Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 1983 - 2017
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Georgina Lightning Q & A

To celebrate 15 years of Series 3, we got hold of Georgina Lightning who played Lainie Proudfoot. Georgina was kind enough to let us know what it was like on set, what she enjoyed most about her time with the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet crew and what she is working on now. Copyright: The following images, articles and text are copyright awpet.com. Site Release Date: April 27th 2017  Acknowledgement: Georgina Lightning 
Q1. How did you get the part in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet,  was it something that was offered to you?  A. I auditioned for the role in Los Angeles.             Q2. As Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was a UK TV show, had you seen or heard of it before? Did you watch any episodes, of the series your were in or earlier ones? A. No I had not heard of it before and I have not seen the episodes I was in as it does not air here in the US. Q3. Did you bring anything of yourself to your character? Was the part written for yourself, or did you make it your own?   A. Yes I always do, it’s what separates me from anyone else playing the role. Q4. Series 3 of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet which you starred in was a UK TV ratings smash hit. Did you know you were getting into a huge cult classic TV show with millions of fans worldwide? A. No I had no idea how huge it was until I met some of the British actors on set, it was  very exciting to say the least. I would love to come there sometime for a reunion with the other actors. Q5. Your character is fondly remembered for your relationship with Bomber. Pat Roach who played Bomber is one of the most loved characters, and sadly missed. Did you enjoy your time with Pat on screen? A. That was so sad, I heard of that news a while ago. I adored Pat, he was such a great man to work with. I was honoured to work beside him. Q6. What are your fondest memories of filming in Arizona? A. I love Arizona...the landscape and the weather..sunshine day after day.   Q7. Today, many viewers still struggle to understand the Newcastle 'Geordie' accent. Did you? A. Well I studied phonetics and accents from around the globe, most of it I can understand. Once in a while I would need someone to speak a bit slower for the translation.   Q8. What is one memory that stands out from your time on Auf Wiedersehen, Pet? A. Engaging in conversations with the British actor such as Tim Spall. they are a higher caliber of actors than many in the US. I love hearing them talk about acting and their experiences.   Q9. Do you remember filming anything that didn't make it on screen? Any cut scenes or filming bloopers? A. I have not seen it so i have no idea what made the cut and what did not.   Q10. Do you have any behind the scenes pictures you can share with fans? A. I have pictures but they are in storage in LA. I am currently working in New Mexico on a TV series called Scalped.   Q11. Many of the cast and crew we have interviewed over the years, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet seems to be something they hold close to their hearts, how do you feel about Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and what does it mean to you? A. ‘Good Bye my love’ is what I translate it to be. Very endearing.   Q12. Series 3 was very spiritual towards the end, the episodes have a great warm feeling to them. Did you know when filming that the 'Native American' storyline would bring such greatness? Was this important to yourself? A. I was very flattered as a native person to see that Ian La Frenais & Dick Clement would include US natives in this series of the show. Once I learned how huge the show was it gave me great pride to be involved in the TV series with amazing actors and incredible writing. I am always very proud of my culture and it is wonderful that the UK folks were exposed to our culture in this series.   Q13. Series 3 is celebrating 15 years later this year in April. Did you feel you'd be so fondly remembered many years later when you were filming?  A. No I had no idea it would be remembered so many years later, its very touching, as well exciting....!   Q14. Did you enjoy the whole experience of creating such an iconic and loved TV show?     A. Yes, I absolutely adored my time on Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. I would do it again and again and again.   Q15. And finally! What are you involved with now? A. I am a filmmaker (writer, director, producer) with a feature film in post production. I am an actor, and stunt women working as a character in a TV show called Scalped in Santa Fe New Mexico. I have a whole slate of feature films and TV show concepts I would love to continue making. Check out "Older Than America" if you have a chance, it is to date my most favorite I have created.   Cheers xo Georgie

Georgina Lightning Q & A

To celebrate 15 years of Series 3, we got hold of Georgina Lightning who played Lainie Proudfoot. Georgina was kind enough to let us know what it was like on set, what she enjoyed most about her time with the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet crew and what she is working on now. Copyright: The following images, articles and text are copyright awpet.com. Site Release Date: April 27th 2017 Acknowledgement: Georgina Lightning
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Q1. How did you get the part in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet,  was it something that was offered to you?  A. I auditioned for the role in Los Angeles.             Q2. As Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was a UK TV show, had you seen or heard of it before? Did you watch any episodes, of the series your were in or earlier ones? A. No I had not heard of it before and I have not seen the episodes I was in as it does not air here in the US. Q3. Did you bring anything of yourself to your character? Was the part written for yourself, or did you make it your own?   A. Yes I always do... its what separates me from anyone else playing the role. Q4. Series 3 of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet which you starred in was a UK TV ratings smash hit. Did you know you were getting into a huge cult classic TV show with millions of fans worldwide? A. No I had no idea how huge it was until I met some of the British actors on set, it was  very exciting to say the least. I would love to come there sometime for a reunion with the other actors. Q5. Your character is fondly remembered for your relationship with Bomber. Pat Roach who played Bomber is one of the most loved characters, and sadly missed. Did you enjoy your time with Pat on screen? A. That was so sad, I heard of that news a while ago. I adored Pat, he was such a great man to work with. I was honoured to work beside him. Q6. What are your fondest memories of filming in Arizona? A. I love Arizona...the landscape and the weather..sunshine day after day.   Q7. Today, many viewers still struggle to understand the Newcastle 'Geordie' accent. Did you? A. Well I studied phonetics and accents from around the globe, most of it I can understand. Once in a while I would need someone to speak a bit slower for the translation.   Q8. What is one memory that stands out from your time on Auf Wiedersehen, Pet? A. Engaging in conversations with the British actors such as Tim Spall, they are a higher caliber of actors than many in the US. I love hearing them talk about acting and there experiences.   Q9. Do you remember filming anything that didn't make it on screen? Any cut scenes or filming bloopers? A. I have not seen it so i have no idea what made the cut and what did not.   Q10. Do you have any behind the scenes pictures you can share with fans? A. I have pictures but they are in storage in LA. I am currently working in New Mexico on a TV series called Scalped.   Q11. Many of the cast and crew we have interviewed over the years, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet seems to be something they hold close to their hearts, how do you feel about Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and what does it mean to you? A. Good Bye my love is what I translate it to be. Very endearing.   Q12. Series 3 was very spiritual towards the end, the episodes have a great warm feeling to them. Did you know when filming that the 'Native American' storyline would bring such greatness? Was this important to yourself? A. I was very flattered as a native person to see that Ian La Frenais & Dick Clement would include US natives in this series of the show. Once I learned how huge the show was it gave me great pride to be involved in the TV series with amazing actors and incredible writing. I am always very proud of my culture and it is wonderful that the UK folks were exposed to our culture in this series.   Q13. Series 3 is celebrating 15 years later this year in April. Did you feel you'd be so fondly remembered many years later when you were filming?  A. No I had no idea it would be remembered so many years later, its very touching, as well exciting....!   Q14. Did you enjoy the whole experience of creating such an iconic and loved TV show?     A. Yes, I absolutely adored my time on Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. I would do it again and again and again.   Q15. And finally! What are you involved with now? A. I am a filmmaker (writer, director, producer) with a feature film in post production. I am an actor, and stunt women working as a character in a TV show called Scalped in Santa Fe New Mexico. I have a whole slate of feature films and TV show concepts I would love to continue making. Check out "Older Than America" if you have a chance, it is to date my most favorite I have created.   Cheers xo Georgie