Bonnie Langford "Melanie Bush" (Doctor Who) #5
Bonnie Langford - signed 10 x 8 photograph
Langford attended The Arts Educational School and the Italia Conti Academy stage school. Her first stage appearance was at four months and her first public appearance was at 15 months when she danced in specially made ballet shoes. She first came to public attention when, aged 6, she won the talent show Opportunity Knocks. This led to early fame in the television series Just William, the 1974 Broadway revival of Gypsy, starring Angela Lansbury, the 1976 film Bugsy Malone and the 1977 film Wombling Free. At this time, she was associated with fellow child star Lena Zavaroni. Langford has also appeared in three Royal Variety Performances over the years.
Between 1986 and 1987 Langford played the role of Mel, companion to both the Sixth and Seventh Doctors in the classic science fiction series Doctor Who. She returned to the role in 1993 for Dimensions in Time, a special charity Doctor Who/EastEnders crossover episode as part of the BBC's Children in Need. She continues to reprise the role in audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions (eleven to date, including the episodes The One Doctor and The Fires of Vulcan).
Langford was a featured dancer in BBC One's popular light entertainment series The Hot Shoe Show which she co-presented with Wayne Sleep. On 23 October 2005, she performed in Children Will Listen, a 75th birthday tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Langford is a panto regular. Recent credits include: Prince Charming in Cinderella at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (2005/2006) & 'Peter' in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre in Surrey (2008/2009).
Bonnie Langford is the aunt of Hollyoaks actress Summer Strallen and Musical Theatre actress Scarlett Strallen.
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