Television and Film
Bonnie first appeared on television in 1971 at six years old on the talent show Opportunity Knocks for Thames TV and over the following 3 years made regular appearances on Junior Showtime for Yorkshire TV. She played Violet Elizabeth Bott in Just William for London Weekend TV and The Lena And Bonnie Show with her friend Lena Zavaroni.
She co-starred with Wayne Sleep in the award winning dance show The Hot Shoe Show for BBC1. She has made numerous appearances on light entertainment, chat and game shows as well as Royal Command Performances and Royal Celebrations. She has presented many programmes including a Live kids show called The Saturday Starship for Central TV.
Bonnie created the role of Melanie Bush, the 22nd assistant to the Doctor on BBC TV’s Doctor Who. In 1986, she was the subject of This Is Your Life.
Other highlights include Mirrorball; The Catherine Tate Show; Showstoppers; Noel Coward’s Tonight A 8.30; Esther; Baby Ballroom, The Championship; Hotel Babylon; The Spa and Agatha Christie’s Marple.
In 2006, Bonnie learned to ice skate in front of millions on the very first season of Torvill and Dean’s Dancing On Ice for ITV. She reached the final and returned for Dancing On Ice: Champion Of Champions and the Dancing On Ice: All Stars season in 2014.
Film roles include Lena Marelli in Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone and Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street (2018) the live show filmed for release in over 650 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and available on BroadwayHD and PBS America. 42ndstreetcinema.com
Bonnie created the role of Carmel Kazemi in the BBC’s flagship drama Eastenders for which she won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2015 British Soap Awards, a BAFTA for Best Continuing Drama of 2019 and was nominated for ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’ at the 2019 National Television Awards.