Sandra Dickinson

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Sandra Dickinson
BornSandra Dickinson
(1948-10-20) October 20, 1948 (age 65)
Washington DC, United States
OccupationActress
Years active1970s–present
Spouse(s)

Hugh Dickinson (1969–1974) (divorced)

Peter Davison (1978–1994) (divorced)
Mark Osmond (2009-present)
ChildrenGeorgia Moffett (born 1984)
 
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Sandra Dickinson
BornSandra Dickinson
(1948-10-20) October 20, 1948 (age 65)
Washington DC, United States
OccupationActress
Years active1970s–present
Spouse(s)

Hugh Dickinson (1969–1974) (divorced)

Peter Davison (1978–1994) (divorced)
Mark Osmond (2009-present)
ChildrenGeorgia Moffett (born 1984)

Sandra Dickinson (born Sandra Searles on 20 October 1948) is an American-British actress. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.[1] She has often played a dumb blonde with a high-pitched voice[2] in the UK – notably commencing in the St. Bruno TV advertisements in the early 1970s.

Personal life[edit]

Dickinson was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Maryland. Her father, Harold S. Searles, was a psychoanalyst and her mother, Sylvia, was a nurse. In 1969, Dickinson met her first husband, Briton Hugh Dickinson (whose surname she still uses as her stage name), moving to the United Kingdom with him the following year. They were married for five years.[1] She married the British actor Peter Davison on 26 December 1978, and they were divorced in 1994. Together they composed and performed the theme tune to the 1980s children's programme Button Moon. They have a daughter, Georgia Moffett, born 25 December 1984, who is also an actress.

Dickinson married her third husband, a second British actor, Mark Osmond, on 16 August 2009. The wedding was filmed for Four Weddings, a reality TV show where four couples compete to have theirs voted the best wedding; hers came third. Her grandson gave her away. The wedding took place in Shepperton, where the couple have lived since 2007.[3] Dickinson became a British citizen the same year, and runs a theatre school in Shepperton (which also has a base in Ealing) called the Close Up Theatre School.[4]

Credits[edit]

Her roles include:

She was also on one episode of the Tellytubbies as 'female trumpet voice'!

Both Dickinson and then husband Peter Davison appeared together in former Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner's production of the holiday pantomime Cinderella in 1983.

Dickinson has also appeared in an episode of HBO's Tales from the Crypt series, also starring Malcolm McDowell as a neurotic vampire who prefers bloodbanks to actual victims.

She made a guest appearance in the BBC1 drama Casualty in February 2001, playing Debbie Hall, a tourist who arrives in Holby City Hospital with her husband, who has been stabbed by a mugger.

She has played Queen Camilla in Carlisle pantomime production of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves in 2007, and in 2008 she played Fairy Godmother at the Towngate Theatre Basildon's production of Cinderella & once again in the 2009 Harlow Playhouse theatre production of Cinderella alongside her now husband Mark Osmond.

She played Lady Gloria Gransford in New Tricks Season 6 episode 4 "Shadow Show" in 2009.

From 18 December 2010 to 9 January 2011 Dickinson played the evil Queen Malificent in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Corn Exchange in Exeter.[6]

She played Debbie in White Van Man series 1 episode 5 "Honest", first broadcast on 12 April 2011.[7] The series stars her daughter Georgia Moffett.

She provided the voices of Miss Simian, Granny Jojo, Mrs. Jotunheim, and the cupcake woman from The Amazing World of Gumball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swann, Yvonne (4 September 2009). "Daily Mail". Sandra Dickinson was bullied for her fair hair at school but her life turned around when she discovered mascara (London). Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Women With High Pitch Voices are regarded as "sexier" (SUNY Albany). doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2008.02.001. 
  3. ^ "Staines News". Shepperton actress to wed in reality TV ceremony. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "I'm going in on a wing and a prayer!". The Bradford Telegraph. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185452/
  6. ^ "I get a bit carried away – I just love playing the baddie". ThisIsDevon. 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0109mdh

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