Sheila Reid is arguably best known for her role as Madge, the mobility scooter riding chain smoker in Benidorm…
However, in a new Sky Arts 1 series which is entitled Psychobitches, we’re to see a whole ‘nother side of her when she portrays a “comedy Mother Teresa.”
Psychobitches will focus on parodies of famous women in history, such as Eva Braun, who’ll be played by Catherine Tate, Beatrix Potter, who’ll be portrayed by Selina Griffith, and Joan of Arc who’s set to be played by Katy Brand.
We’ll see the women discussing their problems with a psychologist who’s to be played by Rebecca Front.
Speaking to What’s On TV about her role in the new show, which will portray Mother Teresa as “a beer-drinking, chain-smoking grump”, Sheila said, “At first I was quite nervous to be portraying this woman I’ve looked up to all my life in that way… Read more & comment »
As fans of hit sitcom Benidorm will know, Madge Harvey has a rather amazing/shocking tan, and Sheila Reid who plays the feisty pensioner has revealed that she has to have a 20 minute spray tan every day before she begins filming.
74 year old Sheila – who’s also starred in All Creatures Great and Small, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Psychoville – made the revelation while appearing on This Morning, and added that the fake tan means she can never have a dip in the Solana’s pool!
Of the tanning routine, Sheila explained, ”I would frighten the horses if there was more than one person spraying me with fake tan.
“It takes about 15 to 20 minutes every morning to put it on. They top it up every day.
”I’m the only one who has never been in the pool because if I dived in it would look like some terrible pond in a muddy field…” Read more & comment »