Bonnie Langford was born in Oxford in 1964 and has gone on to become a well-loved actress across stage and screen. Making her stage debut at seven years old, her career has seen her appear in the West End and on Broadway as well as featured roles in some of Britain’s most loved programmes.
Langford attended the Arts Educational School and Italia Conti Academy. Whilst at school, she starred in Gone With the Wind in 1972 and played Baby June in Gypsy in the West End and on Broadway, alongside Angela Lansbury as Rose. At 10 years old, Langford was nominated for her first Drama Desk award.
Starring in a previous national tour of 42nd Street as Peggy Sawyer, Langford is no stranger to the theatre. Early stage credits include playing Rumpleteazer in the original production of Cats in 1981 and the title role in Peter Pan at the Aldwych Theatre in 1985. She has also led casts of Chicago in London, Canada and the US when she performed as Roxie Hart across a five year period from 2006 - 2010. She has also starred as The Lady of The Lake in a 2012 production of Spamalot at the Harold Pinter Theatre, before reprising the role in 2013 and 2014 at the Playhouse Theatre.
Outside of theatre, Langford appeared in Doctor Who as Mel, the Doctor’s companion from 1986 to 1987. Her last notable television credit comes from her three year period on Eastenders. She played Carmel Kazemi, the mother of Kush Kazemi played by Davood Ghadami. Langford also appeared on Dancing on Ice in 2006, finishing in third place. She then went on to tour with the show in 2007.
Langford returned to 42nd Street in 2018, playing Dorothy Brock at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. A few months later, she originated the role of Roz in the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5, at the Savoy Theatre.