Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show Series 2 Premiere Date!

Series 2 of Tracey Ullman's Show will premiere on BBC One Friday, 3 February at 9:30 PM!

Summary of Episode 1 (of 6):

All of British life is here in the new series of Tracey Ullman’s Show. Delinquent Dame Judi Dench is back, but will being a national treasure be enough to save her this time?

Nicola Sturgeon has her sights set on more than just Scotland; and Doctor Peluzzi can cure your bad knee and make you run faster than anyone else (but if anyone asks you to pee into a cup, get a friend to do it).

There’s also a heartfelt song from Angela Merkel: she’s all on her own (apart from Birgit her faithful stylist - and a million refugees). With a guest star appearance from Ben Miller as Rupert Murdoch.

BBC Media Centre

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Updates: Tracey Ullman's Show Wins Award, Kathy Griffin Takes On Tracey Ullman, And More!

  • Vanessa White, Floris Schuller and Neill Gorton were awarded the Royal Television Society award for Make Up Design (Entertainment & Non Drama) for their work on series one of Tracey Ullman's Show. Congratulations to them! Much deserved!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show Christmas Special

A Tracey Ullman's Show Christmas special is on the menu this holiday season at BBC One!

The Best Of Tracey Ullman's Show 

She’s back! Award winning and multi-talented Tracey Ullman guides us through the best bits of series one with all your favourites in a single bumper episode.

Relive national treasure Dame Judi Dench’s shoplifting escapades; join Angela Merkel singing to her staff at the Embassy; see what happens when Camilla Duchess of Cornwall is left in charge of Prince George for the day; and brand new for this one off special, Tracey imagines what would happen if Clare Balding is left in charge of the BBC over the festive season. She just wants to help… 

Chameleon-like Tracey Ullman brings her hilarious take on celebrities and everyday characters, with sketches and music numbers, and a guest appearance from Rupert Grint.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tracey Ullman Could ‘Get Away with Anything’ as Judi Dench

Tracey Ullman (left) and as Judi Dench (right). 

Photo: HBO 

Tracey Ullman’s Show 

Friday, 11 p.m., HBO

Tracey Ullman’s new six-episode sketch-comedy show is a master class in impersonation.

The comedienne calls on decades of experience to mimic celebrities — like Dame Judi Dench and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — as well as commoners in the series, which originally aired on the BBC in UK.

“Every seven years I seem to do these shows,” says Ullman, whose first sketch series, “The Tracey Ullman Show,” debuted on Fox in 1987. Over the next three decades, she created a string of successful programs in the genre, including “Tracey Takes On…” (HBO, 1996-99) and “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” (Showtime, 2008-10).

“I just impersonate the age group around me, thinking, ‘Wow, I can do this when I’m 80, hopefully,’ ” says Ullman, 56. “I’ll just impersonate other 80-year-olds.”

Ullman has that covered, delivering an uncanny likeness of Dench, who is 25 years her senior. Ullman skewers the Oscar winner’s reputation as a “national treasure” by portraying her as a kleptomaniac who gets away with stealing from corner stores and vandalizing public restrooms for kicks.

Ullman, who lives on the Upper East Side, recently spoke with The Post from London, where she was wrapping up Season 2.

As Judi Dench, you bring out equal parts innocence and mischief. 
Yes! That was the thing that made us laugh. There are a few people who are famous that could get away with anything. So we just thought it was a funny idea that Judi Dench does these really dreadful things and people don’t mind — they’re untouchables. It’s like Meryl Streep — I’m always making fun of her. When we did [the movie] “Into the Woods,” I did an interview and they said, “What’s Meryl like?” And I said, “You all thinks she’s wonderful — she’s just dreadful. It’s just all about her. She’s a cow!” And people were horrified! [laughs]

How has Dench reacted to your impersonation? 
She accepted an award in England and stood up and said, “Hello, I’m Tracey Ullman.” And somebody said she had a meeting at the BBC and as she left she pretended to steal stuff. [laughs] So she’s been a great sport about it.

Why did you decide to portray uptight German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a scat-singing “sex bomb” who thinks she has to fend off her male peers? 
Remember when George W. Bush hugged Angela Merkel from behind and she went completely rigid? [laughs] She was the only girl in the room, so how does she feel about being with all those world leaders mansplaining things to her? I just imagine that she thinks everyone thinks she’s incredibly sexy. You find an angle that sort of makes you laugh.

Previously you’ve played on stereotypes and worn dark makeup and prosthetics to depict black characters. Do you do things differently now?
My criteria is people like that exist — why can’t I impersonate them? Eddie Murphy played a white guy back when I was in “The Tracey Ullman Show,” and I said, “Oh, well, why can’t I be a black woman?” I got a great response from it and people loved it. I don’t know. They met the criteria. People talk like that, they sound like that. You know, I’m an actress. I like to decide when to try to be anyone I want to do. — Eric Hegedüs

NY Post

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Radio Times: Tracey Ullman Lines Up New Impressions of Nicola Sturgeon and Clare Balding

New show starting next year is expected to include more impressions, can reveal

Tracey Ullman is gearing up for the second series of her BBC comedy Tracey Ullman’s Show, which is likely to air this January.

And it may cause some gnashing of teeth north of the border.

Following her take-offs of the likes of a chain-smoking Duchess of Cornwall and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in series one, she has mastered other impressions of impressive and formidable women a little closer to home.

One of them is said to be an “eerily accurate” Clare Balding, while SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is also in the firing line, can reveal.

She will be played like a Bond villain, living in a Tartan Lair with a white Scottie dog on her lap….

The second series sees the legendary comic bring back more of her surreal and satirical comedy following her successful return to BBC1 at the beginning of this year, after a break of 30 years.

The series garnered critical acclaim and consolidated audiences of more than 4m viewers in a late-night slot.

Her impressions saw Dame Judi Dench (below) portrayed as a kleptomaniac hooligan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a vain sex kitten.

Maggie Smith also fell under Ullman's comedic gaze and was portrayed in a series of sketches auditioning for various roles.

Other comedy characters included drugs mule Karen, adjusting to modern life after 28 years in a Thai prison, and topless feminist MP Sally Preston.

Tracey Ullman's Show is scheduled to return to BBC1 early next year

HBO Press Release for Tracey Ullman's Show Season 1


Tracey Ullman as Angela Merkel in Tracey Ullman’s Show, season one, on HBO. (Photographer: Rory Lindsay)

A longtime HBO favorite returns to the network when TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW debuts FRIDAY, OCT. 28 (11:00–11:30 p.m. ET/PT). Emmy® winner Ullman stars as a wide array of everyday people and famous faces in the all-new sketch comedy series, which looks at modern life on the British side of the pond.

Over the course of the six-episode season, Ullman plays celebrities like Dame Judi Dench, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dame Maggie Smith, as well as portraying everyone from an ex-dictator’s wife and an agent for fashion models to a drama teacher and an accident-prone massage therapist.

Tracey Ullman as Dame Judi Dench in Tracey Ullman’s Show, season one, on HBO. (Photographer: Rory Lindsay) 

Upcoming episodes:

Episode #1

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 28 (11:00–11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 28 (12:30 a.m.), 29 (5:45 p.m.) and 31 (10:35 p.m.), and Nov. 1 (midnight, 4:10 a.m.), 2 (6:55 p.m.) and 3 (2:50 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 29 (3:55 a.m.) and 31 (2:15 a.m.), and Nov. 12 (4:00 p.m.) and 27 (noon)

A delinquent Dame Judi Dench wriggles out of mischief; a woman returns home after 28 years in a far-East prison; German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Wales with her personal assistant; Dame Maggie Smith auditions for an atypical film role; a massage therapist is dangerously accident-prone; a job applicant has an unsavory past; a feminist MP makes a risqué election pledge; and a librarian orchestrates a musical ode to a royal library that’s about to be shuttered.

Written by Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Georgia Pritchett, Lucy Montgomery, Arthur Matthews, Laurence Rickard; directed by Dominic Brigstocke.

Episode #2

Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 4 (11:00–11:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 4 (12:30 a.m.), 5 (1:20 a.m.), 7 (11:30 p.m.), 8 (4:30 a.m.), 9 (6:55 p.m.) and 10 (8:00 p.m., 4:40 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 5 (1:10 a.m.), 7 (4:10 a.m.), 12 (4:30 p.m.) and 27 (12:30 p.m.)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, babysits Prince George; a man treats the local coffee shop as his personal office; a couple returns from vacation to find an illegal immigrant hiding under their motor home; Dame Judi Dench causes trouble in a five-star hotel; the tutor in a seniors’ computer class offers extraordinary tips; and Angela Merkel treats the embassy staff to a song.

Written by Georgia Pritchett, Jonathan Harvey, Jeremy Dyson, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Gemma Arrowsmith, Carrie Quinlan, Laurence Rickard; directed by Dominic Brigstocke.

Episode #3

Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 11 (11:00–11:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 11 (12:30 a.m.), 14 (12:30 a.m.), 15 (3:10 a.m.) and 17 (5:05 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 12 (5:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), 14 (2:25 a.m.) and 27 (1:00 p.m.)

A pair of naive American tourists find their rose-tinted view of London put to the test; a member of Parliament holds her first constituency meeting topless; Dame Judi Dench breaks into a cinema; a man pitches his latest half-baked idea for a weather app from his coffee-shop “office”; and a model agent learns that her clumsy attempts to scout new faces aren’t helped by her unfortunate choice of an agency name.

Written by Jeremy Dyson, Georgia Pritchett, Laurence Rickard, Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Bert Tyler Moore, George Jeffrie, Jonathan Harvey; directed by Dominic Brigstocke.

The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW has already garnered critical raves in the UK, with the Daily Mirror calling the show “pure joy,” and the Metro observing that “Ullman’s brilliant talent for impersonation is still spot-on,” adding, “If you’ve lost faith in the power of sketch shows to crack you up, this could make you a believer once again.”

Featuring the unique comic talent in multiple roles, Ullman’s HBO series “Tracey Takes On…” ran for four seasons, wrapping its 47-episode run in 1999, and receiving six Emmys®. Her other HBO credits include the specials “Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed” (2005), “Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales” (2003), “Tracey Ullman: Takes on New York” (1993) and “Tracey Ullman: A Class Act” (1993).

Ullman burst on the U.S. TV scene in 1987 with the broadcast series “The Tracey Ullman Show,” which brought her two Emmys®, and also gave birth to “The Simpsons.” She also won Emmys® for guest appearances on “Ally McBeal” and “Love & War.” Ullman’s film credits include “Into the Woods,” Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride,” John Waters’ “A Dirty Shame,” Woody Allen’s “Small Time Crooks” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Panic,” Robert Altman’s “Ready to Wear,” Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “I Love You to Death,” “I’ll Do Anything,” “Household Saints” and “Plenty.”

TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW was devised by Tracey Ullman; executive producers, Tracey Ullman, Ben Farrell and Myfanwy Moore; producer, Caroline Norris.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Preview Screening of Tracey Ullman's Show Scheduled in New York with Tracey!

A special preview screening of Tracey's new HBO comedy series Tracey Ullman's Show will be held in New York on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8PM at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. Tracey will also be in attendance and will be interviewed by Patricia Marx. Actor and good friend, Kevin Kline will be doing the introduction. Tickets are $40 and are on sale now!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show Coming to HBO!

My fellow Americans, Tracey makes her triumphant return to US screens on HBO starting Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11pm!

It should be noted that 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Tracey's hit HBO series Tracey Takes On... making this all the more special.

From Deadline:

HBO Acquires Tracey Ullman’s New Sketch Show; Sets Stand-up Comedy Specials 

Tracey Ullman is returning to HBO in Tracey Ullman’s Show, a six-episode sketch comedy series which aired on BBC One in the UK earlier this year. HBO also has set several comedy stand-up specials headlined by Jerrod Carmichael, the network’s stars Pete Holmes and T.J. Miller as well as All Def Comedy to premiere over the next several months.

Tracey Ullman’s Show, which will premiere on HBO October 28 at 11 PM, features Ullman playing various characters, both everybody and famous faces, including Dame Judi Dench and Angela Merkel, among others. Ullman’s similarly-themed HBO series Tracey Takes On... ran for four seasons and garnered six Emmys.


Screenings for Series 2 of Tracey Ullman's Show Scheduled for September!

Tracey Ullman is back! 

The irrepressible and multi-talented Tracey Ullman returns with another host of hilarious characters for a new series of her sketch show. 

Be part of the audience for special screenings of brand new sketches. See your favourite characters from series one making a welcome return, plus a slew of astonishing fresh creations for the new series. The shows are a dazzling mixture of brilliant characters with songs and joyously funny sketches from Britain’s funniest woman. 

Filming on Series 2 of "Tracey Ullman's Show" wrapped on August 19th after 7 weeks of production. As with Series 1, screenings of all the new sketches recorded will take place before a live studio audience at BBC Radio Theater this September in London. Tickets are available now. Four screenings on two dates are penciled in: September 10th and 11th:

Saturday, September 10

Saturday, September 10

Sunday, September 11

Sunday, September 11


Monday, August 8, 2016

Bits and Bobs: Tracey to Play Jerry Hall with Ben Miller, Luke Kempner, and Kevin Bishop to Guest Star in Tracey Ullman's Show Series 2

As filming winds down on series 2 of "Tracey Ullman's Show," more and more info in regards to guest stars and character impersonations are coming to light. 

Actor/comedian, Ben Miller will portray Rupert Murdoch to Tracey's Jerry Hall in the new series

Comedian/impressionist Luke Kempner has joined the cast. His impersonations in the series include Simon Pegg and tennis pro Andy Murray. On working with Tracey: “It was amazing to work with Tracey. She gave me some great advice. And it was interesting to see how she works because she stays in character for the whole day of filming. So if she’s doing Judi Dench then she’s her all day.”

Kevin Bishop will play Northern Powerhouse character, Pam Garrity's gay son in a sketch in the new series, penned by writer, Jonathan Harvey.

Kay is back. We have photos on our Facebook page.

Lastly, it should be mentioned that Tracey made the list of 9 Stars Who Might Play Theresa May on TV.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Out and About

Tracey took in a few shows while in London in early June...

Tracey went to see friend Michael Brandon (and Tracey Ullman's Show co-star) in "Off the King's Road" on June 3, 2016 in London.

Tracey with Michael (above, below)

Tracey with Glynis Barber and Cherie Lunghi

On June 2, 2016, Tracey attended the launch of "Swan Lake" at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

(L-R) Tracey, Sally-Anne Heap, Olivia Grant, Gemma Arterton and Irene Whilton

Tracey with Arlene Phillips (above, below)

Tracey with James Doyal

Tracey with Arlene Phillips

Tracey with James Doyal


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tracey To Become 100th Guest Host of Have I Got News for You

From Chortle:

Tracey Ullman is to become the 100th guest host of Have I Got News For You, the BBC has announced. 

She will take the chair in the second episode of the 51st series, which airs on Friday April 15. 

The comic actor, who recently returned to BBC One for the first time in 30 years for her own sketch series, said: ‘I am really looking forward to appearing on a national treasure.’ 

Outnumbered creator Andy Hamilton and BBC News anchor Clive Myrie will be the guests on her episode.

Have I Got News For You returns next Friday with Stephen Mangan at the helm and German comedian Henning Wehn among the panelists.

The series will also see Frankie Boyle, Gary Lineker and Katherine Ryan host for the first time.

Other hosts confirmed include Victoria Coren Mitchell, Jo Brand, David Tennant, and Martin Clunes, while panellists will include Romesh Ranganathan, Eddie Izzard, Diane Morgan and Andrew Neil. 

Guests have hosted the topical comedy quiz since Angus Deayton lost the host’s job in 2002 amid a string of tabloid stories about his personal life.

Alexander Armstrong holds the record for the most appearances in the chair, with 27, followed by Jo Brand (15) and Jack Dee (13).

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tracey Ullman’s Show is Coming Back for a Second Series on BBC1

Exclusive: Corporation confirms another series for the legendary comic - so Judi Dench, Camilla Parker Bowles and Maggie Smith look out... 

By Ben Dowell
Saturday 5 March 2016 at 8:19AM

Tracey Ullman’s Show has been recommissioned for a second series, can reveal. 

The legendary comic will be bringing back more of her surreal and satirical comedy for a new run, probably next year.

Ullman made a successful return to BBC1 at the beginning of January after a break of 30 years, and the series garnered critical acclaim and consolidated audiences of more than 4m viewers in a late-night slot.

A mix of sketches, celebrity impressions, song and dance, the show played to her strengths as an impressionist and comedic social commentator, and included impressions of Dame Judi Dench (below) as a kleptomaniac hooligan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a vain sex kitten.

Maggie Smith also fell under Ullman's comedic gaze and was portrayed in a series of sketches auditioning for various roles.

Other comedy characters included drugs mule Karen, adjusting to modern life after 28 years in a Thai prison, and topless feminist MP Sally Preston.

The comedian also poked fun at the British Royal Family with pitch perfect impressions of Camilla Parker Bowles and Carole Middeton, mother of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Ullman said: “It has been a pleasure being back at the BBC, and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to write more shows with my brilliant team. The warm reception from the British public has meant a lot to me personally. I want to thank them and let Dame Judi Dench and Chancellor Angela Merkel know I couldn’t have done it without you girls. Here’s to Season two.”

Shane Allen, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning added: “Tracey’s triumphant return to British television was a big hit with the audience, she’s such an exceptional talent at the top of her game. The new series will have plenty more surprises and finger on the pulse characters and impressions that hold a fairground mirror up to modern British society, politics and celebrity.”

The show is made by the BBC in-house comedy department and the writing team includes Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Georgia Pritchett, Jeremy Dyson, Laurence Rickard, Jonathan Harvey, and Lucy Montgomery. The director is Dominic Brigstocke.

Radio Times

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

How to Fix the Baftas: Get Tracey!

According to The Independent:

NicHolas Barber

How to fix the Oscars and the Baftas: Scrap vapid scripted introductions, ban 'thank yous' and bring in Tracey Ullman 

For a thrilling climax to the year, envelope-opening season can't half drag. How to pep it up? Nicholas Barber clears his throat…

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would make ideal hosts at the Oscars Getty Images 

Most film fans agree that the Baftas and the Oscars are the climax of the cinematic year. But, paradoxically, most film fans also agree that they are a bit rubbish: predictable, boring, too white and too inclined to honour the wrong films. Rather than grumbling about these flaws, The New Review has come up with eight ways to make awards shows sparkle as brightly as their trophies…

Hire more female hosts 

Tracey Ullman's uncanny impressions of Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith would go down a storm at the Baftas (BBC) 

Considering the lack of diversity at the Oscars and Baftas, it might help to diversify the MCs. In America, the ideal candidates would be Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. In Britain, well, we all enjoy seeing Meryl Streep grinning up in giddy adoration at Stephen Fry, like a parishioner hearing the vicar make a cheeky joke about the village cat, but this year's Bafta ceremony will be Fry's tenth. How about Tracey Ullman next time? Her uncanny impressions of Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith would go down a storm.

Insist that voters see more films 

If you glance at this year's nominees, you may get the feeling that the voters simply haven't watched many films, which is why they plumped for the obvious, heavily advertised choices. It might vary proceedings if Academy members were required to see a minimum of 50 new films a year. Last year's Man Booker judges had to plough through 156 novels, after all.

Spice things up with a one-in, one-out policy for Best Picture winners 

For every new Best Picture award that's presented, an earlier one could be rescinded; 2006's winner, Crash, would surely be first on the hitlist (Rex) 

Atone for past sins by taking back the trophy from a previous winner. The Oscars, in particular, have given their top prize to some creaky films over the years, from How Green Was My Valley to A Beautiful Mind. So why not expunge these embarrassments with a one-in, one-out policy? That is, for every new Best Picture award that's presented, an earlier one could be rescinded; 2006's winner, Crash, would surely be first on the hitlist.

Insist that every Best Film nominee is drawn from a different month 

A glut of Oscar-baiting prestige films is always released around Christmas; that way, studios ensure their favoured contenders are fresh in voters' goldfish-like memories. It would be better for cinemagoers if these quality films were spread throughout the year. If such a rule prompted Academy members to look beyond po-faced dramas and include more comedies and blockbusters, so much the better.

Oscars: scrap the Best Animated Feature category 

The forgettable Big Hero 6 was picked as Best Animated Feature last year (Rex) 

It was a welcome innovation when it was introduced in 2001. But, unfortunately, the category is now used to consign such deserving Best Picture nominees as Inside Out to their own little cartoon ghetto. Besides, the forgettable Big Hero 6 was picked as Best Animated Feature last year, while The Lego Movie wasn't even nominated: irrefutable proof that the category isn't fit for purpose.

Baftas: Scrap the vapid scripted introductions 

It's a cruel and unusual punishment to make Elijah Wood squint at an autocue and intone, "Where would films be without their scores? Music establishes the mood. It gets us tapping our feet. Sometimes it's loud. Sometimes it features a bassoon." YES, WE KNOW WHAT MUSIC IS! JUST HAND OVER THE AWARD!

Split the Acting categories into one prize for playing a fictional character and another for playing a real person 

Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl: Just because you can mimic a beloved transgender pioneer doesn't mean you should be a shoo-in for the top award (Rex) 

At this year's Oscars, four of the five Best Actor nominees played historical figures. Just because you can mimic a beloved transgender pioneer or revered scientist doesn't mean you should be a shoo-in for the top award. Yes, we're looking at you, Eddie Redmayne.

Ban 'thank yous' 

Imagine if every winner was disqualified from 'thank yous' in their acceptance speech (Getty)

Imagine if every winner was disqualified if they thanked their agents or co-stars in their acceptance speech. They could thank them on Twitter, of course – or even, you know, in person. But in their speeches, they'd have to think of something more original to say. Either that, or they could just say nothing at all.

The Bafta Awards air on BBC1 at 9pm tonight. The Academy Awards take place on 28 February

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Kids of Tracey Ullman's Show: Prince George lookalike is set for stardom

Joshua Sheridan and Tracey Ullman on the set of Tracey Ullman's Show, August 2015. NNL-160122-UO221442006 

A little TV star from Biggleswade got his big break playing Prince George on the Tracey Ullman Show.

Three-year-old Joshua Sheridan plays the Prince in sketches starring comedy legend Ullman as Camilla and Carole Middleton. 

A fun collage I put together myself! NNL-160122-UO221446006 

Filmed on location in Hertfordshire, Joshua had great fun playing the Prince – whose Royal relatives cope with babysitting him!

Mum Helen Belper, 36, said: “Tracey Ullman’s back in the UK doing a six-part sketch show of impressions.

“We got involved because Joshua is with a casting agency, I told them he had a likeness to Prince George and he got the part.”

Helen travelled to the stately set with her dad to help keep Joshua calm during filming in August.

She said: “Joshua was only two at the time but he was actually relaxed and enjoyed being on set.

“I didn’t realise that he was considered a principle in it! He had his own dressing room and a trailer with his name on the door!”

Filming followed strict regulations regarding children – and Joshua was only allowed on set for five hours maximum a day, with filming lasting for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

And as for the big star of the show?

Helen added: “Tracey Ullman was really lovely! I was so relieved because I’d worried that she might be a pre-madonna as she’s quite an important figure, but she was very good with Joshua!”

Joshua is currently with an agency and enjoying working on small modelling jobs.

>The Tracey Ullman Show next airs on BBC One on Monday at 10.45pm.

Source: Bedford Today