When Ann Simpson was filming for Kids from O.W.L. she came in for a bit of teasing from her colleagues at the Christchurch doctor's surgery where she otherwise works' as a receptionist.

A computer had just been introduced into the surgery and she was having difficulty in mastering it. Wearing her other hat as an actress, she was playing Mrs Foskett-Hewson, a sweet little old lady who constructs sophisticated weaponry and is an expert with computers.

Ann Simpson, 48, came to New Zealand from England 20 years ago. She has two grown-up daughters. Though she has never been a full-time actress, she has been acting ever since she was a child. Her first professional role was playing a panda when she was 11.

She has worked with Court Theatre in Christchurch and is the voice for the character Beattie in the Television New Zealand puppet series Woolly Valley.

From the NZ Listener, 15 Sep. 1984

Kids from O.W.L.(1984)
Woolly Valley (1981-82)