London born and bred, 26ish year old single girl (at least she was in late February 2000!) Daisy is the daughter of the late Terence Donovan, the famous photographer. She used to live (I believe in Chelsea) with her mother, Diana, who chairs the Arts Foundation and the English National Ballet School. She has an older brother, Terry, who works as a marketing director in New York and she also has a half-brother named Dan, who is famous for Big Audio Dynamite and being Patsy Kensit's first husband.
She went to St Paul's Girls School, were she met her inspiration Baroness Heather Brigstocke, her Headmistress. After leaving school she went to Cambridge to read Classics, but found that subject was not for her - she liked to perform. Before working on the show she graduated from Edinburgh University in Performing Arts.
Daisy, along with Paul and Iain, has been on the show since it's inception. She started off behind the camera as a researcher in the first series of the show and made an occasional appearance as ‘It Girl’ Pandora Box-Grainger (or so my sources say – I can’t remember!). She was promoted in series 2 to presenter (albeit somewhat below Iain) whilst also carrying on working as a researcher. It was also here that The Angel of Delight was let loose on our politicians and Daisy was let loose on the streets, microphone in hand. This is where I feel Daisy is at her best, interviewing. Since then, from the third series in late 1999, Daisy was promoted again to co-presenter, doing equal work with Iain, whilst continuing her outside interviews. In series 4, The Angel of Delight was replaced with The News Avenger. The News Avenger turned out to be in the shadow of The Angel of Delight in terms of quality, and seemed to be dropped after a few weeks. In the final week of Series 4, two street interviews in America that Daisy did were broadcast, and both were excellent.
During the middle of 1999 Channel 4 chiefs were rumoured to be looking into her as the new presenter for ‘The Big Breakfast’, but nothing came of it. During the summer of 1999 Daisy said she learned to moonwalk, organised Net Aid and also swam the Channel. Highly unlikely as she said it on The 11 O’Clock Show in October.
She appears to be a photographer, as this list from taken from the Vogue web site as recent as February 2000.
PHOTOGRAPHS © PHILIP BERRYMAN, PADDY COOK, SEAN CUNNINGHAM, DAISY DONOVAN, ANDREW LAMB AND PETER LINDBERGH
Well, with her late father being a famous photographer, I wouldn’t bet against this being her. Plus, my sources tell me that this is Daisy and that she is a keen photographer who specialises in style photography (whatever the fuck that means, I don’t have a clue!)
Since the departure of Ali G, Daisy was the most popular person on the show, possibly because that roughly two thirds of the show’s viewers are male… Or maybe it’s because she has more talent than the others… You judge for yourself.
Daisy has now left the show to pursue an acting career, and maybe also to further her presenting career.
Presenter and interviewer on The 11 O’Clock Show (obviously).
Nominated for Best Female Newcomer at the 1999 UK Comedy Awards.
Won a poll on Dymond Geyser’s UK Babes web page by a street.
Appeared in the film ‘Still Crazy’ and Alas Smith and Jones in 1997.
Graduated in Performing Arts from Edinburgh.
Judge for the 1999 Q Awards
I’ve been told she was an extra in the last James Bond movie, ‘The World Is Not Enough’. Apparently, she appeared in a casino scene. I haven’t seen the film yet (the only Bond film I haven’t seen), so if anyone could clarify this for me, I would be grateful. Played a Dentist Nurse in crap BBC1 sitcom ‘My Family’ in 2000.
Anything I’ve missed, please inform me!
Series 4 Studio News
Series 2 Entrance
What's New Pussycat? (PURR...)
A younger Daisy in the film 'Still Crazy'
Series 2 entrance
Series 3 Studio News
Series 4 montage 1
Series 4 montage 2
Series 4 montage 3
Series 4 (very nice...)
Series 4 montage 4
Look into my crystal balls... (Madame DeeDee)
Ooh, BIG eyes (Series 4)
What you looking at? (Series 4)
Series 4 Studio (montage)
See, Daisy does like Ricky! (montage)
Another Series 4 Studio Montage
And Yet Another...
Madame Dee Dee with Emma Patfield (montage)
Daisy McDonovan (Series 4 montage)
LINKS TO MORE DAISY PICS
Spazmodic Daisy (bottom right)
Other People Pages & Back Home
Other current reporters
The Angel of Delight
The News Avenger
Site Home Page
But wait..! More Daisy pics here!
Daisy in Wonderland
Series 4 Montage
Montage from Daisy's last show
Get the tissues out (last show)
At least I won't be with the lanky twat again! (last show)
Her choice - She chose New York
Daisy in uniform (from My Family - a crap BBC sitcom)