|Born||March 5th, 1928 |
|Died||November 10th, 2006 |
|Productions||Flannelfoot as The Singer |
Betrayed as Carla Van Oven (singing voice)
Make Me an Offer as Sally (original London cast)
Dr. No as Honey Ryder (singing voice)
Gigi as Gigi
|Recordings||Make Me an Offer (original cast recording) |
Bless This House
Diana Coupland was a British actress and singer.
Born Betty Diana Coupland in Leeds, the West Riding of Yorkshire, she was unable to take up a career as a ballet dancer but instead became a singer, having appeared on the radio from the age of eleven. When she grew up, Coupland became a hotel singer and later appeared in films as an actress and dubbing voice.
Coupland made her breakthrough as Jean Abbott in the sitcom Bless This House and its subsequent film adaptation and made later appearances in films such as The Millionairess and series including One Foot in the Grave. She passed away in 2006.
Singing professionally from a young age, Coupland was spotted and ultimately cast in the musical Make Me an Offer, and would also dub several actresses' singing voices, notably Lana Turner in Betrayed and Ursula Andress in Dr. No.
- Fascinating Man (solo)
- Johnny Come Home (solo)
- Underneath the Mango Tree (solo)
- Kingston Calypso (solo)
- The Pram Song (duet)
- If I Was A Man (contains solo lines)
- Love Him (solo)
- Sally's Lullaby (duet)
- It's Sort Of Romantic (duet)
- The Earth and Other Minor Things (solo)
- The Night They Invented Champagne (contains solo lines)
- I Never Want To Go Home Again (contains solo lines)
- In This Wide, Wide World (solo)
- Bless This House (solo)
- Kids Say the Darndest Things (solo)