Arabella is an actress, author and presenter. She is best known as one of the stars ofThe Fast Show, which enjoyed five series on the BBC. Her numerous television credits include, most recently, four series of Drifters (E4) and two series of Two Doors Down (BBC).
Her theatre credits include the lead in highly acclaimed West End production ofCalendar Girls and a sell-out West End run and national tour as part 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 most recently appeared as the leading role of Beth in the second series of Two Doors Down (BBC 2).
'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.
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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.
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