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Floella Benjamin

Biography

Author and vocalist who became referred to as a presenter on children’s applications like Play College. She worked well at a standard bank while attending night time school, then started operating as an celebrity in Western End musicals. She’s kept many offices in her existence, including Chairman of BAFTA and Governor from the Country wide Film and Tv School. She wedded Keith Taylor in 1980. She experienced a small part in the film Work Fatboy Work, starring Simon Pegg.

Quick Facts


Full Name Floella Benjamin
Date Of Birth September 23, 1949
Place Of Birth Trinidad And Tobago
Profession TV Actress
Nationality Trinidadian, British
Spouse Keith Taylor
Children Alvina Taylor, Aston Taylor
Parents Veronica Benjamin
Siblings Sandra Benjamin, Lester Benjamin
Awards Order of the British Empire
Movies Run Fatboy Run, Rendition, The Line of Beauty, Black Joy, Coming to England
TV Shows Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies, Play School, Play Away, Fast Forward (UK)
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to broadcasting.
2 Has an identical twin sister, Sandra
3 The name Floella was invented by her father, Roy, who told her that "Flo" is short for "flower" and ella means "best of all".


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chuggington 2010-2014 TV Series Mayor Pullman (UK)
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2007-2011 TV Series Professor Rivers
Winner Takes All 2009 Video short Narrator (voice, as Floella Benjamin O.B.E.)
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies 2007-2008 TV Series Mama Mirabelle
Rendition 2007 CIA Staffer
Run, Fatboy, Run 2007 Libby's Mum
The Line of Beauty 2006 TV Mini-Series Mrs Charles
Coming to England 2005 TV Movie Teacher
Brand Spanking 2004 Short School Tannoy
Jamboree 1998 TV Series Presenter
Family Fortunes 1990 TV Series Tiddles
Roland Rat: The Series 1986 TV Series BBC 3 Announcer
Father's Day 1984 TV Series TV interviewer
Aladdin and the Forty Thieves 1984 TV Movie Genie of the Ring
Strangers 1982 TV Series Rosy Baker
Bergerac 1981 TV Series Juniper
Maybury 1981 TV Series Kayreen
The Gentle Touch 1980 TV Series Gloria
Play for Today 1975-1979 TV Series Norma / Marie-Louise / Solicitor's clerk
Angels 1978-1979 TV Series Marigold Glasspole / April Yallop
Kids 1979 TV Series Ella Buckley
Mixed Blessings 1978 TV Series Karen
Send in the Girls 1978 TV Series Melody
Black Joy 1977 Miriam
Within These Walls 1974-1975 TV Series Barbara
Sharon's Baby 1975 1st Nurse
Dixon of Dock Green 1975 TV Series Mrs. Dallas
Crown Court 1974 TV Series Jenny Marsh

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fast Forward 1984-1987 TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fast Forward 1987 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Treehouse 1987 TV Series producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Morning Live 2016 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Who Wants to Live Forever? 2009 Video documentary short Narrator (voice, as Floella Benjamin O.B.E.)
The Wright Stuff 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
Richard & Judy 2007 TV Series Herself
Children's TV on Trial 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Little Miss Jocelyn 2006 TV Series Herself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Weakest Link 2003 TV Series Herself
Killer Queen! 2002 Herself - Royal Mail Stamp Advisory Committee 1999
Breakfast with Frost 2001 TV Series Herself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Herself
This Is Your Life 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Full Swing 1996 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Squares 1993-1995 TV Series Herself
You Bet! 1990 TV Series Herself
Blankety Blank 1982-1990 TV Series Herself
Daytime Live 1988 TV Series Herself - Presenter
A Question of Entertainment 1988 TV Series Herself
Fast Forward 1984-1987 TV Series Herself - Various / Will Scarlet / She-Ra / ...
Treehouse 1987 TV Series Herself
Saturday Superstore 1983-1986 TV Series Herself
Breakfast Time 1986 TV Series Herself
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1986 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Billy Connolly 1985 TV Special Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
On Safari 1982-1984 TV Series Herself
Punchlines! 1983-1984 TV Series Herself
Crackerjack! 1982-1984 TV Series Herself - Guest
Top Secret 1983 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Record Breakers 1979-1980 TV Series documentary Herself
Play Away 1971 TV Series Herself
Play School 1964 TV Series Herself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales of Television Centre 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1 I meet people who grew up with our shows, and they say I'm part of their life. Children's TV wasn't a stepping stone to further a career - infact it was considered a bit inferior - but nowadays presenters use it as a showcase. It's 'Here I am, I want to be a star.' A lot of it is led by pop music and videos. They're targeting little kids with sex, and selling them CDs and T-shirts. You see them with G-strings and skimpy things, and I think, 'Where has that child gone? Give them back their innocence, please'.


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