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Floella Benjamin

One of the most famous presenters of Play School (1964) she has recently devoted her life to charity work. As well as sitting on the Board of Governors of Britain's National Film & Television School, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen for services to broadcasting and charity in 2001. As of 28th May 2010, she is formally known as Baroness Benjamin... See full bio »

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Rendition CIA Staffer
Run, Fat Boy, Run Libby's Mum
Crown Court Jenny Marsh
The Line of Beauty Mrs Charles


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 2010-2014 Chuggington (TV Series)
Mayor Pullman (UK)
- The Tootington Tunnel (2014) ... Mayor Pullman (UK) (voice)
- Winter Whiteout (2014) ... Mayor Pullman (UK) (voice)
- Explorer Koko (2013) ... Mayor Pullman (UK) (voice)
- Movie-Maker Brewster (2011) ... Mayor Pullman (UK) (voice)
- Gold Wheels (2011) ... Mayor Pullman (UK) (voice)
 2007-2011 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Professor Rivers
- Sky: Part 1 (2011) ... Professor Rivers
- The Eternity Trap: Part 2 (2009) ... Professor Rivers
- The Eternity Trap: Part 1 (2009) ... Professor Rivers
- Day of the Clown: Part 2 (2008) ... Professor Rivers
- The Lost Boy: Part 1 (2007) ... Professor Rivers
 2009 Winner Takes All (Video short)
Narrator (voice, as Floella Benjamin O.B.E.)
 2007-2008 Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies (TV Series)
Mama Mirabelle / Hildegard the Hippo
- Mama Mirabelle's New Theatre/It Gives You Paws (2008) ... Hildegard the Hippo
- Have You Heard?/This Is Mama's World (2008) ... Mama Mirabelle
- Muddy Wonderland/Do You See What I See? (2008) ... Mama Mirabelle
- Jumbled Jungle/Alone Together (2008) ... Mama Mirabelle
- Find Your Way Home/The Nose Knows (2008) ... Mama Mirabelle
 2007 Rendition
CIA Staffer
 2007 Run, Fat Boy, Run
Libby's Mum
 2006 The Line of Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs Charles
- The Love Chord (2006) ... Mrs Charles
 2005 Coming to England (TV Movie)
 2004 Brand Spanking (Short)
School Tannoy
 2000 Fetch the Vet (TV Series)
Kara (2000-2001)
 1998 Jamboree (TV Series)
 1990 Family Fortunes (TV Series)
- Celebrity Christmas Special 2 (1990) ... Tiddles
 1986 Roland Rat: The Series (TV Series)
BBC 3 Announcer
- Episode #1.11 (1986) ... BBC 3 Announcer
 1984 Father's Day (TV Series)
TV interviewer
- Liberty, Equality, Paternity (1984) ... TV interviewer
 1984 Aladdin and the Forty Thieves (TV Movie)
Genie of the Ring
 1983 Top Secret (TV Series)
- Episode dated 13 November 1983 (1983) ... Panelist
- Episode dated 23 October 1983 (1983) ... Panelist
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Rosy Baker
 1981 Bergerac (TV Series)
- Picking It Up (1981) ... Juniper
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
- Hugo (1981) ... Kayreen
- Colin (1981) ... Kayreen
 1980 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
- Shock (1980) ... Gloria
 1975-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Norma / Marie-Louise / Solicitor's clerk
- A Hole in Babylon (1979) ... Norma
- Waterloo Sunset (1979) ... Marie-Louise
- The Floater (1975) ... Solicitor's clerk
 1978-1979 Angels (TV Series)
Marigold Glasspole / April Yallop
- Episode #5.7 (1979) ... Marigold Glasspole
- Episode #5.5 (1979) ... Marigold Glasspole
- Maternity (1978) ... April Yallop
 1979 Kids (TV Series)
Ella Buckley
- Laurie (1979) ... Ella Buckley
 1978 Mixed Blessings (TV Series)
- The Housewarming (1978) ... Karen
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
- The Wild Bunch (1978) ... Melody
 1977 Black Joy
 1974-1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
- On the Second Day of Christmas (1975) ... Barbara
- Get the Glory Down (1975) ... Barbara
- The Slap (1975) ... Barbara
- A Sense of Duty (1974) ... Barbara
- Failing to Report (1974) ... Barbara
 1975 Sharon's Baby
1st Nurse
 1975 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Dallas
- Target (1975) ... Mrs. Dallas
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jenny Marsh
- Victims of Prejudice: Part 1 (1974) ... Jenny Marsh
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar," at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Richard Barnes, Stephen Tate, Derek Damon, Dana Gillespie, Myra Sands, Jonathan Kramer, and Chris Evans in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Baroness Floella Benjamin | Baroness Benjamin | Floella Benjamin O.B.E. | Floella Benjamin OBE


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

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 ... See more »


The name Floella was invented by her father, Roy, who told her that "Flo" is short for "flower" and ella means "best of all". See more »

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