Leni Harper

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Leni Harper
Born (1954-03-19) 19 March 1954 (age 65)
Known forMe and My Girl

Leni Harper is a Scottish actress, best known for playing Maddie in Me And My Girl.


Leni's breakthrough role was in a 1981 West End production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. In 1982 she was recruited for the role of spinning the Whirly Wheel on the first series of The Late Late Breakfast Show, but her "whirlybird" role was dropped after three shows (although pre-filmed inserts were seen for a further three weeks).[citation needed]

During 1982-83 Leni appeared in the BBC's children-oriented sketch show Dear Heart which also featured Billy Hartman, Nicky Croydon, Bob Goody and Trevor Laird.[citation needed]

In 1984-5 Harper appeared as co-host on BBC One's children's game show So You Want to be Top?. During this period she also appeared on primetime TV in the role she would probably become best known for as Maddy in LWT's comedy Me and My Girl alongside Richard O'Sullivan.[1]

In 1989–91 she played Meg in a touring production of The Meg and Mog Show and was also heard in BBC Radio 2's McKay the New. Later in the 1990s she had various roles in Chucklevision on BBC One.[1]

Later roles included an episode of Casualty (TV series) and a role in the 2007 movie Death Defying Acts.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1982 The Late, Late Breakfast Show (TV series) Herself
1982-1983 Dear Heart (TV series) Various Characters
1984–1985 So You Want to be Top? (UK game show) co-host
1984–1985 Me and My Girl (TV series) Maddie
1994–1995 Chucklevision (TV series) Mrs McAlastair
1997 Chucklevision (TV series) Manager's wife
1999 Chucklevision (TV series) Mrs Hepplewhite
2000 Casualty (TV series) (TV series) Janine Harrison
2008 Death Defying Acts (Film) Leith Romeo's Wife


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