Vicki Michelle

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Vicki Michelle MBE
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Michelle on tour in 'Allo 'Allo! in 1986
Born (1950-12-14) 14 December 1950 (age 64)
Chigwell, Essex, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–
Known for Role of Yvette Carte-Blanche
Role of Patricia Foster
Notable work(s) Yvette Carte-Blanche in 'Allo 'Allo!
Patricia Foster in Emmerdale
Television 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)
Emmerdale (2007, 2008, 2009)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014)
Relatives Ann Michelle (sister)
Website
http://www.vickimichelle.co.uk/

Vicki Michelle MBE (born 14 December 1950, Chigwell) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the BBC television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo! and as a recurring character Patricia Foster in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

Early life[edit]

Her father was a fish-trader and her mother an actress. She attended Knewnham Junior School in Wanstead and West Hatch Technical High School. After O-levels she stayed on at school to complete a secretarial course. Hoping to become a ballet dancer she joined the Aida Foster stage school.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Michelle was given small television roles while still at stage school, the first being in Dixon of Dock Green. She appeared in big-screen versions of popular English sitcoms The Likely Lads and George and Mildred, and played alongside her sister Ann Michelle in the British horror film Virgin Witch and with Joan Collins in Alfie Darling, the sequel to Alfie. She also appeared regularly in the 1970s children's BBC TV series Crackerjack. More recently, she played the role of Amanda Newman in 2010 TV film Resentment, and she was Deborah Whitton in the 2013 rom com The Callback Queen. In the early 1980s she appeared in some high-profile advertisements for Harp Lager; the slogan was "Sally O'Brien and the way she might look at you", and there was surprise when it was discovered that the actress playing the Irish character Sally O'Brien was English but with an Irish grandparent.. In 2007, she appeared in a Children in Need special of Hotel Babylon and, the following year, appeared on BBC's cookery programme Celebrity MasterChef.

After spending much of 2008 on tour with the 'Allo 'Allo! stage show, Michelle took a break to pursue various other projects, including appearing as the Wicked Queen in a pantomime production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Hull New Theatre. She rejoined the cast of 'Allo 'Allo! in March 2009, reprising her role as sexy waitress Yvette. Michelle made several appearances in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as Patricia Foster, mother of Jonny Foster – a role which she reprised for two episodes in early 2009.[2] In Autumn 2014, Michelle returned to the stage in the hit play 'Hello Norma Jeane' at London's Kings Head Theatre, where she took on the role of an Essex grandma who claims to be Marilyn Monroe.[3]

Producer[edit]

In 2012, Michelle was executive producer of the film based on the Ray Cooney theatrical Run For Your Wife.[4]

Honour[edit]

Michelle was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to charity.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Type Role Notes
1970 Softly, Softly: Taskforce TV Reen 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Safe in the Streets?"
1971 Softly, Softly: Taskforce TV Rae 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Floater"
1972 Virgin Witch Film Betty Film, Main Role
1973 Softly, Softly: Taskforce TV Wanda Harris 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Loudmouth"
1974 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? TV Madelyn 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Ant and the Grasshopper "
1975 En la cresta de la ola Film Teresa Film Role
1976 Alfie Darling Film Bird Film Role
1976 The Likely Lads Film Glenys Film Role
1976 Space: 1999 TV Barbara 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Taybor"
1976 The Two Ronnies TV Hughes 1 Episode
1976 Queen Kong Film Crew Girl Film Role
1976 The Two Ronnies TV Newspaper Hawker 1 Episode
1977 Spectre TV Second Maid TV Movie
1977 The Goodies TV Nurse 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Rock Goodies"
1978 The Greek Tycoon Film Nico's Girlfriend Feature Film, Film Role
1978 Come Back Mrs. Noah TV The Maid 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Housing Problem"
1978 The Professionals TV Jo 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Hunter/Hunted"
1979 The Two Ronnies TV Mrs Featherstone 1 Episode
1980 Minder TV Sarah Jane 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here"
1982 Don't Rock the Boat TV Janet 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Combat Fatigue"
1982–1992 'Allo 'Allo! TV Yvette Carte-Blanche Series Regular, 85 Episodes
1983 The Professionals TV Tina 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Untouchables"
1983 Are You Being Served? TV C.B Voice 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Calling All Customers"
1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show TV Various 3 Episodes
1987–1990 Blankety Blank TV Herself 4 Episodes
1993–1997 Celebrity Squares TV Herself 6 Episodes, Guest
1997 Gayle's World TV Guest 2 Episodes
1999 The Colour of Funny Film Peggy Lynch Film Role
1999 The Vanessa Show TV Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2002 The Weakest Link TV Herself 1 Episode, Classic British Sitcom Stars
2004 Britain's Greatest Sitcom TV Herself TV Documentary
2006 All in the Game TV Emma TV Movie Special
2007 Richard & Judy TV Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2007 The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! TV Yvette Carte-Blanche TV Special
2007, 2008, 2009 Emmerdale TV Patricia Foster Recurring Role, 4 Episodes
2007, 2008 BBC Breakfast TV Herself Guest, 2 Episodes
2007 Hotel Babylon Children In Need TV Suzette Children In Need Special
2008 Celebrity Masterchef TV Herself Participant/Contestant
2008, 2011 The Alan Titchmarsh Show TV Herself 2 Episodes, Guest
2008, 2011 Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments TV Herself TV Documentary
2009 Cash in the Celebrity Attic TV Herself 1 Episode, Vicki Michelle Episode
2009 Loose Women TV Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2010 Resentment TV Amanda Newman TV Movie
2010 The One Show TV Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2011 Doctors. TV Penny Lester 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Whip Hand"
2012 Run For Your Wife Film Tourist Executive Producer/Cameo Role
2012 The Mario Rosenstock Show TV Sally O'Brien 1 Episode
2012 Daybreak TV Herself 2 Episodes, Guest
2012, 2013, 2014 Big Brother's Bit On The Side TV Herself 6 Episodes, Panelist
2013 The Callback Queen Film Deborah Whitton Film Role
2014 C.O.O.L.I.O Time Traveler Gangster Film Mrs. Aznavour Film Role
2014 No Reasons Film Dr Victoria Spencer Post-Production
2014 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! TV Herself Contestant, Series 14

Theatre[edit]

2014

  • Hello Norma Jeane - Lynnie - Kings Head Theatre, London - Matthew Gould

2014

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Lady Bracknell - McGrigor Hall, Frinton - Edward Max

2012

  • Wife Begins at Forty - Linda Harper - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford - Ray Cooney

2012

  • That’s Love - Sarah Daniels - UK Tour - Ron Aldridge

2011

  • Stop Dreamin’ - Vi Collins - UK Tour - Ray Cooney

2010

  • Stop Dreamin’ - Vi Collins - UK Tour - Ray Cooney

2010

  • Wife Begins at Forty - Linda Harper - Grand Theatre, Blackpool - Brian Godfrey

2009

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas - Mona Stangley -New Theatre, Hull - Jonathan Parker

2008/09

  • Allo Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - National Tour - James Robert Carson

2008

  • Lock Up Your Daughters - Mrs Squeezum - Hoxne - Matthew Townshend

2007

  • Annie - Miss Hannigan - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Scott St. Martin

2007

  • Double Vision - Dawn & Donna - Lyceum Theatre, Crewe - Jay Marcus

2006

  • Audacity - Gillian - Lyceum Theatre, Crewe - Jay Marcus

2006

  • Salad Days - Lady Raeburn & Asphynxia - National Tour - Matthew Townshend

2006

  • Funny Money - Betty - UK Tour - Giles Watling & Ian Dickens

2005

  • Stepping Out - Maxine - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Chris Colby

2005

  • Salads Days - Lady Raeburn & Asphynxia - National Tour - Matthew Townshend

2005

  • Annie - Miss Hannigan - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury - Eric Potts

2005

  • Bedside Manners - Sally - Overseas Tour - Chris Moreno

2005

  • Don’t Dress For Dinner - Jacqueline - Overseas Tour - Chris Moreno

2004

  • Reflections - Narrator - Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

2004

  • Out Of Order - Pamela Willey - National Tour - Ian Dickens

2002/03

  • Don’t Dress For Dinner - Jacqueline - International Tour - Ian Dickens

2002

  • The Tart & The Vicars Wife - Glenda Parry - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Chris Colby

2001

  • Annie - Miss Hannigan - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Chris Colby

2001

  • Business Affairs - Hilda Bigley - National Tour - John B Hobbs

2001

  • Table Manners - Ruth - National Tour - Ian Dickens

2000

  • Round & Round The Garden - Ruth - National Tour - Ian Dickens

1999

  • Beauty & The Beast - Bathsheba - Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe - Steve Shappelle

1998

  • Women of a Certain Age - Renee - National Tour - David Simmons

1998

  • Don’t Dress For Dinner - Jacqueline - National Tour - Ian Dickens

1996/97

  • Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - National Tour - Peter Farago

1996

  • Dracula - Mina - National Tour - Alan Cohen

1995

  • Don’t Dress For Dinner - Jacqueline - National Tour - Peter Farago

1993/94

  • Don’t Dress For Dinner - Jacqueline - National Tour - Peter Farago

1987/88

  • Allo Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - International Tour - Peter Farago

1986/87

  • Allo Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - West End - Peter Farago

1985

  • Doctor In The House - Vera - National Tour - Paul Elliott

1969

  • Play It Again Sam - Angie - West End - Joseph Hardy

Pantomime[edit]

  • 1983 - Snow White - Wicked Red Queen - Opera House, Cork
  • 1988 - Snow White - Wicked Queen - The Alexandra House, Birmingham
  • 1991 - Aladdin - Genie - The New Theatre, Cardiff
  • 1992 - Aladdin - Genie - Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
  • 1993 - Jack & The Beanstalk - Fairy - The Grand Theatre, Swansea
  • 1994 - Aladdin - Genie - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
  • 1996 - Mother Goose - Fairy - Hippodrome, Birmingham
  • 1997 - Jack & The Beanstalk - Fairy - Churchill Theatre, Bromley
  • 1999 - Aladdin - Genie - The Grand Theatre, Swansea
  • 2000 - Snow White - Wicked Queen - Alban Arena, St. Albans
  • 2001 - Snow White - Wicked Queen - Broadway Theatre, Lewisham
  • 2002 - Aladdin - Aladdin - Civic Hall, Bedworth
  • 2003 - Peter Pan - Herrietta & Mrs Darling - New Theatre, Hull
  • 2004 - Cinderella - Lady Cruella - New Theatre, North Wales Theatre, Llandudno
  • 2005 - Sleeping Beauty - Fairy Moan - Broadway Theatre, Peterborough
  • 2006 - Sleeping Beauty - Lilac Fairy - Plaza Theatre, Stockport
  • 2007 - Robin Hood - The Enchantress - Connaught Theatre, Worthing
  • 2008 - Snow White - Wicked Queen - New Theatre Hull
  • 2009 - Snow White - Wicked Queen - Playhouse, Western Super Mare
  • 2010 - Sleeping Beauty - Carabosse - Palace Theatre, Newark
  • 2011 - Sleeping Beauty - Carabosse - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
  • 2012 - Beauty And The Beast - Silver Enchantress - Hexagon Theatre, Reading
  • 2013 - Sleeping Beauty - Lilac Fairy - Middlesbrough Theatre

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