Based on the books by Dick King-Smith, The Queen’s Nose was a TV series broadcast by the BBC during the CBBC slot between 1995 and 1998. It told the story of 12-year-old Harmony Parker who was given a special 50p piece by her Uncle Ginger.
Much like Aladdin’s lamp, this magic coin granted Harmony wishes when she rubbed the queen’s nose on the head side of the coin. It was hugely popular with kids up and down the country, and in 1996 won a Royal Television Society for Best Children’s Drama.
The programme was revived in the new millennium but without main character Harmony, which many fans think diminished the series. But what are the stars of the show doing now?
Melody’s Agent (played by Paul Danan)
Whilst still filming the Queen’s Nose, Danan joined the cast of Hollyoaks, playing the role of Sol Patrick between 1997 and 2001. However since then, he has become somewhat of a reality TV star, appearing on Celebrity Love Island in both 2005 and 2006, whilst he is currently a regular panellist on Celebrity Big Brothers Bit On the Side.
The 38 year old currently runs the Paul Danan Drama Club in London and in 2015, he and his partner had a baby son and named him DeNiro Danan.
Gemma (played by Lucinda Dryzek)
The Queen’s Nose was one of Dryzek’s first acting roles, but since the show she has gone on to earn an impressive CV. The 25-year-old is most well-known for playing Katy Riley in the BBC sitcom Life of Riley, whilst she is currently a regular in Holby City as Jasmine Burrows.
She is also credited with roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as a young version of Keira Knightley’s character Elizabeth Swann, Doctor Who, Spooks: Code 9, Doctors, Outnumbered, Cardinal Burns, Stella and Midsomer Murders.