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Carla Mendonça

Carla Mendonça English actress

English actress
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro English actress
Is Actor
From United Kingdom
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1964
Age: 56 years
The details

Carla Mendonça (born 16 November 1964 in Coventry, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress best known for proceeding the role of Sophie Johnson in the CITV children's sitcom My Parents Are Aliens. She has a degree in Theatre Studies and Dramatic Art from the University of Warwick.

Personal life

Mendonça's parents were ballet dancers, her mother from England and her father from Portugal. Her brother, Jorge, was a colonel in the British Army. Mendonça attended Bishopshalt School, Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex.



Year Title Character Studio Notes
1998 Hilary and Jackie Spanish Maid Channel 4 Films
Intermedia Films
2006 Jam Mum Burnett Entertainment
Thanksgiving Films
2013 Common People Mrs. Owen Common People Productions
Park Bench Pictures


Year Title Character Channel Notes
1984 The Young Ones Woman at Trial BBC Two 1 episode
1984 The Lenny Henry Show Various BBC One 1 episode
1984 Pushing Up Dasies Various ITV 1 episode
1985 Coming Next Various ITV 6 episodes
1986 Lytton's Diary Candy ITV 1 episode
1990 KYTV Gillian/Debbie Gutteridge BBC Two 2 episodes
1991 Bottom Jenny BBC Two 1 episode
1991 Hale and Pace Various ITV 1 episode
1991-92 Motormouth Juliet Nichols ITV 32 episodes
1993 French and Saunders Lavinia BBC Two 1 episode
1993 Comedy Playhouse Imo BBC One 1 episode
1993-95 The Legends of Treasure Island Additional voices ITV Voice; 26 episodes
1993 Wycliffe Det. Sgt. Lane ITV 1 episode
1996 Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives Caroline Channel 4 1 episode
1997 Rebecca Hairdresser ITV 1 episode
1997 Smith and Jones Various BBC One 2 episodes
1997 Spark Beth BBC One 3 episodes
1997 Harry Enfield and Chums Woman in Information Film BBC One 2 episodes
1998 Comedy Nation Various BBC Two 1 episode
2001 Baddiel's Syndrome Cleaner Sky One 1 episode
2001-06 My Parents Are Aliens Sophie Johnson ITV
73 episodes
2003-04 My Dad's the Prime Minister Clare Phillips BBC One
13 episodes
2007 Roman's Empire Morwenna Pretty BBC Two 6 episodes
2007 Legends Narrator BBC Four 1 episode
2008-10 Big Barn Farm Female Voices CBeebies Voice; 40 episodes
2009 Dani's House Fleur Blair CBBC 1 episode
2009, 2011 Doctors Nina Hollins/Lydia BBC One 2 episodes
2011 Scoop Pauline Wilmott CBBC 1 episode
2013 Great Night Out Mrs. Moogan ITV Episode 3, series 1
2015–present So Awkward Mrs. Fitzgerald CBBC 10 episodes

Mendonça has also appeared in Comedy Nation for BBC (playing various characters) during 1998, in episodes of Bottom entitled "Smells", as Mrs. Cholmondley-Warner in episodes of Harry Enfield and Chums as part of "Women, Know Your Limits", as Livinia in the French and Saunders episode "Misery", as Imo in Comedy Playhouse episode "Cut and Run", as Candy in the Lytton's Diary episode "The Ends and the Means", as Lyda in the Doctors episode "Last Supper in Suburbia", as Valerie in The Young Ones episode "Sick", with Gareth Hale, Norman Pace and Chris Barrie in an 80s comedy sketch show entitled Coming Next, in two episodes of Alas Smith and Jones, voicing various characters in the children's animated CITV series The Legends of Treasure Island. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Wycliffe as DS Lucy Lane alongside Jack Shepherd although this role was subsequently given to Helen Masters.

She is the sister of Colonel Jorge Mendonça who served with the First Battalion The Queen's Lancashire Regiment., and was also a member of the University of Warwick team for the 2011 Christmas special of University Challenge, who were runners-up in the competition.

She is married to actor and writer Clive Mantle.


Her theatre roles include:

Theatre/Company Production Role Notes
Globe Theatre Daisy Pulls It Off Trixie Martin
Oxford Stage Company Measure for Measure Isabella
Twelfth Night Viola
King Lear Regan
As You Like It Celia
Hampstead Theatre In the Club Nicola
Derby Playhouse The Killing of Sister George Mercy Croft
Royal Lyceum Theatre The Curse of the Starving Class Ella
Royal Shakespeare Company The Mouse and His Child Elephant
Royal Exchange Theatre Too Clever By Half Madame Tourousina
Tobacco Factory Theatre 101 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil
Nottingham Playhouse Noises Off Dotty Otley
The Amazing Tour Company The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire Scary Woman in the Sky
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