An ever-expanding collection of random details related to Michelle Gomez and her career.

Michelle Gomez was born in Glasgow on 23rd November 1966 to parents May and Tony Gomez. Michelle grew up with three brothers: Kenneth and Derek, and her twin brother Raymond. She attended Shawlands Academy in Glasgow's Southside before training at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Michelle won the award for funniest woman at Loaded magazine's LAFTA awards in 2007, beating fellow nominees Catherine Tate, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen and Karen Taylor.

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On Friday 3rd September 2004, two shows featuring Michelle: Green Wing and Carrie & Barry, both premiered on the same evening. The first episode of Carrie & Barry was shown on BBC1 at 9pm while Green Wing started at 9.30pm on Channel 4. What an evening that must have been!

(I did watch Green Wing that evening)

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Michelle likes to joke that she is a Scottish-Mexican but in fact her father was Caribbean of Portuguese descent.  Born in Montserrat and raised in Antigua, Tony Gomez relocated to Scotland as a child and was educated in Edinburgh.

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In Autumn 2005, Michelle presented the award for best comedy at the Scottish BAFTAs. After taking the stage she randomly started singing "Where is your Pingu?".

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Michelle married Jack Davenport on 6th May 2000 at St. Margaret's church in Newlands, Glasgow. They have been together since July 1997 and they were introduced by Andrew Lincoln of "The Walking Dead" fame, who was also best man at their wedding. Their son, Harry, was born in February 2010.

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Michelle's first dog was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross named Sadie. She and Jack chose to adopt an older rescue dog for a shorter commitment in case having a dog didn't suit them, but they fell in love with Sadie and it broke Michelle's heart when she died.  Jack Russell pup Frank joined the family shortly after.

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According to Jack's uncle, Jonathan Aitken, in his book "Porridge and  Passion", the film Subterrain (2001) was screened only once. Aitken describes the short film as "boring" and "mercifully brief" and states that he only attended the premiere out of family loyalty.

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Michelle's full name is Michelle May Romney Marsham Antonia Gomez. All her middle names are derived from family names.

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Australian singer Kylie Minogue invested funds in the film Subterrain (2001) and is credited as an Executive Producer.

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The three segments that comprise The Acid House (1998) were originally released as three separate films on distinct release dates. This explains why Michelle's film credits often refer only to the title of her segment, "The Soft Touch".

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