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From:poliphilo
Date:February 7th, 2016 11:41 am (UTC)
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Lena Zavaroni died in 1999. I guess she still has admirers.

Bonnie Langford had a cameo in Bugsy Malone- playing a screechy annoying character- and eclipsed all the other kids- apart, that is, from Jodie Foster. She was also outstanding as the annoying, screechy Violet Elizabeth Bott in a TV dramatisation of Richmal Crompton's Just William stories.

Unsurprisingly she got stuck with playing annoying, screechy little girls. It's the Shirley Temple story all over again. By the time she was cast in Dr Who her career was on the wane, but it was still something of a coup for the show- seeing as how they mostly employed unknowns.
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From:setsuled
Date:February 7th, 2016 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Lena Zavaroni died in 1999. I guess she still has admirers.

Wow. It never in a million years would've occurred to me that the person on YouTube identifying as Lena Zavaroni was not actually her. Well, reading the circumstances of her death, I do feel bad for her.

Bonnie Langford had a cameo in Bugsy Malone- playing a screechy annoying character-

I haven't seen that since I was a kid. Apparently in recent years she's had a lead role in Spamelot, there's a clip of her on YouTube performing "Song that Goes Like This" ably enough.

By the time she was cast in Dr Who her career was on the wane, but it was still something of a coup for the show- seeing as how they mostly employed unknowns.

She fits so perfectly in with the Colin Baker era. Almost everyone on the show at that point reminds me of the interchangeable, shrill kids shows I saw in the 80s. Everyone reminds me of spoiled children putting on a crude play for the adults at a Christmas party. I did think she was kind of funny in the audio play Bang-Bang-a-Boom! but she kind of plays a parody of Mel in that one.
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