Hilary O'Neil

 

Hilary O'Neil started out as a dancer for Ken Dodd, she was a founding member of the vocal harmony group The Stutz Bear Cats and she's brought her joyous personalty to West End shows like Shout, Animal Crackers and Acorn Antiques. She's probably best known as impressionist with appearances on Copycats, The Royal Variety Show, Des O'Connor Tonight and Live from The Palladium. She's worked with Sir Trevor Nunn, Jim Davidson, Julia Walters, Joe Pasquale, Freddie Starr, Joe Longthorne, Richard Digance, Hale & Pace, Bobby Davro and Brian Conley.

She's starred in over 30 pantos and one of her reviews said she, “was a firm audience favourite among the adults throughout the show too – with her uncanny ability to mimic some of the biggest stars of the small screen”. 

In this interview she shares backstage secrets, impressions of her favourite stars and how a chance meeting with Victoria Wood in the street led to the role of her life.