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Diona Doherty

As a comedian, actress, writer, and voice over artist, Diona Doherty is making waves in the entertainment world from all angles.

As a comedian, Diona has joined the long running BBC panel show The Blame Game on BBC One N.I as a series regular and the only female permanent panelist. She has now appeared on four seasons. Diona was also shortlisted to the N.I final of The BBC New Comedy Awards 2021.

She guest led an episode of Derry Girls for Ch4/Netflix as KATYA, played one of the leads in three series of BBC improvised comedy Soft Border Patrol and is a reoccurring character Grainne in BBC’s Give My Head Peace. Diona also played the lead in BBC Sounds series What Happens In Ulster, lead cast in 8 seasons of radio series A Perforated Ulster as well as appearing in Penance for Ch5 and new comedy pilot Dry Your Eyes for BBC.

Diona has written short BBC film Sh*t Stepmum, a thirty minute radio episode of What Happens In Ulster and audio play Dani Dives In for The Mac Theatre Belfast. She has written comedy play Bridesmaids Of Northern Ireland which will play 21 dates in theatres around N.I in 2022, and co-wrote the adult Christmas show for the Waterfront Hall Belfast in 2021. Diona has also three other comedy play commissions that will tour in N.I in 2022/2023.

As a voice over artist, Diona can be heard guiding tourists around The Giant’s Causeway, on BBC holiday programme Getaways and True North Documentary, The Formal.

 

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