Colette Hiller

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Colette Hiller
Years active1979-1994

Colette Hiller is an American actress who starred on film, theatre and television. She attended the Performing Arts Academy in New York as a teenager, and appeared in the original musical play of Annie, and in other films and plays such as The Lonely Lady, Ragtime, Strong Medicine, and Birth of the Beatles. She played Corporal Ferro in the 1986 film Aliens. Colette Hiller has also worked for the BBC, creating documentaries such as Too Clever by Half and the children's music cassette Applehead.

As its Creative Director, Colette Hiller was instrumental in setting up SingLondon in 2007.[1] In 2009, in addition to various song related events, Colette Hiller drove the Street Pianos project which saw pianos placed in London's public spaces, and freely available for people to play.[2][3][4] The SingLondon project went on to spawn PingLondon, a project which in 2010 placed ping pong tables around London [5][6][7][8] and, in 2011, the major cities of the UK.[9][10] Also in 2011, SingLondon produced Search Party [11] which took the form of a treasure hunt across London culminating in a party and which was part of the Cultural Olympiad in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. 2011 also saw SingLondon and Colette Hiller's involvement with Keep Britain Tidy in the form of the singing bins initiative.[12][13][14]


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Birth of the Beatles Reporter
1980 Oppenheimer Barbara Chevalier Episode: Part 2
1981 Ragtime Lawyer's Female Companion No. 1
1983 The Lonely Lady Actress in Restaurant
1986 Aliens Corporal Ferro
1986 Strong Medicine Amy TV Movie
1990 Perfect Scoundrels Honey Episode: Blue Kisses
1991 Paul Merton: The Series Episode 3
1994 Space Precinct Officer Aurelia Took 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Sing London". Sing London. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  2. ^ "Pianos In Public: "Anytime you're Lambeth way"". Londonist. 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  3. ^ "UK | England | London | Art project puts pianos on street". BBC News. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  4. ^ "In London Anyone Can Be a Street Musician". CBS News. 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  5. ^ Nicholas, Dean (2010-05-10). "Ping Pong London: Whiff Whaff's Coming Home". Londonist. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  6. ^ Kunal Dutta. "Capital's open air ping-pong festival". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  7. ^ "Best events and attractions of 2010 - Best of the year 2010 - Around Town - Time Out London". Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  8. ^ London SE1 website team. "Boris Johnson plays table tennis in Bermondsey Square [25 June 2010]". Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  9. ^ Press Office (2011-06-27). "Ping Pong fever hits Birmingham". Birmingham News Room. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  10. ^ "Sport England - Ping! launches at St Pancras International". 2010-08-30. Archived from the original on 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  11. ^ "Search Party to see thousands take part in free east London treasure hunt | Metro News". 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  12. ^ "Singing Rubbish Bins Say Thanks When Litter Is Dumped Inside | UK News | Sky News". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2017-03-31.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "Magazine | Radar | london". Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  14. ^ "Talking bins trial set up in London and Liverpool". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-02-23.

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