Nikki van der Zyl gained fame by re-voicing the ‘Bond women’ – Ursula Andress in Dr No, Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger, Claudine Auger in Thunderball and many others. She also spoke for Raquel Welch in 1 Million Years BC and other stars in 1960’s and 70’s. Later she became a barrister and after that an assistant to an MP in the House of Commons. After a year she was recruited as a political journalist and Lobby Correspondent in the Press Gallery for Television South. In 1994 she founded a theatre company, which produced Blood Wedding at the Bull (starring Nikki and in 1998 she won the first prize in a painting competition and she began a HNC Public Art Course at Barnat College.
Nikki writes poetry and while working in the House of Commons ahe brought up a book of poetical biographies of MPs and Ministers. She composes and records songs and sung for many years in Residential Homes and Day Centres.
Multitalented Nikki van der Zyl will reveal to you her fascinating life story, including many interesting anecdotes, beginning from her early life and arrival in Britain, through school years, acting career, studying law, working at the House of Commons, and journalist period, until her retirement.
James Bond fans can attend Life and Time of Nikki van der Zyl – Voice of the Stars on Sunday, 6 December at 7:30pm at London’s Spiro Ark Centre.
The Spiro Ark Centre is located at 25 – 26 Enford Street, London W1H 1DW. Tickets are £12.00 (plus a £1.00 online booking fee).
To book tickets or for further information, visit the official website or phone 020 7723 9991.
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