Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Michele Dotrice Life Story Interview…
Michele Dotrice is an English actress, best known for her for a role as Betty, the long-suffering wife of Frank Spencer, on the BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, which ran from 1973 to 1978.
Ms. Dotrice is currently Starring as ‘Miss Prism’ in ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ in the West End.
Oscar Wilde’s much-loved classic play, will be broadcast LIVE to 350 cinemas across the UK from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Thursday 8 October 2015 starring David Suchet.
More recently, she appeared in the film Captain Jack (1999) with Bob Hoskins. Other TV credits include Midsomer Murders, Holby City, Murder in Suburbia and the BBC daytime soap opera Doctors.
Here’s Michele in conversation with Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio:
Michele’s first significant role was at the age of 14 in a 13-part TV adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop, and she also appeared in The Witches for Hammer Films in 1966.
In 1970 she had starring roles in the horror thrillers And Soon the Darkness and The Blood on Satan’s Claw, and her other film appearances included Jane Eyre and the 1976 comedy Not Now, Comrade.
It was, however, her appearance in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em that made her a household name, and she played the role for five years from 1973.
In 1981 she took the leading role in the short-lived sitcom Chintz, while the mid-1990s saw her appearing for several episodes in the period drama Bramwell.
In addition, she made several appearances in a 2004 Nottingham-set BBC comedy-drama entitled ‘A Thing Called Love’, which starred Paul Nicholls and Roy Barraclough among others.
As of 2013 she is touring doing an adapted version of The Ladykillers, playing the role of Mrs Wilberforce.
In 2014, she played Pam Chandler, a suspected murderer, in the last episode of series three of Death in Paradise.
The Importance Of Being Earnest in UK & Irish Cinemas LIVE by satellite from London’s Vaudeville Theatre Thursday 8th October, 7.15pm
Review and interview by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio 30th September 2015.