The internet interviews… Miranda Hart

You’ve been Googling Miranda Hart – but have you been getting the answers you want? We put your most common searches to the stadium-packing TV comedian

Has Miranda Hart had plastic surgery?
‘Certainly not. If I had had plastic surgery, I would have asked for something better than the face you are seeing! I actually really hate plastic surgery when it’s just for aesthetics and anti-ageing. I think ageing is beautiful and expressive and characterful.’

Has Miranda Hart had a baby?
‘I don’t think so, no. You’d probably know, right? I have only had a baby on screen in “Call the Midwife”, and delivered about five of them – again, only on screen. I am at the ready if someone goes into labour – although my techniques are very much based in 1959.’

How did Miranda Hart become famous?
‘I got into acting and comedy slowly over 15 years. Adverts, then shows like “The Vicar of Dibley” and “Ab Fab”. I started to get recognised. It was my sitcom, then “Call the Midwife” that made me realise I was well known. I still don’t feel famous, though. Nothing really changes – I’m just silly old me.’

Where did Miranda Hart grow up?
‘Hampshire. In the perfect English village, really. A real outdoor upbringing – lots of bicycling, walking and picnics. I was a fan of Enid Blyton!’

Can Miranda Hart sing?
‘In my head I have the most sensational singing voice. I perform concerts to thousands in the shower. The reality is I can hold a tune. The dream is a West End musical one day – no, really!’

Can Miranda Hart drive?
‘I can and I love it. I passed second time… and don’t judge, apparently second-time passers make for the best drivers. No one likes a show-off, but if parallel parking was an Olympic sport I would get gold, no probs.’

Does Miranda Hart have any siblings?
‘A younger sister called Alice. We’re best mates. I laugh with her like with no one else.’

Is Miranda Hart married?
‘I am not married, no. I wasn’t really into the notion when I was younger, but now I think a proposal is the ultimate romantic gesture.’

Does Miranda Hart have a dog?
‘Ah, my beloved Peggy! She’s a cross between a shih tzu (bless you) and a bichon frise. Two breeds I am not necessarily a huge fan of, but together they create a teddy in dog form.’

Does Miranda Hart have a tattoo?
‘Two. One which I regret majorly, on my upper arm, and one I still quite like, on my right ankle – a dove and a heart. Peace and love, man!’

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