Guests

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Kim Hartman

Kim was born on January 11th, 1955 and grew up in Stratford upon Avon. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy in London for three years.

Kim played Private Helga Geerhart in all episodes of the BBC comedy 'Allo 'Allo! and the 'Allo 'Allo! Stage Show which toured the UK, Australia and New Zealand and was a sell out at The Prince of Wales Theatre and The London Palladium for two years. For three years Kim also played a teacher, Mrs. Rawlinson, head of science in the BBC TV classic Grange Hill.

Her theatre credits include Margaret in My Mother Said I Never Should; Sheila in Relatively Speaking; Helen in Bedside Manners; Wicked Queen in Snow White. Kim has toured extensively in both the Far and Middle East with Move Over Mrs. Markham and The Maintenance Man and more recently starred twice at The Raffles Jubilee Theatre, Singapore in two of her favourite farces, Funny Money and A Bedfull of Foreigners, directed by her husband John Nolan. Directing credits include: The Comedy of Errors; Henry V and The Cherry Orchard.

richard-gibsonRichard Gibson

Richard was born on January 1st, 1954 in Kampala, Uganda, before the country gained independence from the UK. He was a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral and educated at St Paul's Cathedral School, Radley College and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

He took part in 'Allo 'Allo! during the vast majority of the series. Dressed in an ankle-length leather coat and with the obligatory stiff-legged limp and walking stick, Herr Flick spent his life seducing Helga, the German town Commandant's assistant, and vainly trying to get his hands on the original of the painting 'The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies' by Van Klomp. Gibson then toured with the group when 'Allo 'Allo! transferred to the stage and had successful tours both in the United Kingdom and abroad. The stage version of the show gave rein to his other skills, and he was able to demonstrate his mastery over the violin.

His first film role of note was in the 1971 film The Go-Between but 'Allo 'Allo! was the first comedy he’d ever done. He has also played a wide variety of roles on stage and the TV screen. In the past 15 years, he has divided his time between Ireland and the UK, and continues to work in films, theatre and journalism (including his work for The Guardian and The Irish Times).

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Paris Jefferson

Paris was born in London, raised in Australia. Her theatre credits from that time include: The Merchant of Venice, The Good Doctor and Uncle Vanya. Then she decided that London would be the next challenge. Her numerous television credits include, just to name a few: Henrietta in Sherlock Holmes: Eligible Bachelor, Sally in Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock and Sarah in A Will of Their Own.

Her heavenly portrayal of Athena on Xena represents the latest achievement in an extremely accomplished acting career. She's a regular guest on Xena conventions and fans gladly meet her.

In the last few years she has been working at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland and what a joy and adventure it has been. She portrayed Anna in Anna Karenina and also Amanda in Private Lives. More recently Paris completed a four year degree in Politics, Philosophy and History. And she finished her photographic exhibition "Into the Light: Faces of Ireland" featuring leading Irish actors and Survivors, children, now adults, who grew up in Irish convents and institutions. She will also appear in the upcoming movie The Counselor with Brad Pitt.

 

Note that all guests appear subject to work commitments.