Samantha Baines
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Award-winning actress and comedian who can't tolerate dairy. As seen on BBC, CBBC and in new film A Royal Night Out. As heard on XFM, Radio 4 and BBC London 94.9. What the Frock Best Newcomer 2015, Funny Women Finalist 2014, occasional poet and big time show off.

Entries by Samantha Baines

Seven Things You Should Never Do Now We Are Probably Leaving the European Union

(1) Comments | Posted 8 July 2016 | (16:36)

photo credit: I Want To Be In EU - March For Europe Demonstration - Parliament Square, London - 2 July 2016. via photopin (license)

So those who voted Leave are happy and those who told them to vote Leave...

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Wedding Blog: Stamp Your Way to Wedding Success

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (19:16)

Image credit: Samantha Baines using Noolibird stamps

Wedding invites and stationary can be an extremely pricey addition to your wedding budget but some good stationary really adds extra detail to your big day. There are lots of companies out...

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An Interview With Award-Winning Filmmaker D R Hood

(0) Comments | Posted 7 March 2016 | (08:48)

photo: D R Hood via Likely Story

Award-winning film-maker D R Hood took time out of her busy schedule raising money for her latest feature to chat to me about being a director and screenwriter. I have had the pleasure of working...

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Leaf It Out: It Really Is Time for Tea

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2016 | (23:00)

photo credit: Starting the day via photopin (license)
Tea and sequins - a perfect combo!

Tea gets a bad rep these days as everyone is so bothered about that strong smelling coffee stuff and tea is...

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Just Some Record Breaking Comedy...

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2016 | (22:57)

Comedian Samantha Baines, Photo credit: Eva

This week Eva App in association with Funny Women walked into the history books, setting the record for the most jokes told by women on social media in one hour and I got to host...

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St Pancras Station Is Ruining Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted 15 December 2015 | (12:23)

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Book Review: 'The Person Controller' by David Baddiel

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2015 | (12:55)

picture credit: Harper Collins

David Baddiel's first children's fiction offering - The Parent Agency, was everything you'd expect from a comedian: social commentary, inventive characters and puns galore. In his second book Baddiel has surrendered gags for story and it's all got...

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Wedding Blog: The Bridesmaid Dress Dilemma

(2) Comments | Posted 10 November 2015 | (16:01)

The wedding planning has begun. We have booked a venue and I have asked four wonderful women to be my bridesmaids now the scary bit... bridesmaid dress buying!

There are so many things to think about, number one of which is I don't want to make four of the most...

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Five Ultimate Halloween Costume Cheats That Everyone Should Know

(3) Comments | Posted 27 October 2015 | (23:00)

Fancy dress not your bag of bogey themed candy? Just can't be bothered with the planning and expense of it all? Well here are the ultimate and the cheapest fancy dress cheats that will see you through this horror-ble weekend.

1. The Pumpkin

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Six Reasons Why Being Engaged (to be Married) Is Seriously Weird

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2015 | (00:00)

I have ripped loads of tights, had to restyle my jewellery collection and I have never been so into colour schemes!

I am engaged as of 30 August 2015 and it's wonderful but it's also seriously weird. After five years with my really rather lovely fiancé I was hoping and...

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10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2015 | (18:51)

1. Explore the Souks

Photo credit: Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even...

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Just When You Thought The Cara Delevingne Interview Couldn't Get More Awkward...

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (23:13)

Don't we ask actresses ridiculous questions on TV! Yes Cara Delevingne brought the sarcasm in THAT interview but the American TV anchors certainly didn't bring the questions.

Did you have time to read the book your film is about? Is that a serious question?! Not to mention the little rant...

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Five Things Edinburgh Fringe Performers Will Be Panicking About Right Now

(1) Comments | Posted 16 July 2015 | (00:00)

Terror grips my heart. In a few weeks one of the most marvellous festivals is happening in Edinburgh; it's called the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and I am performing there. Every year the Edinburgh Fringe grows in size; there is comedy, dance, theatre, poetry, singing, nudity, some more nudity and lots...

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Book Review: 'The Parent Agency' by David Baddiel

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2015 | (14:16)

Image: HarperCollins Children's Books

There aren't many books that have a central character called Barry - except perhaps Barry White biographies - so in the first few pages you realise David Baddiel's new book is a little different. This is...

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Behind the Scenes on 'A Royal Night Out'

(2) Comments | Posted 5 June 2015 | (00:00)

Image credit: Lionsgate

I play Mary in A Royal Night Out (in cinemas now) and I thought you might like a little behind the scenes look at what went on! You get to see everything from the makeup process, to my trailer,...

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'Flatgate': Why I Wore Flats on the Red Carpet in Cannes

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (12:05)

Image credit: Samantha Baines

Should women be forced to wear high heels to premieres?

If you have been following the goings on at the Cannes Film Festival this week you will have heard about 'flatgate': a group of women were turned away...

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Five Reasons You HAVE to Watch: 'A Royal Night Out'

(2) Comments | Posted 15 May 2015 | (00:00)

image credit: Lionsgate UK

It's the hottest new cinema release and its all about the Royal family! A Royal Night Out hits cinemas on 15 May (with previews from 8 May) and I have managed to see it before the...

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Who Needs Mobile Dating Apps When You Give Away Free Coffee?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (11:04)

Photo and thumb credit: Samantha Baines

The Pret A Manger boss revealed this week that his staff can give away free coffee to whoever they like the look of. However, it's clearly all a ploy! A ploy to get his staff dates!

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5 Reasons You Need A Juicer In Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted 1 April 2015 | (18:44)

Gone are the days when I asked for sparkly nail varnish and shiny shoes for my birthday. This year I asked for a shiny sparkly juicer! Yes, I am over 25. No this isn't a nearly thirty health crisis (is it?). Juicing is fun and good for you and so...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Having A Cleaner

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (16:48)

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There is nothing wrong with employing a cleaner (as long as you pay them properly and they are not cleaning against their will). As modern people we very often feel like we...

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