|Born||25 February 1977|
London, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
Ingrid Oliver (born 25 February 1977) is a British actress and comedian, and one half of the comic double act Watson & Oliver. She is known for playing Petronella Osgood, a supporting character in the BBC television series Doctor Who.
Oliver and her comedy partner Lorna Watson met at Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston upon Thames. In September 2005, Watson and Oliver performed their first show together at the Canal Cafe Theatre in London. Since then they have taken sell-out shows to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in both 2006 and 2007.
Oliver has performed in various radio and television programmes, including Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes, The Penny Dreadfuls' radio series The Penny Dreadfuls Present... The Brothers Faversham and the radio series Another Case of Milton Jones. She played the part of Natalie in Peep Show on Channel 4.
She appears in the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging as Miss Stamp, and in early 2009 could be seen in Channel 4's sitcom Plus One.
In 2010, Oliver played Mimi Throckmorton in Material Girl on BBC One, alongside Lenora Crichlow and Dervla Kirwan. In 2012, she appeared on Let's Dance For Sport Relief with comedy partner Lorna Watson, dancing Boléro, famously used by Torvill and Dean. The following year, she appeared in the first episode of The Great Comic Relief Bake Off and was named as 'Star Baker'. The same year, she appeared in the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor", as Petronella Osgood. She reprised the role in the episodes "Death in Heaven", "The Zygon Invasion", "The Zygon Inversion", UNIT, an audio drama spinoff series produced by Big Finish Productions, and Doctor Who: Redacted, a BBC radio drama spinoff series.
Her grandfather, Eric Gideon, was a D-Day veteran who died in 2017, shortly after receiving the Legion d'Honneur for his service to France during the war. Her mother is Conservative MP Jo Gideon, who became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stoke-on-Trent Central in 2019.
As of 2021 she has been in a relationship with Richard Osman Oliver has British and German nationality.
|2005||Footprints in the Snow||Back-Up Organiser|
|2005||Doc Martin||Radio Technician||Episode: "Aromatherapy"|
|2006||Vital Signs||Mother #2||Episode: "Episode #1.2"|
|2007||Watson and Oliver: The Movie||Herself|
|2007||Comedy Showcase||Rebecca Black|
|2008||The Gym||Miriam||1 Episode|
|2008||Peep Show||Natalie||Episode: "Jeremy's Mummy"|
|2008||Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging||Mrs. Stamp|
|2008||Tonightly||Ingrid||Episode: "Episode #1.1"|
|2008||The Wrong Door||Various Characters||6 episodes|
|2009||Plus One||Rebecca Black||5 episodes|
|2009||The Fixer||Sadie||Episode: "Episode #2.4"|
|2010||The Persuationists||Harriet||Episode: "The Australianess"|
|2010||Material Girl||Mimi Throckmorton||6 episodes|
|2011||Twenty Twelve||Assistant producer of The Today Programme||Episode: "Episode #1.6"|
|2011||Lead Balloon||Jenny||Episode: "Pig"|
|2012-2016||The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margret||Yancy McPickles / Vanessa Blojabditz||4 episodes|
|2012–2013||Watson & Oliver||Various Characters||12 episodes|
|2013–2015||Doctor Who||Petronella Osgood||4 episodes|
|2014||96 Ways to Say I Love You||Cammy|
|2016||Plebs||Camilla||Episode: "Justin Junior"|
|2016||The Magicians||Dragon (voice)||Episode: "The Rattening"|
|2019||Silent Witness||D.I. Briggs||2 Episodes|
|2019||The Hustle||Brigitte Desjardins|
|2019||Last Christmas||Police Woman Crowley|
|2021||The Watch||Doctor Cruces||4 episodes|
|2018||Doctor Who Infinity||Osgood (voice)|||
|2021||Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins||Osgood|||
|2019-present||Party's Over||Christine Tobin|