BIOGRAPHY

Biography

Famed worldwide as waitress Yvette in Allo Allo and the Return of Allo Allo, Vicki enjoys an extensive career in television, theatre and film.

 

On television, among many roles, she has starred alongside Ray Winstone in All in The Game, as well as appearing in the popular soaps Emmerdale and Doctors. 

No stranger to Reality TV she has appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, been seen as a regular panellist on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side and also taken part in Celebrity Masterchef and Costa Del Celebrity. 

Her most recent work includes starring in her own one woman show, I Shall Say This Only Once, featuring daughter Louise Michelle and the leading role of Vicki in a sell-out UK nationwide tour of the play Hormonal Housewives, while on TV and film she has appeared in The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, with Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuiness, The Rise of the Footsoldier 3 and as Mary Grimaldi in the award-winning film, Grimaldi:The Funniest Man in the World with Paul and Barry Chuckle and David Essex. 

Vicki has also made regular appearances on such shows as; The Wright Stuff, Loose Women, This Morning, Pointless Celebrities, Top of the Box, Keep It In The Family, Who’s Doing the Dishes? All Star Mr and Mrs, Cheap Cheap Cheap with Noel Edmonds, The Generation Game and Celebrity Eggheads to name but a few. 

Having made her West End stage debut in Play It Again Sam with Dudley Moore she went on to star in numerous leading stage roles including a hugely successful run at The Park Theatre, London as Lynnie/Marilyn Monroe in Hello Norma Jeane, Sarah in The Naked Truth alongside daughter Louise Michelle, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Ruth in Ayckbourn’s Table Manners and Round and the Garden, Betty in Funny Money, Pamela Willey in Out of Order, Sarah Daniels in That’s Love and as Jacqueline in the box office, record breaking national tour of Don’t Dress For Dinner, all for Ian Dickens. Other roles of note include; Maxine in Stepping Out, Hilda Bigley in Business Affairs, Linda in Wife Begins at Forty, Glenda Parry in The Tart and the Vicar’s Wife, Mina in Dracula, Vera in Dr in the House, Sally in Bedside Manners, Gillian in Audacity, Donna and Dawn in Double Vision and Yvette in the stage version of Allo Allo to name but a few.

 

An accomplished musical performer, Vicki received much critical acclaim for her performances as the incorrigible Miss Hannigan in Annie, the hugely diverse roles of Lady Raeburn and night club singer Asphynxia in Salad Days, the leading role of Miss Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the no-nonsense pub landlady Vi Collins in Stop Dreamin’. 

She has also performed on a classical level with English Sinfonia, narrating Edith Sitwell poetry to William Walton’s Façade bringing a new dimension to the piece, in addition to hosting for the orchestra at the renowned Cressing Temple Festival and presenting a concert of show and classical favourites with the London Show Choir. 

In addition to these musical roles, Vicki is an experienced pantomime performer with 2018 seeing her complete her 29th pantomime season. Roles have included; The Wicked Red Queen in Snow White, Carabosse and the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Genie of the Ring in Aladdin, Mrs Darling and Harrietta in Peter Pan, Lady Cruella in Cinderella, the Good Fairy in Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk and the Enchantress in Robin Hood and Beauty and the Beast. 

Favourite film credits include; The Greek Tycoon with Anthony Quinn, Spectre with Sir John Hurt and Robert Culp, George and Mildred, The Likely Lads, The Priest of Love, On the Crest of A Wave, and more recently has starred in The Silent Hours with Hugh Bonneville, The Callback Queen, No Reasons, Too Close for Comfort, C.O.O.L.I.O, Dragged Up Dirty and A Suburban Fairytale. She has also worked behind the cameras as Executive Producer of the Ray Cooney film, Run for Your Wife. 

Aside from her acting roles, for the last two years Vicki has been presenting her own live, Sunday afternoon radio show with her particular blend of music, chat, comedy, fun facts and special guests. She is also regularly in demand to host awards ceremonies and tribute events the length and breadth of the country including the prestigious Soldiering On Awards of which she is an Ambassador. 

Her earlier career appearances include working alongside comedy greats; The Two Ronnies, Sir Ken Dodd, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Kenny Everett, Lenny Henry, Danny La Rue, Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, Bob Hoskins, Cannon and Ball and Little and Large to name but a few. She also appeared in numerous comedy and cult TV shows including; Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Are you Being Served, Noel’s House Party, The Professionals, Minder, Softly Softly Task Force and Space 1999. 

Renowned for her extensive charity work, Vicki was awarded the MBE by The Queen in 2010 and is particularly proud to have been the longest serving President of The Heritage Foundation in London. The Foundation was responsible for initiating the project that led to the building of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park and its unveiling by Her Majesty The Queen in 2012. 

When not acting, Vicki can be found heading her own successful celebrity speaker agency, Trading Faces, providing speakers, entertainers and sports people for all manner of corporate events. 

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