For her performance in the Broadway production, Bennett received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. She played dim-witted blonde Tracy Glazebrook in the pilot of Steven Moffat's sitcom Joking Apart (1991), a role which she reprised for the subsequent two full-length series in 1993 and 1995. That period was perhaps the closest Bennett has come to living in the public eye: “It was a big shop window, 30 million viewers.”, Since then her career has followed the route of a jobbing actress; her screen CV is peppered with guest parts in television dramas such as Dalziel And Pascoe, Doctors and Casualty, along with a return to Coronation Street in 1999 and, coincidentally, an appearance on Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes as Judy Garland in 2000 (she won). Below we countdown to Tracie Bennett upcoming birthday. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Listen to your favourite songs from Tracie Bennett. Tracie Bennett was born on June 17, 1961 in Leigh, Lancashire, England as Tracey Anne Bennett. “This play is about the price of fame really,” says Bennett. In autumn 2017, she played the role of Carlotta in the National Theatre production of Follies by Stephen Sondheim, singing the song "I'm Still Here". There’s only so much you can do.
Join Facebook to connect with Tracie Bennett and others you may know. I know all that, but that’s not in the play, so I can’t play that.” Her job, says Bennett as though reminding herself, is to serve the piece as Quilter has written it. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. The production premiered with Bennett playing Judy Garland at Northampton's Royal Theatre, and subsequently transferred to London's West End where it was a critical success. Because a lot of it’s loud and screaming and stuff, you can’t really do it on your own in your flat. Tracie Bennett has no qualms about laughing at herself. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available. But I’d rather be somebody else. But having said that, I learnt about fuel and what suits my body. I’m all of it,” she says. She appeared in She Loves Me at the Savoy Theatre in 1994, for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award as Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. She has won two Laurence Olivier Awards for her roles in She Loves Me and Hairspray. So I don’t see myself as a lead.
If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon. We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like. At one point, she recalls, there was a fad among the dance students for only eating Edam cheese and an apple for lunch, and little else for the rest of the day. Alumni of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, June 17, 1961 ( Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom), Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. “I just do what gig comes in and I try and learn off the gig, whatever it is. In the meantime stay safe and healthy. Luckily, the two are not mutually exclusive. I really have to try hard at everything. “I think it’s a very balanced piece, not just slagging Judy off. “So she’s really pissed off and nervous and she’s been crying in the cab. The audience, however, is not told why. She mentioned on a televised interview Alan Titchmarsh that it was a "great show" and that she enjoyed doing it, but also said it was exhausting, pointing out that to begin with, the wiring under her wig weighs 10 lbs, making some of the dancing difficult. Support us now by buying, West End Musical Christmas – Live at the Palace Theatre, The Comeback – A new comedy by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, Brian Conley to star as Ebenezer Scrooge this Christmas, Death Drop, starring Courtney Act and Monét X Change, at The Garrick Theatre, Upcoming and rescheduled performances across the UK, Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. “My mum would hit me anyway.”. She is an actress, known for Shirley Valentine (1989), Coronation Street (1960) and Making Out (1989). If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing. We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. “The brief was,” she says of her casting in the play End Of The Rainbow, “she had to look kind of tired and haggard.” She lets out a loud, husky cackle of mirth. Tracie Bennett was born on June 17, 1961 in Leigh, Lancashire, England as Tracey Anne Bennett. When training, she lived with two girls suffering from anorexia. Peter Quilter’s drama, which opens at Trafalgar Studios this week, details the last few months in the life of Judy Garland, the erstwhile child star of The Wizard Of Oz and Meet Me In St Louis who achieved worldwide fame before her premature death, aged 47, from an accidental overdose caused by her constant use of prescription drugs. Go directly to shout page. In theatre she has built a reputation as a solid, dependable all-round performer, starting in repertory where she appeared in everything from Shakespeare to musicals: “You’re all equal and you’re all together, and you all screw-drive the set in, literally.” She followed that with supporting roles in West End productions of Honk!, She Loves Me and High Society, winning her first Laurence Olivier Award award for She Loves Me and a second nomination for High Society. Tracey Bennett (born 17 June 1961) is an English stage and television actress. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing [email protected] I’m just an actor with maybe more choices to make.”, It is for that reason that she says of producer Dean’s decision to invite her to play Garland in the West End: “I get a bit teary, because, I mean – I’m not being funny or faux-modest at all – I’m just nobody, and to risk a lot of money to buy the rights for me… remarkable faith and trust.”, So she is taking the responsibility seriously; she will be living more like a nun than the singing superstar she is playing. She played Ida in Honk!, which won the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.
She has won two Laurence Olivier Awards for her roles in She Loves Me and Hairspray. Bennett’s involvement in the play began 10 years ago when she was originally asked to appear in a very different version of it, a version that wasn’t even directly about Garland, though the lead character was clearly, says Bennett, based on her. Download our mobile app now.
As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return. There is a down-to-earth humility to Bennett that is instantly appealing when I meet her prior to the West End run of End Of The Rainbow. Tracie Bennett is a member of Actress In case?’”, One reason often cited for Garland’s dependency on prescription drugs is insecurities about her appearance at a young age, fuelled by pressure from MGM bosses; Louis B Meyer reportedly called her ‘my little hunchback’.
Even performing like a diva… Terry [Johnson]’s like, ‘Trace, you have to know that they love themselves, even though they might be insecure’.”, Hasn’t she encountered people like that during her career? We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.
Maybe she is selling herself short, but certainly Bennett comes across as someone whose career is rooted in a strong work ethic and a commitment to the task in hand rather than the sort of popular appeal and natural genius that made MGM pick the youngest Gumm sister as their poster girl. She played the role of Sharon Bentley in Coronation Street from 1982–1984 and then returning to the role in 1999. 17 November 2010, Last Updated
In February 2010, Bennett took the lead role as Judy Garland in a revival of Peter Quilter's play with music, End of the Rainbow, at Northampton's Royal Theatre.
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