Miranda stars now – affair betrayal, dementia heartache and Hollywood fame

It has been 11 years since Miranda Hart first galloped onto our screens with her award-winning sitcom.

To mark the 10 year anniversary, the cast brought some cheer to lockdown during 2020 when they reunited for a BBC special to look back on a decade of fun, friendship and romance.

Fans lovingly remember socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations as she worked in her joke shop with best friend Stevie.

Constantly hounded by her pushy mother Penny, she is always making a fool of herself, especially in front of her crush Gary.

But what have the cast been up since the show hit our screens? Let’s take a look at where they are now…

Miranda Hart

Actress, comedian and writer Miranda became a household name as a result of her self-titled show, snagging three Royal Television Society awards, four British Comedy Awards and four BAFTA nominations.

But more than a decade on, the 49-year-old has since appeared as Camilla ‘Chummy’ Fortescue-Cholmondeley-Browne in the BBC drama series Call the Midwife and made her Hollywood debut in the action comedy film Spy.

She recently delighted fans after she teased the return of her popular comedy show six years since it was last seen on TV.

The star is also set to star in a BBC zoom pantomime of Beauty and the Beast in aid of Comic Relief.

Though she usually keeps details of her private life hidden, Miranda spoke out back in 2018 revealing that she suffers from anxiety and agoraphobia. “She said: “When a low mood sinks in, you find yourself almost revelling in the awful world news and feeling self-pityingly about the tiniest things.

“I think I’ll always be a slightly anxious person. It’s just bad genes, bad luck really.”

Sarah Hadland

She delighted fans with her portrayal of Stevie Sutton in the BBC One BAFTA-nominated comedy series and the 50-year-old has recorded a host of voice roles since her Miranda days.

Fans may recognize her from several characters in the children’s series Bob The Builder, the video game Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and a dog in animated film The Queen’s Corgi.

Eagle-eyed fans may have also spotted her small role in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace in 2008.

For her next role fans will see her starring in Murder, They Hope – a series of three self-contained comedy murder-mysteries filmed during depths of lockdown.

Speaking about the “brilliant women writing amazing roles for women” in the industry, she told the DailyMail in April: “There’s an endless list of people I’d love to work with too. Sarah Lancashire is one but I think she’s on most people’s dream acting list.”

Tom Ellis

The TV stud played Miranda’s crush and later her husband on the series, and since the show has taken on many high-profile roles.

You may recognize his voice from cartoon Family Guy where he voices the character Oscar Wilde and from his part in the film Isn’t It Romantic.

The 43-year-old Welsh actor became an international star when was cast in Netflix hit series Lucifer which ran for six successful seasons.

Reports reveal that Tom is currently shooting a new romantic comedy called Players in New York alongside Damon Wayans Jr.

The father-of-three is currently married to his second wife, American screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer, after divorcing actress Tamzin Outhwaite after he admitted to having an affair while filming in the US.

A source told The Sun at the time about the divorce: "Tamzin has cited adultery, so she will have a huge advantage when it comes to negotiations. Tom’s a reasonable bloke and as it’s pretty cut and dried they could be divorced within months."

Patricia Hodge

West End star Patricia has taken on many roles since her time as Miranda’s pestering mum Penny in the hit TV series, including bagging an OBE for her services to drama in 2017.

Immediately following her role in Miranda, the 75-year-old played Mrs Miranda Pelham in historical drama Downton Abbey, and appeared in A Very English Scandal which was based on the Jeremy Thorpe saga alongside Hugh Grant.

Earlier this year it was announced that Hodge would play the role of Mrs. Pumphrey in the television series All Creatures Great and Small taking over from Diana Rigg who had died the previous year.

Meanwhile, she faced heartbreak in 2016 when her husband of 40 years Peter Douglas Owen died of heart complications after being diagnosed with dementia.

This year, Patricia opened up about her guilt at not being able to save her husband, telling Saga magazine: "It's a lingering guilt and guilt is one of the most difficult things to deal with.

"Towards the end of his life, I wasn't sure if he recognised me as his wife, or whether he thought I was a carer. That was the hardest part, making the decisions that you would not want to make in a million years."

Sally Phillips

Known for her role in Miranda as Tilly, this iconic comedy actress has appeared in a string of British classics throughout her career, making her Hollywood breakthrough when she appeared as Shazza in all three films of the Bridget Jones franchise alongside
Renée Zellweger.

The 51-year-old became an advocate for Down Syndrome after her eldest son Ollie was diagnosed with the condition, and in 2016 presented a one-off BBC documentary about the condition.

The star was born in Hong Kong in 1970 and grew up all over the world because of her dad’s job for British Airways, including in the Far East and Middle East.

The mum-of-three split from husband Andrew Bermejo in 2017 after 14 years of marriage.

Sally revealed on podcast Soul Tears: "We'd had a divide that started after Ollie in that my husband and I dealt with the diagnosis in very different ways."

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