Magda Szubanski

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Magda Szubanski

Born

4/12/1961, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Birth Name

Magda Szubanski

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Attended college in Melbourne, Australia. With friends from college, launched an early-80s comedy show on Australian TV called "The D Generation" (1986). In late 80s/early 90s, appeared in comedy show on Australian TV called "Fast Forward" (1989).

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    • She has won and been nominated for the Logies on several occasions.

    • Her new show Magda's Funny Bits, had five episodes made, only four were shown.

    • On the sketch comedy Fast Forward she played Pixie-Anne Wheatley (an inept Channel 7 sports reporter). As Pixie-Anne Wheatley, Magda interviewed the likes of Jeff Fenech, Pat Cash, Angry Anderson, Andrew Ollie, Merv Hughes and Joan Kirner.

    • Magda is currently hosting a five part series called Magda's Funny Bits which shows never-before seen footage from some of her most famous characters - the series began on 21 February 2006.

    • She is best known for her performance as Esme Hoggett in the films Babe and its sequel, Babe: Pig in the City.

    • In 1985, whilst performing in a University of Melbourne revue of Too Cool for Sandals, with Michael Veitch and Tom Gleisner, she was talent -potted by producers from the ABC network who convinced her to join up with some other university friends in creating the television sketch comedy show, The D-Generation.

    • In 1976, while a 'Year 10' student at Sienna College in Melbourne, she captained a team on the TV quiz show It's Academic.

    • She emigrated to Australia in 1966 with her brother and sister, Polish father, and Scottish mother.

    • Magda most recently appeared on channel Nine's Magda's Funny Bits in which she plays her classic characters; Lynn, Mary, Shanielle & Sharon. It features video clips from around the world.

    • She turned down a film role with Richard Gere to star in the second series of Kath & Kim.

    • In late 80s/early 90s, appeared in comedy show on Australian TV called Fast Forward.

    • She atended college in Melbourne, Australia. With friends from college, snhe launched an early-80s comedy show on Australian TV called The D Generation.

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  • "Irreplaceable Superstar" - 10/10

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    To me, Magda Szubanski is one of those actresses that fits in particular roles and can never be replaced. In TV shows like Kath and Kim, she fits like glove, the role of Sharon is, to me the perfect role for her. Even though Magda's Funny Bits didn't last very long, it was the highlight of my week, I recommended it to everyone I knew because of the extremely hilarious sketches. Magda is probably the best thing that hit Australia in the world of 'Aussie' humor. Most of the shows that Magda appeared in were before my time. However, my parents always tell me about them and I always laugh at the jokes. I think Magda is fantastic.moreless