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Balamory forged: Where are the stars now from stand-up comedy to a porn-star daughter and tragic death

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COLOURFUL children collection Balamory ended 16 years in the past however it’s nonetheless treasured immediately in the minds of its followers.

The legendary CBeebies collection was set in a fictional Scottish village with happy-go-lucky characters like Miss Hoolie and Suzie Sweet being favourites with younger viewers.

Balamory was a children TV drama set in a fictional Scottish cityCredit: BBC

Balamory, which ran from 2002 – 2005, gained Best Pre-school Live Action Series at the 2004 BAFTA Children’s Awards.

So what’s the story for the forged of Balamory now?

Miss Hoolie – Julie Wilson Nimmo

Balamory resident and main character Miss Hoolie narrated the kids drama
Balamory resident and major character Miss Hoolie narrated the children dramaCredit: BBC
Julie (pictured left) arrested Lorraine Kelly in an episode of Scot Squad in 2019
Julie (pictured left) arrested Lorraine Kelly in an episode of Scot Squad in 2019Credit: BBC

Smiling Balamory instructor Miss Hoolie narrated the children drama and all the time donned an all-green outfit.

She was performed by actress Julie Wilson Nimmo, 46, who made the lengthy journey from children telly to Craiglang in drama Still Game two years in the past.

Julie featured in a single episode alongside her Still Game star husband Greg Hemphill, who performs major character Victor McDade.

She’s at present showing in stage play Eavesdropping at Edinburgh’s Traverse theatre.

Archie the Inventor – Miles Jupp

Archie was the inventor who lived in the pink castle and donned a purple kilt
Archie was the inventor who lived in the pink citadel and donned a purple kiltCredit: BBC
He was played by Miles Jupp
He was performed by Miles JuppCredit: Getty

Wacky inventor Archie lived in the large pink castle and wore a purple kilt.

He was performed by comic Miles Jupp who has loved common TV appearances elsewhere in The Thick of It, Outnumbered, Netflix’s The Crown, and on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

He additionally performed the weatherman in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and his different film credit embody The Legend of Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Johnny English Reborn.

Miles beforehand revealed he was pressured to reduce impolite gags from his Edinburgh Festival stand-up efficiency after seeing younger Balamory followers in the viewers.

“I went on stage and there were 10 children in the front row. Nightmare,” he advised The Guardian.

“The show was only 40 minutes long and I had to keep cutting huge chunks of filth.”

Penny Pocket – Kim Tserkezie

Penny Pocket was played by actress Kim Tserkezie
Penny Pocket was performed by actress Kim TserkezieCredit: BBC

Penny Pocket had a expertise for arithmetic and ran the village store and cafe with Suzie.

The position gained Geordie actress Kim Tserkezie an award for her popularity of disabled individuals.

After Balamory ended she grew to become a author and producer along with her personal firm.

Last yr she starred in shortfilm Obsession, incomes two gongs at the Royal Television Society awards for her position as Jasmine.

Spencer the Painter – Rodd Christensen

Rodd Christensen played Spencer the Painter
Rodd Christensen performed Spencer the Painter
Rodd became a bus driver after the show ended
Rodd grew to become a bus driver after the present endedCredit: Richard Wilkins
Rodd's daughter Raylin Joy was a porn star in the US
Rodd’s daughter Raylin Joy was a porn star in the USCredit: rayjoycat/Instagram

Smiling Spencer was tasked with portray the vibrant homes of Balamory, however he additionally made music along with his well-known ladder that had musical steps.

After Balamory ended actor Rodd Christensen stop showbiz and grew to become a driver for theatre college Stagecoach, admitting the children generally recognised him from the present.

Though he shunned the limelight, his daughter made headlines when it was revealed she was a porn star.

Raylin Joy, who lives in LA, mentioned she acquired into porn “for the giggles”.

PC Plum – Andrew Agnew

Aspiring detective PC Plum was played by actor Andrew Agnew
Aspiring detective PC Plum was performed by actor Andrew AgnewCredit: BBC

Friendly neighbourhood officer PC Plum patrolled the crime-free village of Balamory as he dreamed of turning into a detective in the future.

He was performed by actor Andrew Agnew, who has gone on to direct children TV programmes and had his personal CBeebies live theatre present.

Andrew is a common on the annual panto circuit, having performed Muddles in festive pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Sunderland since 2014.

He’s additionally popped up in Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, and Peter Pan, and the 44-year-old is already lined up to star in Cinderella this Christmas.

Suzie Sweet – Mary Riggans

Suzie Sweet was played by the late Mary Riggans
Suzie Sweet was performed by the late Mary RiggansCredit: PA:Press Association

One of the hottest characters was Suzie Sweet who ran the village store with Penny Pocket.

She would wave a feather duster round whereas welcoming guests into her store.

Actress Mary Riggans was greatest recognized for Balamory, but additionally performed Effie Macinnes in Take The High Road.

She gained a Sony award for her efficiency as Jean Armour in the radio play Till A’ the Seas Run Dry in 1993 – and starred in Taggart and Still Game.

Balamory followers had been saddened to be taught in 2013 that she had died “peacefully holding her daughter’s hand” after struggling a stroke the yr earlier than.

Josy Jump – Buki Akib and Kasia Haddad

Actress Buki Akib (pictured) played Josy Jump but she quit in 2004 and was replaced by Kasia Haddad
Actress Buki Akib (pictured) performed Josy Jump however she stop in 2004 and was changed by Kasia HaddadCredit: BBC

Josy Jump was the health teacher at the main college subsequent door to Miss Hoolie’s nursery college.

She inspired the younger Balamory viewers to train and beloved storytelling by way of motion and dance.

Actress Buki Akib (pictured) performed Josy however she stop in 2004 as the position clashed along with her college research.

Akib was changed by Kasia Haddad, however the present’s younger followers could not perceive why Josy appeared completely different and their mother and father complained.

After Balamory led to 2005 Kasia starred as Wendy in Doctors.

Edie McCredie – Juliet Cadzow

Edie McCredie drove the school bus
Edie McCredie drove the college bus
The actress joined the cast of pantomime Snow White in 2018
The actress joined the forged of pantomime Snow White in 2018Credit: John Kirkby – The Sun Glasgow

Edie McCredie drove the nursery college bus however had travelled throughout the world, and had a number of images and souvenirs to discuss.

She was additionally a motor mechanic, and when she wasn’t singing in the driver’s seat she would repair autos in her garrage, and often snap at different street customers.

Actress Juliet Cadzow, now 70, went on to seem in Doctor Who and Skins after Balamory ended.

She additionally starred as Winston’s fantasy girl in Still Game again in 2006.

In 2016, Juliet then landed the position of Suzie Fraser in Scottish cleaning soap River City and joined the forged of pantomime Snow White in 2018.

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