Nikky Smedley

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Nikky Smedley
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Nicola Jane Smedley

(1970-10-20) 20 October 1970 (age 48)
Solihull, England
OccupationActress, dancer, choreographer, television director, producer
Years active1997–present

Nicola Jane Smedley (born 20 October 1970, in Solihull)[1] is an English actress, dancer, choreographer, television director and producer. Smedley is best known for her role as Laa Laa in the BBC children's show Teletubbies, which she played from 1997 until 2001.[2]


Smedley creates and performs work for children and young people, and has been doing so for three decades. She is best known for playing the yellow Teletubby, Laa Laa in the BBC children's series Teletubbies between 1997 and 2001, and for her involvement in choreographing Ragdoll Productions' Boohbah and In the Night Garden....

In 2012, Smedley was motivated by her passion for working with children, to become 'The Storyteller', which involved acting and delivering her own tales to children and also educating adults over the art it entails.[3]

Smedley remains an active member of Ragdoll Productions' creative team.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nikky Smedley".
  2. ^ Runcie, Charlotte (24 December 2014). "Teletubbies: 16 things you didn't know". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Teletubbies were not gay, says Laa-Laa". The Daily Telegraph. London. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2017.

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