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The Harpers from My Family

Find out about the Harper family.

Ben Harper

Ben Harper

Occupation: Dentist
Played By: Robert Lindsay
Also seen in: Citizen Smith, GBH, Hornblower, A Very Social Secretary.

Other Stuff: Robert Lindsay has one son and one daughter - Sydney and Sam. It’s now 25 years since he first appeared as Wolfie in Citizen Smith - his last sitcom before My Family. His real name is Robert Lindsay Stevenson.

Susan Harper

Susan Harper

Occupation: Tour Guide
Played By: Zoë Wanamaker
Also seen in: Prime Suspect, Gormenghast, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Johnny and the Bomb.

Other Stuff: Zoë was born in New York but grew up in England after her father was blacklisted during the McCarthy persecutions.

Nick Harper

Kris Marshall as Nick Harper in my family

Occupation: various (all unsuccessful)
Played By: Kris Marshall
Also seen in: My Life in Film, Funland, Je T'aime John Wayne, Iris, Love Actually.

Other Stuff: Kris Marshall once had a job in children’s theatre, when he had to dress up as large, fluffy owl.

Janey Harper

Daniela Denby-Ashe as Janey Harper in My Family

Occupation: waitress (sacked)
Played By: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Also seen in: EastEnders, Office Gossip, Ab Fab.

Other Stuff: Daniela appeared in an episode of Absolutely Fabulous as Saffy’s (future) daughter, Victoria.

Michael Harper

Gabriel Thomson as Michael Harper in my family

Occupation: still at school
Played By: Gabriel Thomson
Also seen in: Great Expectations, Enemy At The Gates, The New Adventures of Pinocchio.

Other Stuff: Gabriel Thomson’s acting debut came at the age of four, when he appeared in a Frosties commercial.

Abi Harper

Siobhan Hayes as Abi Harper

Occupation: Student
Played By: Siobhan Hayes
Also seen in: Little Britain, Cry Wolf, The Bill, Eastenders, Starting Out, Birds of a Feather.

Other Stuff: Siobhan appeared in three series of the Radio 4 comedy drama Absolute Power with Stephen Fry.

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