Kerry

Artist

Charlie & Daisy Cooper

Artist Biography

For siblings Charlie and Daisy, growing up in Cirencester and watching comedy together shaped who they are as writers and performers today. From a young age they began making short comedy films with their mum’s home video camera, inspired by the people they saw around them.
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For siblings Charlie and Daisy, growing up in Cirencester and watching comedy together shaped who they are as writers and performers today. From a young age they began making short comedy films with their mum’s home video camera, inspired by the people they saw around them.

The seed of their hit BBC sitcom This Country came when Charlie, who had left university in his second year, moved to London to live with Daisy while she completed her training at RADA. With very little money and missing home, the pair began to talk about the characters they met growing up. This led to the creation of Kerry, a mixture of people the siblings had known, and before long they found themselves writing a script.

It took another five years before their BBC series This Country was commissioned. The pair remember how high the stakes had become: they had returned to their childhood home, worked night shifts together as cleaners for £7 an hour, and watched as all their friends left town. There was no ‘plan B’, but they believed in their vision for the series. Difficult as their journey was, they wouldn’t change any of it. To them, it’s crucial that you live and breathe your project, to have faith in your vision and to use mistakes as beacons to guide you towards where you want to be.

This Country recently won three RTS Programme Awards for Scripted Comedy, Writer – Comedy and Comedy Performance (Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper). The show has also been nominated four times at the upcoming 2018 BAFTAs; Scripted Comedy, Female Performance in a Comedy Programme at the Television Awards and the pair are nominated for Breakthrough Talent and Writer – Comedy at the Television Craft Awards.

Sponsor

Pulham & Sons (Coaches) Ltd.

Sponsor Description

Pulham & Sons (Coaches) Ltd. established in 1880, is a family owned and operated, award-winning Coach and Bus Company based in Bourton-on-the-Water. Pulhams serve both local and national clients offering a variety of passenger transport solutions with a modern fleet of stylish and comfortable vehicles. The company is one of ...
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Pulham & Sons (Coaches) Ltd. established in 1880, is a family owned and operated, award-winning Coach and Bus Company based in Bourton-on-the-Water. Pulhams serve both local and national clients offering a variety of passenger transport solutions with a modern fleet of stylish and comfortable vehicles. The company is one of only 25 companies in the UK to have joined the prestigious Guild of British Coach Operators showing a true commitment to outstanding quality in all areas of its business. We are delighted to be involved with the Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail by sponsoring two Springers painted by Charlie and Daisy Cooper and would be thrilled to see photos on our social media picturing the many people completing the trail