Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Connie Fisher Life Story Interview – Maria In Sound Of Music….
Connie Fisher is a Northern Irish-born Welsh actress and singer, who won the BBC One talent contest, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
On 15 November 2006, she opened to excellent reviews in the part of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music in the West End at the world famous London Palladium.
She resumed the role of Maria in The Sound of Music UK tour starting in July 2009.
Enjoy a rare, in-depth and Exclusive interview with Alex Belfield recorded for the BBC…..
Here’s Alex & Connie at the BBC:
Fisher was told she would never sing again and stopped singing professionally. In 2015, she met voice coach Gary Catona, who offered to help her sing again. The process was filmed as a documentary, Connie Fisher: I’ll Sing Once More, and broadcast on BBC1 in July 2015.
Since 2011 Fisher has since expanded on her TV work, presenting Songs of Praise and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and established the Connie Fisher Academy, which trains aspiring performers in musical theatre.
In 2013, Fisher joined TV production company Avanti Media, and presently works there as a development producer.
Fisher has also developed her acting roles, undertaking a recurring role as patient Amanda in the BBC One medical drama series Casualty. She first appeared as a patient in early 2012, and returned as the same character in a recurring role later in the year.
She left the show on 1 December 2012. In 2012 she played Ruth in the UK Tour revival of Wonderful Town opposite Michael Xavier.
Recorded 2009 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.