Red Dwarf Q&A with Norman Lovett
HATTIE HAYRIDGE was part of the late ’80s, early ’90s wave of comedians. Her very first gig was a spontaneous five minute spot in a London club, after “a bad day at the office”. She continued to do open spots and gigs and in April 1988 appeared on FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE. Here she was spotted by the Producers of BBC’s RED DWARF to appear in the episode, PARALLEL UNIVERSE alongside the male Computer, Holly (Norman Lovett).
The same year, Hattie went to perform at the Montreal Comedy Festival, being filmed for the related Just For Laughs TV programme.
In 1989, after the departure of Norman Lovett, Hattie successfully auditioned for the part of HOLLY. She appeared in RED DWARF Series III, IV and V.
Most of her television appearances have been ‘as herself’ on panel shows and stand-up shows, including a set on US TV on The LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. Robert Llewellyn’s online Carpool interview with Hattie was filmed in 2010 as was her winning performance on Celebrity Mastermind.