmingham, England

Known For

Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Ghosts

Martha Howe-Douglas (Born 19 September 1980) is a British actress known for her roles in Horrible Histories.

Early Life and Career[]

Howe-Douglas was born on 19 September 1980 in Birmingham, England. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with a BA in acting in 2003. Howe-Douglas' first role after graduating was in The Office Christmas special, where she played a receptionist named Mel.

Howe-Douglas went on to secure the main role of Donna Parmer in the BBC soap Doctors[1]. She played this role from 24 April 2006 until 11 May 2007. In the same year, Howe-Douglas also played a P.A in an episode of Freezing, also starring Hugh Bonneville.

Horrible Histories[]

Howe-Douglas as Cleopatra in Horrible Histories

In 2009 she became one of the six main actors in a new children's comedy sketch show, Horrible Histories on CBBC. She played multiple roles over 5 seasons, most notably Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. In 2011 she, along with the rest of the Horrible Histories Troupe, appeared in The Proms, in a special live "Horrible Histories Big Prom Party" performance.

Later Career[]

Since leaving Horrible Histories, she has remained close to her co-stars and has gone on to write and perform in other projects starting with Yonderland in 2013, in which she played Debbie Maddox, a bored housewife whose destiny it is to save Yonderland from evil forces. In 2015 she appeared alongside her Horrible Histories co-stars in Bill, a fictional story about William Shakespeare.

Other acting roles have included appearing in The Armstrong & Miller Show in various roles, playing Flora Dies-Early in the hit radio comedy show Bleak Expectations as well as Lady Anne Woodstock in the radio show The Castle.

Howe-Douglas in Ghosts

2019 saw Howe-Douglas reunited with her fellow Horrible Histories co-stars in Ghosts, which she also co-wrote and produced[2]. After the final episode of season one aired, it was announced that a second series had been approved. Not long after it was confirmed that, even before the second series had been written, a third series had been ordered by the BBC.



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