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29 October 2014
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Lucy Montgomery as Melody Nation

Starts Tuesday 10 January on BBC THREE


Lucy Montgomery biography


"I love massive, over-the-top characters," says Lucy Montgomery of her multiple roles in Tittybangbang. "I don't need any excuse to play them. I love showing off; I'm like a five-year-old girl at a party."


However, she is more bemused about the prosthetics required to transform her into a man, Don Peacock - "It was bizarre to be a man!" – and serial plastic surgery addict Maxine Bendix: "The first few times, the prosthetics were fascinating but after a while you just think 'Oh no, here we go again'.


"But you get such a great reaction when people see you, it's so worthwhile."


After university at Cambridge, where she was a member of the Footlights, Lucy trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.


She began her comedy career at the Edinburgh Fringe and as part of comedy trio Population:3 she co-wrote and co-starred in three Fringe hits, The Elephant Woman, The Wicker Woman and Gladiatrix, which went on to successful national tours and a West End transfer for The Elephant Woman.


Lucy is a regular performer for BBC Radio 4. Past credits include The Department, The Museum of Everything, Another Case of Milton Jones, The Party Line, Harry Hill's Ghost of a Christmas Present, Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends and The Pits.


She has also written and performed regularly on BBC Radio 1's The Milk Run.


She can next be heard in Dawn French's series Mastering the Universe.


Television appearances include Don't Watch That, Watch This!, the second series of The Mighty Boosh, AD/BC: A Rock Opera, 28 Acts in 28 Minutes, The Robinsons and Killing Time (all for BBC Television); and Channel 4's The Friday Night Project, Blackout and Boselecta! She can next be seen in Law of the Playground.


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