Foiled Role: Dream Laura,
Laura (in the original cast)
Alex married Darren on August 19th
1996, so her surname changed from Dimond to Wilkes on that date, hence
the possibly confusing diary entries!
11 Things You Never Knew About Alex
- She comes from Rhoose, near Cardiff, in South Wales. During her days
as a lifeguard at a nearby beach, she once helped rescue a guy from the sea
after his boat blew up. She later appeared on the front page of the South
Wales Echo newspaper.
- She made her acting debut when she was 6 years old, playing Noah's
wife in a school concert. She wore a yellow plastic mac, a matching hat and
wellies. She's come a long way since then, by landing the starring role
of Laura in Foiled.
- When she was 8 years old, on a family holiday in Cyprus, a Cypriot man
tried to buy her. Her mum refused, and has regretted it ever since.
- She's mad about pets; she currently has 3 guinea pigs (one of which is
a stuffed one made from a Tesco sewing kit), 2 rabbits, a hamster and
over 40 fish.
- When she's at a party, she likes nothing better than drawing a vicar
on a balloon and playing the "Vicar" balloon game with her friends.
- She does an uncanny impression of a slug.
- When she was 5 years old, she won a fancy dress competition with her
cousin David. They dressed as Adam and Eve. They were completely naked,
apart from cardboard cutouts of ivy leaves to cover their bits.
- When the Rocky Horror Picture Show came to Manchester in October 1995,
she and Howell Parry went shopping, bought
lots of bizarre clothes, and went along to it. Alex dressed as a saucy
French maid (Magenta), and Howell donned a basque, and went as Frank 'N
- Her first faux pas on stage came during a concert with her tap dancing
club, when the sequins on her dress got stuck in her partner's dress. She
couldn't move - she had to dance in a semi-circle, and missed her cue.
- While on her honeymoon in Gran Canaria, she threw up while riding a
camel; the previous night she'd taken full advantage of a "drink as much
champagne as you want" evening.
- While she was at school, she took part in a charity rugby match for
Comic Relief, in which everyone wore ballgowns and rugby boots, while being
pelted with tomatoes and porridge balls. Her RE (religious education)
teacher, who was also playing, complemented her on her tackle; bizarre
really, since people usually complemented him on his.