Michelle's 'job', as the sub-postmistress of the neighbouring village, enables her to travel about in complete freedom, dressed in her trademark resistance 'uniform' of black beret and a trenchcoat. Her catchphrase is, "Listen very carefully, shall say this only once."
Kirsten has four children, and lives in London.
She is, of course, best remembered for her character Michelle Dubois, leader of the Nouvion branch of the French resistance. Kirsten Cooke appeared in 81 episodes of 'Allo! 'Allo! over the ten years that the show ran - from 1982 to 1992. Michelle is forever coming up with bright ideas to capture spies, or help airmen to escape, but her plans are invariably doomed to fail through the incompetence of those (usually Rene!) around her.
She appears mainly in theatre productions, but her occasional TV appearances have included Terry And June (1983), Down To Earth (1995) with Richard Briers, The Upper Hand (19950 and 4 episodes of Chucklevision (2002).
Kirsten Cooke was born in Sussex, and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy in London.
I met actress Kirsten Cooke, one of the stars of the long-running TV series, 'Allo! 'Allo! at the Memorabilia show in Birmingham, in August 2006. She signed my 'War Diaries of Rene Artois' book for me.
(left) Kirsten Cooke & Gorden Kaye in 'Allo! 'Allo!
in the play A Summer's Day.
Kirsten Cooke on stage at the Old Red Lion Theatre
Kirsten Cooke as Michelle Dubois
Kirsten is the first signature in my book
The War Diaries of Rene Artois
Carole Ashby, Kirsten Cooke, Arthur Bostrom
& Vicki Michelle in party spirit!
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