Karen Archer has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company in "Nicholas Nickleby" and as Mrs. Erlynne in "Lady Windermere's Fan", as well as across the country in plays such as "Ghosts", "She Stoops to Conquer" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". Her television appearances include "The Chief", "Ruth Rendell Mysteries", "Casualty" and "Chancer" and she has been seen in the films "The Secret Garden" and "Forever Young".
Nanette Newman combines a successful career as an actress in films and on television with an established reputation as an author of best-selling children's and cookery books. Her principal films include her award-winning performance in "The Raging Moon" as well as "Stepford Wives", "International Velvet", "The Whisperers" and "Of Human Bondage". She has written over 30 childrens books to date, and six cookery books, one of which won her Cookbook of the Year. Nanette is married to the author and film director Bryan Forbes, and they have two daughters.