Vicki Michelle

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Vicki Michelle
MBE
Vicki Michelle 2014.JPG
Vicki Michelle in 2014
BornMichelle Vicki Nathan
(1950-12-14) 14 December 1950 (age 67)
Chigwell,[citation needed] Essex, England
OccupationActress
Years active1972–present
Known forRole of Yvette Carte-Blanche
Role of Patricia Foster
Notable workYvette Carte-Blanche in 'Allo 'Allo!
Patricia Foster in Emmerdale
Television'Allo 'Allo! (1982–92)
Emmerdale (2007, 2008, 2009)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014)
Spouse(s)Graham Fowler (m. 1974)
Children1
RelativesAnn Michelle (sister)
Websitehttp://www.vickimichelle.co.uk/

Vicki Michelle, MBE (born 14 December 1950) is an English actress and film producer. 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 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] Her sister is the actress and writer Ann Michelle, with whom she appeared in Virgin Witch (1971).

Acting career[edit]

Michelle on tour in 'Allo 'Allo! in 1986

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.

In the early 1980s she appeared in some high-profile advertisements for Harp Lager. Also at this time she had small parts in Minder and The Professionals. In 2007, she appeared in a Children in Need special of Hotel Babylon and, the following year, appeared on the BBC cookery programme Celebrity MasterChef. She played the role of Amanda Newman in the 2010 TV film Resentment, and she was Deborah Whitton in the 2013 romantic comedy The Callback Queen.

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 the 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 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]

Radio[edit]

Michelle started broadcasting a weekly chat show on Brentwood radio station Phoenix FM in October 2017, with celebrity guests including Ray Cooney, Linda Lusardi and Robin Askwith.[4]

Producer[edit]

In 2012, Michelle was executive producer of the film based on the Ray Cooney theatrical Run for Your Wife.[5]

Honour[edit]

Michelle was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to charity.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Type Role Notes
1970 Softly, Softly: Task Force TV Reen 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Safe in the Streets?"
1971 Softly, Softly: Task Force TV Rae 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Floater"
1971 Virgin Witch Film Betty Film, Main Role
1973 Softly, Softly: Task Force 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"
1974 If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them TV Nurse TV Movie
1975 En la cresta de la ola Film Teresa Film Role
1975 Alfie Darling Film Bird Film Role
1975 World of Laughter TV Various 1 Episode
1976 The Likely Lads Film Glenys Film Role
1976 Space: 1999 TV Barbara 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Taybor"
1976, 1978, 1979 The Two Ronnies TV Various 4 Episodes
1976 Queen Kong Film Crew Girl Film Role
1977 The Sentinel Film Girl on TV Film Role (Uncredited)
1977 Spectre TV Second Maid TV Movie
1977 The Dick Emery Show TV Various 1 Episode
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, 1980 The Dawson Watch TV Various 7 Episodes
1980 Sweet William Film Girl at Airport Film Role
1980 Minder TV Sarah Jane 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here"
1980 Fancy Wanders TV The Reporter 2 Episodes
1980 George and Mildred Film Bishop's 2nd Lady Film Role
1981, 1984 Cannon and Ball TV Various 2 Episodes
1982 Don't Rock the Boat TV Janet 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Combat Fatigue"
1982–92 '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"
1984 The Last Days of Pompeii TV Priestess of Isis 1 Episode (uncredited)
1985 The Little and Large Show TV Various 2 Episodes
1985 Are You Being Served? TV French Actress 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Night Club"
1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show TV Various 3 Episodes
1987–90 Blankety Blank TV Herself 4 Episodes
1993–97 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 Too Close for Comfort Film Catherine Short Film
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, 2015 Big Brother's Bit On The Side TV Herself 7 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 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! TV Herself Contestant, Series 14
2016 No Reasons Film Dr. Victoria Spencer Film Role
2017 A Suburban Fairytale Film Mother Creedon Film Role
2017 The Keith & Paddy Picture Show TV Chambermaid 1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Ghostbusters"
2017 For the Love of Ella TV Cali Film Role
2017 Rise of the Footsoldier 3 Film Susan Daley Film Role
2017 The Funniest Man in the World Film Mary Short Film
2017 Silent Hours TV Mary Woodward 3 Episodes

Theatre[edit]

  • 1969 - Play It Again Sam - Angie - West End - Joseph Hardy
  • 1985 - Doctor in The House - Vera - National Tour - Paul Elliott
  • 1986/87 - 'Allo 'Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - West End - Peter Farago
  • 1987/88 - 'Allo 'Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - International Tour - Peter Farago
  • 1993/94 - Don't Dress for Dinner - Jacqueline - National Tour - Peter Farago
  • 1995 - Don't Dress for Dinner - Jacqueline - National Tour - Peter Farago
  • 1996 - Dracula - Mina - National Tour - Alan Cohen
  • 1996/97 - 'Allo 'Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - National Tour - Peter Farago
  • 1998 - Don't Dress for Dinner - Jacqueline - National Tour - Ian Dickens
  • 1998 - Women of a Certain Age - Renee - National Tour - David Simmons
  • 1999 - Beauty and the Beast - Bathsheba - Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe - Steve Shappelle
  • 2000 - Round and Round the Garden - Ruth - National Tour - Ian Dickens
  • 2001 - Table Manners - Ruth - National Tour - Ian Dickens
  • 2001 - Business Affairs - Hilda Bigley - National Tour - John B. Hobbs
  • 2001 - Annie - Miss Hannigan - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Chris Colby
  • 2002 - The Tart and the Vicar's Wife - Glenda Parry - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Chris Colby
  • 2002/03 - Don't Dress for Dinner - Jacqueline - International Tour - Ian Dickens
  • 2004 - Out of Order - Pamela Willey - National Tour - Ian Dickens
  • 2004 - Reflections - Narrator - Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
  • 2005 - Don't Dress for Dinner - Jacqueline - Overseas Tour - Chris Moreno
  • 2005 - Bedside Manners - Sally - Overseas Tour - Chris Moreno
  • 2005 - Annie - Miss Hannigan - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury - Eric Potts
  • 2005 - Salads Days - Lady Raeburn & Asphynxia - National Tour - Matthew Townshend
  • 2005 - Stepping Out - Maxine - Theatre Royal, Lincoln - Chris Colby
  • 2006 - Funny Money - Betty - UK Tour - Giles Watling & Ian Dickens
  • 2006 - Salad Days - Lady Raeburn & Asphynxia - National Tour - Matthew Townshend
  • 2006 - Audacity - Gillian - Lyceum Theatre, Crewe - Jay Marcus
  • 2007 - Double Vision - Dawn & Donna - Lyceum Theatre, Crewe - Jay Marcus
  • 2007 - Annie - Miss Hannigan - Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Scott St. Martin
  • 2008 - Lock Up Your Daughters - Mrs. Squeezum - Hoxne - Matthew Townshend
  • 2008/09 - 'Allo 'Allo - Yvette Carte-Blanche - National Tour - James Robert Carson
  • 2009 - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Mona Stangley - New Theatre, Hull - Jonathan Parker
  • 2010 - Wife Begins at Forty - Linda Harper - Grand Theatre, Blackpool - Brian Godfrey
  • 2010 - Stop Dreamin' - Vi Collins - UK Tour - Ray Cooney
  • 2011 - Stop Dreamin' - Vi Collins - UK Tour - Ray Cooney
  • 2012 - That's Love - Sarah Daniels - UK Tour - Ron Aldridge
  • 2012 - Wife Begins at Forty - Linda Harper - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford - Ray Cooney
  • 2014 - The Importance of Being Earnest - Lady Bracknell - McGrigor Hall, Frinton - Edward Max
  • 2014 - Hello Norma Jeane - Lynnie - Kings Head Theatre, London - Matthew Gould

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 and the Beanstalk - Fairy - The Grand Theatre, Swansea
  • 1994 - Aladdin - Genie - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
  • 1996 - Mother Goose - Fairy - Hippodrome, Birmingham
  • 1997 - Jack and 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, Weston-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
  • 2015 - Sleeping Beauty - Malicious (the evil fairy) - Lincoln Theatre Royal
  • 2016 - Jack and the Beanstalk - Fairy Pea Pod - King's Theatre, Portsmouth
  • 2017 - Aladdin - Slave of the Ring - Northwich Memorial Court, Cheshire

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Graham Fowler.[7]

In 2015, Michelle was a guest on Big Brother's Bit on the Side and feared she could have been blinded after being hit on the back of the head with a champagne glass thrown by Farrah Abraham during a fight between Abraham and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace. She later pressed charges.[8]

Vicki Michelle now suffers from the condition tinnitus.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Mail Weekend Interview. 21 July 2012, p6
  2. ^ "Vicki Michelle Diary". vickimichelle.co.uk. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  3. ^ "'Allo 'Allo's Vicki Michelle to star as Marilyn Monroe in new play". Digital Spy.
  4. ^ "Vicki Michelle's Music Mix on Phoenix FM". Phoenix FM. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Run For Your Wife". Run For Your Wife. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  6. ^ "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 16.
  7. ^ All Star Mr & Mrs. 28 October 2015. ITV1.
  8. ^ "'Vicki Michelle 'could have been BLINDED' by live TV CBBBOTS glass 'attack". 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  9. ^ "'The show must go on': Vicki Michelle on how she's learning to tune out her tinnitus". Home.bt.com. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2018-09-22.

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