The Avengers – Sixty Years & Beyond – Guest Biographies




Cyd Child was the stunt double for both Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson between 1967 and 1969. She returned to The New Avengers as fight arranger and double for Joanna Lumley some seven years later.

Film and Television credits include: Space Riders; The Sender; For Your Eyes Only; Superman II; Superman; Blake's 7; Space: 1999; The Return of the Pink Panther; No Blade of Grass; Captain Nemo and the Underwater City; The Prisoner; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased); UFO; The Goodies; Robin of Sherwood and Hammerhead (stunt double for Diana Dors).

Cyd's autobiography 'Judo, The Avengers and Me' was published by Fantom last year.

Cyd's autograph is included with the weekend ticket.



Paul Weston was the stunt and driving double for John Steed from "From Venus with Love" until "Bizarre". Featured in over thirty episodes he played various roles within the series including "All Done with Mirrors" (Thug in lighthouse); "The Forget-Me-Knot" (Peter Peel); "Murdersville" (Second Policeman); "Dead Man's Treasure" (Rally Guest); "Death's Door" (Journalist); "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station" (Passenger on train) and "Escape in Time" (Josino's double / Tout).

Paul started his ‘Show Business’ career in the Sixty’s as photographic model, but his big break when he was asked to understudy Roger Moore on the The Saint TV series.

Credits include The Batman; Last Night in Soho; Fast & Furious 9; Rogue One; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi; Skyfall; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Licence to Kill; The Living Daylights; The Return of Sherlock Holmes; Bergerac; Super Gran; Dempsey and Makepeace; Superman III; Octopussy; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; An American Werewolf in London; For Your Eyes Only; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Superman II; The Professionals; Moonraker; Blake's 7; Superman; The Spy Who Loved Me; The Sweeney; Eskimo Nell; Moonraker; The Man with the Golden Gun; Live and Let Die; Her Majesty's Secret Service; You Only Live Twice; The Satanic Rites of Dracula and The Tomorrow People.

Paul will be joining us on the Saturday. His autograph is included with the weekend ticket.



Julian Wadham plays John Steed in the audio recreations of the lost episodes of The Avengers, and the continuing comic book and novel adaptions from Big Finish.

Julian's television credits include Bergerac; Agatha Christie's Poirot - "The Plymouth Express"; Middlemarch; The Trial of Lord Lucan; Pie in the Sky; Catherine Cookson - The Wingless Bird; Highlander: The Raven; Midsomer Murders; The Inspector Lynley Mysteries; Rosemary & Thyme; Dalziel and Pascoe; Taggart; Agatha Christie's Marple - "Sleeping Murder"; My Boy Jack; Foyle's War; Lewis; Downton Abbey; Silk and The Casual Vacancy.

On Film his credits include The Madness of King George; The English Patient and Preaching to the Perverted.

Julian will be appearing on the Sunday. His autograph is included with the weekend ticket.



Dinny Powell played various roles within the series including "Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers..." (stunt double: William Kendall); "Get-A-Way!" (stunt double: Robert Russell); "Murdersville" (stunt double: Robert Cawdron); "The Positive Negative Man" (stunt double: Ray McAnally); "Homicide and Old Lace" (Intercrime Guard) and "Mission... Highly Improbable" (Karl).

Stunt and acting credits include Tomorrow Never Dies; GoldenEye; Moonraker; The Spy Who Loved Me; You Only Live Twice; From Russia with Love; Dr. No; Carry on Up the Khyber; The Saint; The Phantom of the Opera; Finding Neverland; Gosford Park; Red Dwarf; The Mummy Returns; Mission: Impossible; Sharpe; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Robin of Sherwood; Dempsey and Makepeace; Curse of the Pink Panther; Krull; The Professionals; Blake's 7; The Sweeney; Space: 1999; Revenge of the Pink Panther; Steptoe & Son; The Blood on Satan's Claw; Casino Royale; Adam Adamant Lives!; The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.

His Doctor Who credits include "The Ambassadors of Death"; "Terror of the Autons" (Auton Daffodil Man, Stunt Double for Captain Yates); "Colony in Space" (IMC Guard and Primitive); "The Curse of Peladon" (Peladonian Guard) and "Genesis of the Daleks" (Thal Guard).



Emily Woodward plays Tara King in the audio adaptations of The Avengers by Big Finish. She has also starred in a number of Doctor Who plays for the same company.

Emily's stage credits include Rapid Write Response: Boy/Girl (Theatre503); The Last Ones (Jermyn Street Theatre); Mrs. Warren's Profession (Everyman Theatre Cheltenham & UK Tour); Private Lives (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh) and The Woman in White (Lincoln Theatre Royal & UK Tour); Macbeth (Drayton Theatre, London) and The Winter's Tale (Mercury Theatre, Colchester).

On television, her credits include Father Brown and Doctors.

Emily will be appearing on the Sunday. Her autograph is included with the weekend ticket.


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Additional T&Cs: The ticket holder must be in attendance to redeem the inclusive autographs and are non-transferable by proxy. Autographs from Bonus guests are not included in the ticket package. Not all guests will be appearing all days. Inclusive autographs (ten from specified guests) are included in the admission price, however if you wish to purchase additional autographs, vouchers will be available on the day.