Shirley Bassey (Maxine Barrie)
The original Grand Final winner of Stars in Their Eyes and the world's very best impersonator of Dame Shirley.
Maxine Barrie's reputation as a gifted performer, with meticulous attention to detail, a true professional with an absolutely unequalled level of experience in her field, qualify entirely the term 'star in her own right'.
In 1990, and after an already lengthy and successful career as a singer in her own right, Maxine entered into the first ever series of Granada TVs Stars In Their Eyes. She won the first episode's heat, and went on to win the first ever Grand Final of the series.
From that moment on, Maxine Barrie became the household name she remains to this day, revelling in a warmth with the public few major stars enjoy.
Her unmistakeable 'Basseyisms', the accuracy of her portrayal, have made Maxine arguably the most famous impersonator in the world.
Maxine's own fabulous personality has given her a rapport with public and fellow professional alike, a devotion and respect the world over.
Maxine is an outstanding vocalist with the ability to captivate an audience from the moment she steps on stage.
She has met Prince Edward and Tony Blair, appeared in Hello magazine with Nick Faldo, launched a new Jaguar car in Birmingham, appeared in a charity show at Chatsworth House in front of the Duke of Devonshire, worked alongside Geoffrey Archer, Anthea Turner, Russ Abbott and Ruby Wax, Jonathan Ross.
This sensational show captures all the glamour, power and passion of Shirley Bassey in her splendid prime.