From child actor to West End star, via a host of theatre, film & TV appearances in between, Bonnie will talk about what it takes to survive in the business. As always there will be time for plenty of questions.
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Bonnie Langford has packed a wealth of experience into her outstanding career which has embraced success in theatre, television, film and radio in both Britain and America.
Most recently, Bonnie was on the first series of The Masked Dancer (ITV) where she reached the final as Squirrel and has been supporting the Theatre Support Fund by hosting The Show Must Go On (Palace Theatre).
Her West End theatre includes: 9 to 5, The Musical (Savoy Theatre), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and filmed for release in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, across America and streamed on Broadway HD and PBS America), the Original London cast of Cats (The Gillian Lynne Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and London Palladium), Peter Pan - The Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Me And My Girl (Adelphi Theatre), Sweet Charity (Victoria Palace Theatre), Spamalot (Harold Pinter Theatre and Playhouse Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre) and Chicago (Adelphi Theatre, Cambridge Theatre and on Broadway).
Bonnie made her theatre debut in the West End at the tender age of seven in Gone with the Wind at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The following year she played ‘Baby June’ in Gypsy opposite Angela Lansbury at the Piccadilly Theatre, making such an impact that the producers took her to America with the show for a highly successful run on Broadway. For this performance, at the age of ten, Bonnie was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.
UK tours include: 42nd Street, Charlie Girl, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls, Fosse, Spamalot, 9 to 5, The Musical and numerous Royal Variety Performances and Royal Galas. This year, Bonnie performed her concert An Evening with Bonnie Langford to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Richmond Theatre and she hosted ‘The Music Of The Night’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Television and film includes creating the role of Carmel Kazemi in BBC’s EastEnders (for which she won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2015 British Soap Awards, a BAFTA for best continuing drama and she was nominated for ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’ at the 2019 National Television Awards), Bugsy Malone (dir. Alan Parker), Just William (ITV), The Lena and Bonnie Show (ITV), The Hot Shoe Show (BBC), Hotel Babylon (BBC), Agatha Christie’s Marple (ITV), The Catherine Tate Show (BBC) and the 22nd assistant on Doctor Who (BBC). Bonnie was the subject of ITV’s This Is Your Life. In 2006, she learned to ice skate on the TV show Dancing on Ice, skating her way to the final and returning for the All Stars season in 2014.
Recordings include: Bonnie Langford Now and Jazz at the Theatre.