| Television presenter|
Dan Mazer (m. 2005)
| 23 July 1973 (age 42) (1973-07-23) Brooklyn, New York, United States|
Diana Donovan, Terence Donovan
Mini Ivy Mazer, Maisy Mazer
Dan Donovan, Terry Donovan
Death at a Funeral, The 11 O'Clock Show, Millions, Wild Child, Daisy Does America
Dan Mazer, Terence Donovan, Dan Donovan, Iain Lee, Frank Oz
Daisy Donovan Wikipedia
Daisy Donovan (born 23 July 1973) is an English television presenter, actress and writer.
Donovan was born in London. Her father was fashion photographer and film director Terence Donovan; her mother, Diana (St. Felix Dare), is chairwoman of the English National Ballet School. She is sister to Rockstar Games co-founder Terry Donovan and half-sister to Big Audio Dynamite keyboard player Dan Donovan – and therefore former sister-in-law of Patsy Kensit. Donovan went to the independent St Paul's Girls School in Hammersmith, London, where she met her inspiration – the High Mistress, Baroness Brigstocke. She went to the University of Cambridge to read Classics, but found that subject was not for her and went to the University of Edinburgh to study English and performed with the Drama Society. She then studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Donovan became a receptionist, and then a runner on the first series of The Eleven O'Clock Show. The producers were looking for a female interviewer who would act straight but use comedic lines, and searched everywhere – until they tried their receptionist, the rather posh-talking Donovan. She made occasional appearance as "It Girl" Pandora Box-Grainger. In the second series she presented shorts, 'Angel of Delight', in which she interviewed politicians (she once asked Denis Healey whether he would ever give Margaret Thatcher a "pearl necklace") and got the co-host job with Iain Lee from late 1999–2000.
In 2000, Donovan was featured prominently in series one of sitcom My Family, playing Brigitte, Ben's annoying, superstitious dental assistant.
Donovan subsequently hosted quiz shows: Does Doug Know? and the eponymous Daisy Daisy, which she also wrote and produced. In 2006, Donovan presented the British Fashion awards and later presented one series of a programme based in America called Daisy Does America.
Since 2006 she has concentrated on writing screenplays and acting in minor roles. Donovan appeared in Death at a Funeral (2007), Wild Child (2008) and I Give It A Year (2012).
She married longtime boyfriend, the Academy Award nominated Ali G producer Dan Mazer, in 2005 in a quiet ceremony in Morocco. They have two daughters: Maisy and Mini Ivy.
She lives in west London.Spiceworld: The Movie (reporter, uncredited) 1997
Still Crazy (female reporter) 1998
Parting Shots 1998
The Eleven O'Clock Show (presenter) 1998–2000
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Alexanda/Marina) 1999
My Family BBC television comedy series 1 (Brigitte) (2000)
Daisy, Daisy (host) 2001
Does Doug Know? (host) 2002
Second Nature (Kristina Kane/Amy O'Brien) 2003
Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile for UK television (Cornelia Robson) 2004
Coming Up (Jen) Pillow Talk episode 2004
Millions (Dorothy) 2004
Angel's Hell (Polly) 2005
Daisy Does America (host) 2005
Death at a Funeral (Martha) 2007
Wild Child (Miss Rees-Withers) 2008
The Greatest Shows on Earth (host) 2013