Such fun! Who should have popped up at a Cornish convenience store on Monday but comedian and actress Miranda Hart.

Bear with while we give a little squeal!

Her appearance had people running – nay galloping – to St Keverne Spar in Cornwall for a glimpse of the actress, who was the star of the eponymous TV sitcom Miranda for three seasons and was also a fan-favourite in Call The Midwife as ‘Chummy’.

The 51-year-old stopped off at the shop on The Square to pick up a few essentials while in the area – although it is not known if she was holidaying on the Lizard Peninsula or there for work purposes.

Dressed casually in a black V-neck T-shirt and sunglasses on her head, she bought a loaf of Warburtons Tiger Bloomer bread and some Kettle Chips crisps.

While at the shop she was happy to pose for a picture with staff and have a chat with some of the customers.

Falmouth Packet: Miranda with staff including Emma Richards (left)Miranda with staff including Emma Richards (left) (Image: Emma Richards/St Keverne Spar)

With the Spar shop currently recruiting for more staff, one or two of the locals joked afterwards – somewhat optimistically – that maybe she was applying for a new role.

However, it is likely that the award-winning actress – who has won three Royal Television Society awards, four British Comedy Awards and four BAFTA nominations, as well as making her Hollywood debut in the film Spy in 2015 – was simply there for pleasure.

Miranda recently demonstrated her quirky sense of humour of Instagram when she was filmed by a friend turning around in circles on the spot – next to a National Trust car park sign positioned next to a boat, which stated ‘Turning space only’. She captioned the post “This lady is for turning,” in a reference to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s famous saying “This lady’s not for turning.”


Although taking a break from TV screens in recent years, Miranda has written a number of books.

In 2017 she also became the first solo female presenter of the Royal Variety Performance in 105 years.