Ronni is one of the nation’s most-loved impressionist. She has made a big “impression” over the past few years culminating in her being joint winner of the Variety Club Comedy Award for her work on Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, for which she is most-well known.
Ronni Ancona made a one-off appearance on Blue Peter in 1986 while she was still at school.
Her comedy career started on the comedy circuit and she won the Time Out Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1993.
Before Big Impression, Ancona had featured in films and TV shows, such as Fist of Fun, for many years, as well as performing stand-up comedy. She also appeared in the first series of The Sketch Show.
Ancona won the Best TV Comedy Actress award at the 2003 British Comedy Awards for her work in Big Impression.
In November 2006 she was a guest presenter of Have I Got News For You.
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.
She has 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 2008 Ancona appeared in the film Penelope as Wanda.
Ancona appeared as the mother of Katie and Emily Fitch in the third and fourth series of Skins.
On 24 July 2009, Ancona appeared on The One Show, and she appeared on it again, with Alistair McGowan, on 16 October 2009. Also in that year, Ronnie’s first book A Matter Of Life And Death: How To Wean A Man Off Football was published by Faber & Faber.
Ancona has appeared five times on the BBC celebrity panel show QI. She won episode four of series four (‘Dictionaries’) in October 2006, won again in the first episode of series six in November 2008 (‘Family’), won on the women’s team with Sandi Toksvig in January 2010.
Ronni is sure to make a huge impression at any event she attends. A naturally gifted performer with a wealth of presenting experience.