Creative Futures: Pro Practitioner, Client Project: Women of the World or WOW! Women of Hull Research 5:

Here is the last post on the last two women of Hull:

Norma Waterson:

Norma was born on 15 August 1939 in Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding and was then raised their by her grandmother. She is a Musician who specialises in Folk music and has been apart of several different music groups such as The Watersons, which consisted of her brother and Sister Mike and Lal Waterson, as well as a cousin and later her husband, Martin Carthy. She wrote a eponymously called Norma Waterson which was released by Hannibal Records in 1996 and earned her several awards.

  • 1999, The Very Thought of You, Hannibal Records, Norma Waterson, Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy.
  • 2001, Bright Shiny Morning, Topic Records, Norma Waterson.

Tracey Thorn:

Born on September 26 1962 at Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire and is a known Singer and Music Writer that studied English at Hull University and graduate in 1984 with first class honours. She played in several music groups such as Stern Bops (1979 – 80) a punk music group, Marine Girls (1980-83) which released tow albums Beach Party (1981) and Lazy Ways (1983), Everything but the Girl (1982-2000) a group that was formed during her time at Hull University with Ben Watt. They released several albums together before separating. Since the 2000’s Tracey has worked mostly a solo artists producing tracks and albums such as A distant Shore (1982) and The Falling (2013).

Creative Futures: Pro Practitioner, Client Project: Women of the World or WOW! Women of Hull Research 4:

Here is the next post that focuses on the next two women I chose for this project:

Maureen Lipman:

Maureen Lipman was born on the 10 May 1946 in Hull, East Riding to Maurice Lipman and Zelma Pearlman. She attended Newland School for Girls and often peformed for her school. Her debut performance was The Knack at Watford’s Palace Theater, although she got the part in this production by lying stating that a documentary producer wanted to record her getting her first job. in 1971 to 1973 she was a member of Laurence Oliver’s National theater and in 1972 a member of the Royal Shakespear Company.

Television

  • Doctor At Large (British television comedy series) (1971) Season 1, Episode 11, Saturday Matinee
  • Thriller – ‘File It Under Fear’ (1973)
  • The Evacuees (1975)
  • The Sweeney (“Selected Target”) (1976) — Mrs Smedley
  • The Knowledge (television film) (1979) – Brenda Weller
  • Agony (1979–81) — Jane Lucas
  • Smiley’s People (1982) — Stella Craven
  • See How They Run (television film) (1984) – Miss Skillon
  • Love’s Labours Lost (1985 BBC) — the Princess of France
  • On Your Way, Riley (1985) — Kitty McShane
  • A Little Princess (1986) — Miss Minchin
  • All at No. 20 (1986–87)— Sheila Haddon
  • The Enid Blyton Story (1992) — Enid Blyton
  • Agony Again (1995) — Jane Lucas
  • Eskimo Day (1996) — Shani Whittle
  • Coronation Street (2002) — Lilian Spencer
  • Jonathan Creek: (“The Tailor’s Dummy”) (2003) — Louise Bergman
  • Doctor Who (“The Idiot’s Lantern”) (2006) — The Wire
  • Casualty (2007) Hannah Liddell
  • The Agent (2008) — Charlie
  • The Paul O’Grady Show (2008, 2009) — Herself
  • Skins (2009) – Aunt Elizabeth
  • Minder (“The Art of the Matter”) (2009) – Anita Richardson
  • Ladies of Letters (2009–2010) — Irene Spencer
  • Loose Women (2010) — Herself
  • Tinga Tinga Tales (2010) — Voice of Hummingbird
  • Holby City (2011) — Bonnie Waters
  • NETFLIX Advert (2012) — Herself
  • Midsomer Murders (2012) — Mags Dormer
  • Bull (2015) – Beverley Bull
  • Plebs (2016) – Landlady
  • The Crystal Maze (2016) – Mumsey

Film

  • Up the Junction (1968) – Sylvie
  • The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (1969) — Sarah
  • Gumshoe (1971) – Naomi
  • Rogue Male (1976) – Freda
  • The Wildcats of St Trinian’s (1980) – Miss Higgs
  • Outside Edge (1982) — Maggie
  • Educating Rita (1983) — Trish
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) – Lady in the Bed
  • Water (1985) – Margaret Thatcher
  • Carry On Columbus (1992) — Countess Esmeralda
  • Oklahoma! (1999) — Aunt Eller
  • Solomon & Gaenor (1999) — Rezl
  • The Pianist (2002) — Mother Szpilman (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Polish Film Awards)
  • The Agent (2008)
  • Run For Your Wife (2012) — Exercising Woman
  • Metamorphosis (2012) — Mrs Samsa

Debra Stephenson:

Debra Stephenson was born on the 4 June 1972 in Kingston Upon Hull. Her Grandfather taught for twenty years at Longcroft High School, Beverley East Riding. She was educated at South Hunsley School in Melton, East Riding in 1983 and graduate from Manchester Metropolitan School of Theater in 1996.  At the age 14, she appeared in BBC’s Opportunity Knocks right up to the final in London Palladium. She also made appearances in Blue Peter and other shows, including as a back up singer for Chris Jarvis in 1997.

Television
  • Spitting Image, 1989, Unnamed role, Episodes 7.1 & 7.2
  • Reckless, 1997, Michelle Miniseries; 5 episodes
  • Cone Zone, 1997, Coriander, 6 episodes
  • ChuckleVision, 1998, Grand Duches Olga, Episode 10.8 – “Stop That Stamp”
  • Midsomer Murders 1998 Kitty Carmichael Episode 1.4 – “Death of a Hollow Man”
  • People Like Us 1999 Unnamed role Episode 1.4 – “The Police Officer”
  • Playing the Field 1998–2000 Diane Powell Seasons 1–3; 16 episodes
  • A Dinner of Herbs 2000 Kate Roystan Miniseries; 3 episodes
  • Sam’s Game 2001 Sarah Episode 1.1 – “Bed”
  • Dick Whittington 2002 Alice Fitzwarren Television film
  • Spooks 2002 Claire Osborne Episode 1.2 – “Looking After Our Own”
  • TV to Go 2002 Various roles Episode 2.1
  • Bad Girls 1999–2003 Shell Dockley Seasons 1–3 – 31 episodes (main role)
  • Season 5 – 4 episodes (recurring role)
  • TV Quick Award for Best Actress (2001)
  • Nominated: National Television Award for Most Popular Actress (2000)
  • Nominated: National Television Award for Most Popular Actress (2001)
  • Mad About Alice 2004 Kate 6 episodes
  • The Last Detective 2004 Angela Barnwell Episode 2.4 – “Dangerous and the
  • Lonely Hearts”
  • Where the Heart Is 2004 Charlotte Balderstone Episode 8.5 – “Little Boy Blue”
  • Coronation Street 2004–06 Frankie Baldwin 235 episodes
  • Comic Relief Does Fame Academy 2005 Contestant
  • Waterloo Road 2011 Naomi Scotcher 4 episodes
  • The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson 2009–11 Various roles 3 series; 21 episodes
  • Let’s Dance for Sport Relief 2010 Contestant
  • Coming Up 2012 Emma Sullivan Episode 7.5 – “Postcode Lottery”
  • Rocket’s Island 2012 Sarah 3 episodes
  • Fanny and Friends 2012 Fanny Cradock
  • My Mad Fat Diary 2014–15 Chloe’s Mum 4 episodes
  • Get Your Act Together 2015 Celebrity mentor 2 episodes
  • Newzoids 2015— Various voices 2 series; 12 episodes
  • Coastal Walks with My Dog 2016 Co-presenter 1 episode
  • Battlechefs 2016 Contestant
  • Zig and Zag 2016 Nellie 26 episodes
  • Young Hyacinth 2016 Dulcie Cooper-Smith 1 episode

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