Beattie is a comedy writer-performer who returns as co-lead in the third series of BBC Three sitcom Josh, written by and starring Josh Widdicombe and directed by David Schneider. Beattie will star in her first feature film lead role in a Disney comedy due for release in Summer 2018, after enjoying guest roles in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Bridget Jones’s Baby in 2016.
Beattie has a high level of improv training with Monkey Toast UK and is one third of sketch group Birthday Girls, alongside Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan. Birthday Girls’ most recent five-star rated show Sh!t Hot Party Legends enjoyed sell out runs at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival and as a result was extended to London’s Soho Theatre. This came off the back of the success of their previous live show Party Vibes. The Skinny described the show as ‘A different class…This is joy.' Birthday Girls continue to write for various children’s TV shows for CBBC and CITV and their Game of Thrones sketch was used as part of the Comic Relief 2017 campaign to help inspire people to donate to the charity.
Daughter to Jennifer Saunders and Ade Edmondson, Beattie began her career alongside the rest of Birthday Girls as founding member of the critically acclaimed sketch group Lady Garden (‘Britain’s funniest women’ – Telegraph). ..read more
They were Edinburgh Festival favourites and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year award finalists. They wrote and performed sketches for the first series of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, BBC2’s Dick and Dom’s Funny Business, and they appeared in the Comic Relief spoof Uptown Downstairs Abbey for BBC1.
Beattie has also appeared in Cooking in a Bedsitter for BBC Radio 4, the last ever series of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, UKTV Gold sitcom Marley’s Ghosts, the pilot of BBC2 studio sitcom Upstart Crow, Sky1’s Spy and Omid Djalili’s Little Cracker. For BBC1, Beattie has appeared in Matt Lucas’ silent comedy Pompidou, Ben Elton’s The Wright Way and Jennifer Saunders’ Jam and Jerusalem.