Sandi Toksvig (1959- )

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Sandi Toksvig was born on May 3, 1959, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father, Claus Toksvig, was a foreign correspondent for Danish television, and was sent on assignments to several countries around the world, and so Sandi Toksvig was brought up in Europe, Africa, and the United States. Sandi Toksvig spent six years at Mamoroneck High School in New York State. She also went to a boarding school in Guildford, Britain. She went to Girton College Cambridge University to study law and archaeology and anthropology. She also studied Muslim law as part of her extra studies. She hoped to become a human rights lawyer. She won the Theresa Montefiore Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement and the Raemakers Prize for Archaeology. She took a year off her studies to work as a lighting technician on Jesus Christ, Superstar at the Palace Theatre, London. While at Cambridge she wrote and starred in the first all-woman show for the Footlights review. She graduated from the university with a first class degree in law. She then went to work on various productions for Nottingham Playhouse, including Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. She went on to work with the New Shakespeare Company in Regents Park, London. She then worked in children's television and later she moved into the comedy circuit, radio, and mainstream television.

Tales from the Norse's Mouth

 Unusual Day

 Whistling for the Elephants

 Super-saver Mouse

 Super-saver Mouse to the Rescue

 The Troublesome Tooth Fairy  

 Flying Under Bridges  

 The Travels of Lady Bulldog Burton  

 Melted Into Air  

 Forgotten Forest  

 Hitler's Canary