Daphne can be seen blowing out the candles on her Birthday cake in the new BUPA advert
You can read more about Daphne’s antics in the book ‘Funnily Enough’ available here
You can read more about BUPA’s advertising campaign here
Daphne Neville at Bakers Mill near Cirencester in the Cotswolds with Rudi, her tame Asian short-clawed otter
~ Country Life magazine, 11th September 2019 ~
Daphne Neville and Rudi the Otter appeared in five episodes of ‘Come Dine With Me’, first broadcast at on Chanel 4 in 2018 and repeated forever more.
By the end of the first episode #comedinewithme was trending on Twitter:
‘#comedinewithme Daphne is what is great about Britain..cute polite nice classy positive welcoming….’
‘Daphne is lovely ‘#comedinewithme’
The only reason I tuned into watch #comedinewithme this week was to watch the delightful and lovable Daphne Neville she is the perfect dinner guest, she’s welcome round mine anytime otter too lol aww she’s just lovely.
#ComeDineWithMe how cute is that old lady Daphne!! Ahhh’
‘Yes and we love Daphne too!!
#comedinewithme ‘#comedinewithme I could not love Daphne anymore than if she was my own Nan!’
‘Aww I do love Daphne!!
‘We are only tuning in to watch daphne
‘Aww isn’t Daphne just the best!!
‘I love Daphne on #comedinewithme
‘Daphne the perfect dinner guest
#comedinewithme #comedinewithme I totally want to adopt Daphne!!
Daphne opened Episode 5, being ‘first off’, with a can of tomatoes.
Daphne was interviewed in her kitchen and we met the guests as they came downstairs.
Every detail had been carefully planned. The wine was chilled, the table looked lovely and there was almost constant laughter. Viewers seemed to be engaged: ‘Go daphne!!
Daphne prepared tomato and mushroom soup for her four guests, followed by wild salmon, only to find out that two of the guests disliked fish, which was a bit of a pity.
Viewers on Twitter were appalled: ‘So James wouldn’t eat Daphne’s main cause he doesn’t like fish but his starter is lobster?
One of the guests, who was a stickler for good manners, became irritated by another member of the party and walked out before pudding, which was quite dramatic.
She rather blew her own words out of the water although Daphne said Anne later wrote to apologise.
There was a roar from viewers on Twitter:
#comedinewithme ‘OMG how rude is Anne?! Lecturing the others on manners and then walking out on Daphne?! Bitch!’
Suddenly there was one less. Daphne’s fans on Twitter were in uproar:
#comedinewithme Poor Daphne, completely bemused!!
Daphne kept going and the evening became increasingly enjoyable, especially when Rudi the Otter was brought down to meet everyone.
In the end, Daphne was awarded 28 points by her four dinner guests
The Twitter-atary added their opinion:
‘Everyone needs to protect and look after Daphne, that woman is a legend!!
‘If Daphne doesn’t win I’m going to kill someone
‘Anyone see the water sossig on #comedinewithme ? (accompnaied with GIF of an ottter)
‘Daphne is our winner
#comedinewithme #comedinewithme Can we have Daphne on every week please!
You can watch this week’s episode on Channel 4 catch-up here
You can! Daphne and Rudi the Otter will be appearing at the Frampton Country Fair in South Gloucestershire on Saturday 8th September 2019. All welcome! You can read about the antics of Daphne and her tame otters in ‘Funnily Enough’ by Sophie Neville available online or to order at your local library.
Daphne Neville appearing on come Dine With Me
‘You won’t see me, I was playing a wall-flower,’ but rest assured Daphne was there, in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
‘I’m in a scene with June Whitfield when everyone is dancing.’ This is clearly described by Jennifer Saunders as, ‘some kind of late-night lesbo party’ and Daphne’s sitting to left of screen with a fancy glass of champagne in her hand!
‘It’s meant to be the South of France but was shot in a hotel in London.’
They did have fun.
You want more?
Trailer for the award-winning short thriller ‘Cold Caller’ starring Daphne Neville, Philip Cook and Peter Stenson
“An elderly couple encounter a mysterious ‘cold caller’. Convinced of his credentials, they invite him into their home with unexpected consequences.”
You can visit Lucky Feather Productions on Youtube.
Having recently appeared in Broadchurch, playing Charlotte Rampling’s ancient mother, Daphne Neville has just finished filming Cold Caller, a short film by Philip Cook, shot on location in the Cotswolds.
It is a chilling tale shot by Matt Bigwood and produced by George Collings. Daphne plays Marjorie, an old lady who receives a call from a certain security expert who does not take his gloves off when he accepts a cup of tea.
Daphne Neville appears at the beginning of this trailer for The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes.
‘Truly, Mr Dickens,’ she assures him. ‘It is never so alive as when it is spoken by its author.’
The hectic scene featured at the start of this official trailer was shot on location at Harrow School where Daphne’s grandson was a pupil. Her wig was originally made for Judi Dench, she rather liked the bonnet and had a wonderful driver.
Written by Abi Morgan, and also starring Felicity Jones and Kirsten Scott Thomas the film has been described as ‘brilliantly acted, vibrantly alive… ‘
Since the movie trailer has been watched nearly 4,800,000 times, we have great expectations.
For more stills of Daphne appearing in costume dramas please click here.