Arabella is an actress, author and presenter. She is best known as one of the stars of The Fast Show, which enjoyed five series on the BBC. Her numerous television credits include four series of Drifters (E4) and two series of Two Doors Down (BBC).
Her theatre credits include the lead in the highly acclaimed West End production of Calendar Girls and a sell-out West End run and national tour of The Fast Show Live.
She wrote the best-selling books Does My Bum Look Big In This?, The Diary of an Insecure Woman and Onwards and Upwards, as well as co-writing and starring alongside Richard E. Grant in Posh Nosh for the BBC.
Arabella starred in Pure, a new Channel 4 series, and the fourth series of Two Doors Down (BBC 2), which earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019
She most recently performed in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson at the Park Theatre, for which she has received an Offie nomination
She will be performing in Does my Mum Loom Big in This at the Edinburgh Festival 12 – 25 August.
The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson
Arabella will be performing in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson at the Park Theatre
Arabella has been cast in Pure, a new series for Channel 4
'Two Doors Down' nominated at BAFTA Scotland 2016
Two Doors Down, which stars Arabella Weir as Beth, has been nominated in the Comedy/Entertainment category at the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Awards.
Arabella Weir stars in 'Two Doors Down'
Reviews are in for the new series of Two Doors Down.
Arabella Weir plays the leading role of Beth in the BBC’s hit sitcom Two Doors Down, which first aired as a one-off in 2013, and returned in April 2016 for a full six-part series.
More programme information can be found here.
The press on Arabella and Two Doors Down:
- “It does have two fantastic (and very different) performances at its heart…Weir’s passive-aggressive agreeableness is nicely nuanced.” – Veronica Lee, Arts Desk
- “Finally, something I never thought I’d witness again: a sitcom that I laughed at. And more than once. Two Doors Down…is a totally traditional format (neighbours in a nice suburban Scottish street) but with great characters and actual funny lines…What’s so good about the show is the female characters, played by Arabella Weir (cosy mother), Doon McKichan (fancies herself), Elaine C Smith (hypochondriac moaner in a tracksuit) and Sharon Rooney (put-upon daughter), really take the lead” – David Stephenson, Daily Express
- “The cast are equally on form with Norton, Weir and Mackichan the highlights of a strong ensemble…a promising and likeable sitcom” – Matt on the Box, The Custard TV
- “…very funny one-liners, well-drawn characters and stellar acting” – Kasia Delgado, Radio Times
Arabella Weir in 'Drifters'
Arabella Weir returned for a third series of the hit E4 comedy Drifters, playing Jenny. The series aired on Channel 4 in November 2015.
Find full programme information here.