Melanie Chisholm

Melanie Jayne Chisholm, professionally known as Melanie C, is an English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress and television personality. She is one of the five members of the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Sporty Spice. Chisholm began her solo career in late 1998 by singing with Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams on the worldwide hit "When You're Gone". Melanie was born in Whiston, Merseyside, as the only child in the family. She later moved to Widnes, Cheshire, at a young age. Her parents married on 12 January 1971 and separated in 1978, when young Chisholm was four-and-a-half years old. Her father, Alan Chisholm, worked as a fitter at the Otis Elevator Company. Her mother, Joan O'Neill, worked as a secretary and PA and has been singing in music bands since she was 14. Chisholm was raised at Widnes, Cheshire, where she attended Brookvale Junior School and Fairfield High School. Following school, she studied for a diploma course in dance, singing, drama, and musical theatre at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup, Southeast London. During college, she replied to an advert in The Stage by Chris and Bob Herbert, who were looking to form a new girl group, later to become the Spice Girls. She left college just short of completing her three-year course and gained teaching qualifications in tap and modern theatre dance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

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Spice World (1997)

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)

With dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur just like his beloved Richard Branson, Lemon bids farewell to his hometown of Leeds and heads for the capital. When he becomes an overnight billionaire, it seems everything is going his way, but it's not long before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Angunawela
CAST:  Leigh Francis  •  Kelly Brook  •  Holly Willoughby  •  Kevin Bishop

With dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur just like his beloved Richard Branson, Lemon bids farewell to his hometown of Leeds and heads for the capital. When he becomes an overnight billionaire, it seems everything is going his way, but it's not long before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Angunawela
CAST:  Leigh Francis  •  Kelly Brook  •  Holly Willoughby  •  Kevin Bishop

Girl Power! Live in Istanbul (1997)

Join the Spice Girls live in Istanbul for their first ever concert! Plus: GIRLS TALK! An exclusive interview with the Girls! Find out what it's really, really like to be a Spice Girl!  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Barnard
CAST:  Geri Halliwell  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm  •  Mel B

Join the Spice Girls live in Istanbul for their first ever concert! Plus: GIRLS TALK! An exclusive interview with the Girls! Find out what it's really, really like to be a Spice Girl!  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Barnard
CAST:  Geri Halliwell  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm  •  Mel B

Bryan Adams: Live at Slane Castle (2001)

Set at the base of a historic castle in Ireland, Bryan Adams: Live At Slane Castle brings fans a night of unforgettable rock 'n' roll. Shot the evening of August 26, 2000, Live At Slane Castle finds Adams soaring on performances of his chart-topping hits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Bryan Adams  •  Keith Scott  •  Mickey Curry  •  Nick Bracegirdle

Set at the base of a historic castle in Ireland, Bryan Adams: Live At Slane Castle brings fans a night of unforgettable rock 'n' roll. Shot the evening of August 26, 2000, Live At Slane Castle finds Adams soaring on performances of his chart-topping hits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Bryan Adams  •  Keith Scott  •  Mickey Curry  •  Nick Bracegirdle

Spice Girls: Giving You Everything (2007)

The Spice Girls are the most successful girl group of all time. They have sold 55 million CDs worldwide, had nine No.1 singles and had the biggest selling single ever by an all female group. Although there have been many documentaries, books and articles about the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Smeaton
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

The Spice Girls are the most successful girl group of all time. They have sold 55 million CDs worldwide, had nine No.1 singles and had the biggest selling single ever by an all female group. Although there have been many documentaries, books and articles about the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Smeaton
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour (2012)

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This contemporary re-imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar presents the story of the last seven days of Christ leading up to his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Filmed as an arena rock ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Morris
CAST:  Tim Minchin  •  Ben Forster  •  Chris Moyles  •  Melanie Chisholm

This contemporary re-imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar presents the story of the last seven days of Christ leading up to his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Filmed as an arena rock ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Morris
CAST:  Tim Minchin  •  Ben Forster  •  Chris Moyles  •  Melanie Chisholm

Live at Wembley Stadium (1998)

The Spice Girls, now a quartet after the departure of Geri Halliwell, held the last concert of their World Tour at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 20th September 1998. Performing in front of 52,000 adoring fans, the event was a fantastic homecoming party for the girls.  (more)

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CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Mel B  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Emma Bunton

The Spice Girls, now a quartet after the departure of Geri Halliwell, held the last concert of their World Tour at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 20th September 1998. Performing in front of 52,000 adoring fans, the event was a fantastic homecoming party for the girls.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Mel B  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Emma Bunton

Melanie C: Sporty's 40 - Live At Shepherds Bush (2014)

The night before Sporty turned forty, Melanie and the band played a live show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Hauber
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Chris Moyles  •  Emma Bunton  •  Natalie Appleton

The night before Sporty turned forty, Melanie and the band played a live show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Hauber
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Chris Moyles  •  Emma Bunton  •  Natalie Appleton

The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! (2012)

15 years after they first took the world by storm, a new musical about the girls called Viva Forever! is about to hit the West End. The programme looks at the creative process behind the show that is produced by Judy Craymer and written by Jennifer Saunders in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzannah Wander
CAST:  Emma Bunton  •  Geri Halliwell  •  Mel B  •  Melanie Chisholm

15 years after they first took the world by storm, a new musical about the girls called Viva Forever! is about to hit the West End. The programme looks at the creative process behind the show that is produced by Judy Craymer and written by Jennifer Saunders in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzannah Wander
CAST:  Emma Bunton  •  Geri Halliwell  •  Mel B  •  Melanie Chisholm

London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music (2012)

The closing ceremony of the games of the XXXth Olympiad.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Gavin
CAST:  George Michael  •  Russell Brand  •  Eric Idle  •  Geri Halliwell

The closing ceremony of the games of the XXXth Olympiad.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Gavin
CAST:  George Michael  •  Russell Brand  •  Eric Idle  •  Geri Halliwell

Spice Girls: 20 Years of Spice (2016)

'20 Years of Spice' explores the meteoric rise to fame of the 90's pop phenomenon, the Spice Girls. 2016 marks 20 years since the Spice Girls' debut release, 'Wannabe', and the film covers the entire breadth of their careers both as a group; quintet and quartet, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Lodge
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Geri Halliwell  •  Mel B  •  Melanie Chisholm

'20 Years of Spice' explores the meteoric rise to fame of the 90's pop phenomenon, the Spice Girls. 2016 marks 20 years since the Spice Girls' debut release, 'Wannabe', and the film covers the entire breadth of their careers both as a group; quintet and quartet, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Lodge
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Geri Halliwell  •  Mel B  •  Melanie Chisholm

Spice Girls: One Hour Of Girl Power! (1997)

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, spicing it up all over the world! This isn't just our first four fantastic videos, it's a sort of film diary of the last year. There are loads of interviews, behind the scenes footage at the video shoots, pillow fights and ...  (more)

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CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm  •  Mel B

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, spicing it up all over the world! This isn't just our first four fantastic videos, it's a sort of film diary of the last year. There are loads of interviews, behind the scenes footage at the video shoots, pillow fights and ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm  •  Mel B

Spice Girls In Concert Wild! (1998)

In 1997, when they were at the peak of their fame, the Spice Girls were a truly worldwide phenomenon, and anyone wanting proof need look no farther than this concert video, which finds them on-stage wowing fans at a show in Istanbul, Turkey. Baby, Scary, Sporty, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Emma Bunton  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Geri Halliwell  •  Melanie Chisholm

In 1997, when they were at the peak of their fame, the Spice Girls were a truly worldwide phenomenon, and anyone wanting proof need look no farther than this concert video, which finds them on-stage wowing fans at a show in Istanbul, Turkey. Baby, Scary, Sporty, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Emma Bunton  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Geri Halliwell  •  Melanie Chisholm

Spice Exposed (1998)

Discover the Geri Halliwell story in this behind the scenes look at her rocket ride to stardom as told by her friends and the men behind the cameras.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Geri Halliwell  •  Emma Bunton  •  Mel B  •  Victoria Beckham

Discover the Geri Halliwell story in this behind the scenes look at her rocket ride to stardom as told by her friends and the men behind the cameras.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Geri Halliwell  •  Emma Bunton  •  Mel B  •  Victoria Beckham

Spice Girls: Girls Talk! (1998)

Find out what it's really, really, like to be a Spice Girl! The girls talk about how they write their songs, and what it's like being famous and having Number Ones..! Hear all about the spicey fun and laughs they had when they shared a house together! Who did the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Barnard
CAST:  Geri Halliwell  •  Melanie Chisholm  •  Emma Bunton  •  Mel B

Find out what it's really, really, like to be a Spice Girl! The girls talk about how they write their songs, and what it's like being famous and having Number Ones..! Hear all about the spicey fun and laughs they had when they shared a house together! Who did the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Barnard
CAST:  Geri Halliwell  •  Melanie Chisholm  •  Emma Bunton  •  Mel B

Spice Girls in America: A Tour Story (1998)

Want to know what life is like on tour with the Spice Girls? Well here's your chante to get inside the real SpiceWorld. In June 1998, the world's most successful all-girl band wen on tour all over America performing over 40 shows in 35 US cities and America ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Denyer
CAST:  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Melanie Chisholm

Want to know what life is like on tour with the Spice Girls? Well here's your chante to get inside the real SpiceWorld. In June 1998, the world's most successful all-girl band wen on tour all over America performing over 40 shows in 35 US cities and America ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Denyer
CAST:  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Melanie Chisholm

Spice Girls: Back In Britain! (1998)

Want to know who has the biggest mobile phone bill? Who goes to bed the earliest? Who's the biggest gossip? Who's the naughtiest?!! Need all the latest news on weddings, babies, boyfriends and new hoses? Check out Back In Britain! - it's the most revealing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton

Want to know who has the biggest mobile phone bill? Who goes to bed the earliest? Who's the biggest gossip? Who's the naughtiest?!! Need all the latest news on weddings, babies, boyfriends and new hoses? Check out Back In Britain! - it's the most revealing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton

Melanie C: Northern Star Documentary (1999)

Melanie C gives an exclusive insight to the recording of her first solo album "Northern Star".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm

Melanie C gives an exclusive insight to the recording of her first solo album "Northern Star".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm

Melanie C: Liverpool To Leicester Square Tour - Live in Munich (1999)

Single camera footage shot at Inconito, Munich, Germany in 1999 during Melanie's From Liverpool To Leicester Square Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm

Single camera footage shot at Inconito, Munich, Germany in 1999 during Melanie's From Liverpool To Leicester Square Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm

Spice Girls: Live at Earls Court - Christmas in Spiceworld (1999)

This was the last concert of the Spice Girls together as a group at Earls Court. 14th December 1999 - Christmas in Spiceworld. Live from Sky One.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Emma Bunton  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B

This was the last concert of the Spice Girls together as a group at Earls Court. 14th December 1999 - Christmas in Spiceworld. Live from Sky One.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Melanie Chisholm  •  Emma Bunton  •  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B
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