A look back at Su’s great “I Remember” interview, published last year by Reader’s Digest, along with a fab selection of photos. Su was also their cover star.
Su Pollard is a true UK treasure. The Nottingham born comedy actress and singer shares her fondest memories with Reader’s Digest. From discovering her flamboyant dress sense to scoring a Top Ten hit single.
…always having a flamboyant dress sense
When I was five, my mum Hilda took me to C&A in Nottingham. I said, “I want that blue dress with the yellow polka dots and I want one blue tight and one yellow one.” My mum’s dress sense was more twin set and pearls.
…my handsome Dad
I remember him at a family party, all suited and booted, singing “My Way” like Frank Sinatra and everyone cheering him on and shouting, “More, Don, more!” I was so proud of him. He always said to me, “You’ve got to follow your dreams.”
…making an audience laugh for the first time
I didn’t mean to. I was the angel Gabriel’s assistant in the school nativity, aged six, and was standing on a cardboard box to deliver my line to Mary, “Fear Not! Angel Gabriel will…” at which point I fell right through the box—the teacher hadn’t made it strong enough. It wasn’t an auspicious start to my acting career, but I loved how the audience laughed at the situation, so I clambered out of the box and finished my line “…be coming to give you a sign.” Everyone loved it.
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