Joanna Fisher

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Joanna Fisher
Joanna Fisher Profile Photo.jpg
Personal information
NationalityBritish
BornHampstead, London
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
SportEquestrian
Event(s)Dressage

Joanna Fisher is a musician, TV personality, equestrian and author most famous for her performances on Channel 4's divisive children's programme Minipops.

Dressage[edit]

Fisher is a dressage rider and represented Great Britain for four years, and was shortlisted for the British 2004 Athens Olympics squad, as well as winning both the 2004 Nations Cup Team and the Steinhagen CDN GP Special, and placing fifth in the Gelderland CDI in the Grand Prix special. Fisher has trained 16 horses to Grand Prix Level[1] and Trained both British Team Pony and Young Rider Individual Gold medal riders.[2][3] In 2005 she sold her horse Coco Chanel to author Tami Hoag.

Early career[edit]

Fisher attended Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, she made her first Television appearance as a young child on the Russell Harty show, she was the youngest performer ever on his show at the time. From the ages of 3 to 5 years old Fisher was a children’s model.

Minipops[edit]

Joanna Fisher was the youngest performer on Minipops, a 1983 musical television series. Fisher's performance of the Sheena Easton hit "9 to 5" caused controversy because of the adult nature of the song's lyrics, as well as Fisher's heavy makeup.[4] Only one season of Minipops was recorded and later Fisher continued to perform with The Mini Pops for five years. Their 1983 album, We're the Mini Pops, was Canada's third highest-selling album ever at the time.[5] Minipops went on to record 9 albums and 4 singles, and were ranked No 1 in the charts in 27 countries. Fisher has been called on to discuss Minipops, appearing in this capacity on the 2007 Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Whatever Happened to the Minipops[5] and Best of Bad TV.[6]

Other appearances[edit]

  • Life After They Were Famous (channel 4 circa 1997/8)
  • Whatever Happened To the Minipops?[7]
  • Best of Bad TV[8]
  • Greatest TV Moments From Hell
  • Posh Pawn Brokers
  • Posh Pawn
  • Big Fat Anniversary Quiz

Later musical career[edit]

In 2011, Fisher released the EP Hypnotised under the name Miss Demeanour.

Writing career[edit]

Fisher's debut book for children, Stable Gossip, was published by Candy Jar Books in 2016. Since 2017, Joanna has also contributed articles to Totally Horse and Pony Magazine.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Get ready for the Royal International". Horse and Hound. 2 July 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Olympic dressage shortlist unveiled". Horse and Hound. 14 January 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ "kingsequestrian.co.uk". Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ Bullock, Darryl W. The World's Worst Records: Volume One: An Arcade of Audio Atrocity. Bristol Green Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-1482624465.
  5. ^ a b Martin Fuller (Director) (2005). Whatever Happened to the Minipops?.
  6. ^ "The Truth About What Happened To The Minipops". Gosocial. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Whatever Happened to the Minipops?". IMDB. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  8. ^ "80's: The Best of Bad TV". IMDB. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  9. ^ "How should I prepare for a dressage test?". 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.