Actress, Author, Altruist, Writer, a Producer and a Voice Artist
Debbie is an actress, an author, an altruist, a writer, a producer and a voice artist and has enjoyed a successful career in television and theatre. She has appeared in every major TV soap in the last 40 years as a regular character. Something she is very proud of!
She has just finished filming a new series called ‘Emigration’ in Poland is about to start recording her 4th season of ‘Ability’ for radio 4 playing Lee Ridley’s mum.
Currently, she is seen twice a week in the online show ‘Wonderbirds’ which she facilitated and created with 3 friends, Dee Anderson, Sherrie Hewson and Harriet Thorpe and if that’s not enough she’s created and produced ‘Beauty Angels’ with Linda Lusardi.
Debbie started her career in television as an impressionist in ‘Now Who Do You Do’ and went on to appear in the most iconic comedy and drama programmes of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s! Ronnie Barker wrote a character especially for her in ‘The Two Ronnies’ – Voluptua Goodbody who was an amalgamation of all his fantasies! She’s appeared in everything from ‘Holby’ to ‘Miss Marple’ – ‘Minder’ (both the series and the movie)to ‘Birds of a Feather’ and worked with such icons as David Jason, Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, John Cleese, and June Whitfield to name just a few.
Her theatrical record is even more impressive – she has done many national UK, West End and worldwide tours. Appeared at The Royal Court, the National Theatre. in such shows as ‘The Miser’, Women Behind Bars’, ‘Hollywood Babylon’ ‘There’s a Girl in my Soup’ ‘Last of the red hot lovers’ and ‘Keeping up
Her most notable West End appearance was at the Haymarket Theatre – starring opposite Omar Sharif in ‘The Sleeping Prince’ which she received many awards and accolades. The show began at the Chichester Festival Theatre and toured the UK before coming into London.
She’s been a top voice-over artiste for 30 years.
Debbie is currently Ambassador of the National Bullying Helpline and The Retired Police Railway Dogs regularly contributing to both BBC and ITV news and current affairs items, including several appearances on ITV’s This Morning and the Alex Salmond Show. As well as a distinguished TV, stage and voice-over career Debbie is also the producer of Actors at Sea for Saga Cruises.