Daisy May Cooper

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Daisy May Cooper photographed ahead of her new show "Rain Dogs" which is about a dysfunctional, unconventional family on the fringes of society, attempting to go straight in a crooked world.

The show, co-produced by BBC and HBO, charts an unconventional love story between a working-class single mum, her 10-year-old daughter, and a privileged gay man. Daisy May Cooper is an English actress and writer. She won the 2018 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for playing Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country, which she co-created and co-wrote with her younger brother, Charlie Cooper. After one role as a young mother in ITV series Doc Martin she returned to the West Country, working as a cleaner with her brother Charlie. For a while the siblings lived together – their experiences would later form part of the writings for This Country.

In 2014, she landed the role of PC Garvey in the TV series The Wrong Mans. In the same year, a pilot based on the Coopers' initial series pitch had been shot for ITV as the (never released) film Kerry, setting the basis for This Country.

She wrote and starred with her brother, Charlie, in the BBC Three comedy series This Country, for which she won a TV BAFTA award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018. Due to the success of the first series of This Country, a second series was commissioned and aired on BBC Three in February 2018. A third series aired in 2020.

In 2019, she played Peggotty in The Personal History of David Copperfield and in 2020, she had a part in Armando Iannucci's HBO space comedy Avenue 5. She also appeared with her father, Paul, on Celebrity Gogglebox. On 29 July 2020, Cooper took part in the tenth series of Taskmaster. In 2022 she played one of the two lead characters in the television sitcom The Witchfinder.

In 2023, she participated as "Otter" on the fourth series of The Masked Singer
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