Biography

All about Noele Gordon.

  • Music

    Noele first won a prize for singing aged 9 in 1929,  she later became a popular West End performer which saw Frederick Loewe, upon seeing Noele’s performance in Brigadoon, jokingly offer to marry her   –  so impressed with how she interpreted his words. Noele described herself as the   UK’s   ‘Ethel   Murman’ and like Ethel was – in her own words – ‘more of a hollerer than a pop singer’ which suited large theatres and the kind of productions she took leading roles in. However, she did also record several record releases and here is a list of some of those commercial recordings featuring Noele. BIG BEN…

  • Theatre and Live Performance

    Aren’t Men Beasts? – Strand Theatre London Noele’s first major professional engagement at the Strand Theatre alongside John Mills, Roberson Hare and Alfred Drayton. This understudy role was during Noele’s final year at RADA. She did get to perform in the key role several times. The Lady of La Paz – Noele made a brief appearance screaming. This was during Noele’s time as an understudy with Aren’t Men Beasts? 100 Years On – Repertory Theatre/Brandon Thomas Players Noele had a small part in this her first theatrical role after leaving RADA. Ah, Wilderness! – Repertory Theatre/Brandon Thomas Players Noele features as Nora the Maid, a part she also played for…

  • Television, Film and Radio

    A look at Noele’s major work across TV, movie and radio broadcasts. RADIO Cap and Bells, BBC Radio (Home Service), 1944 A  late-night revue featuring Noele Gordon, Hubert Gregg, Cliff Gordon, Frances Day and Naunton Wayne. Fools’ Paradise, BBC Radio (Home Service), 1945 Noele stars weekly as Letty Venables in this ‘adventure in six parts’ drama from a story by John Jowett and Vernon Harris. Mable in Metroland, BBC Radio, (Home Service), 1945 Fairy story of a London bus in wartime. Book and lyrics by Henrik Ege. Noele played Rosamond. Other cast included Dick Francis as Mr Blatherwick and Binnie Hale as Mable. Cinderella, BBC Radio (Home Service), 1945 A…

  • Biography

    Born Joan Noel Gordon at 139 Clements Road, East Ham, London, on December 25th 1919 she became a leading force in the launch of ATV Midlands and a groundbreaking television personality.