Louise Gold was the first British puppeteer to work for Jim Henson's Muppets. Indeed until Catherine Smee joined the Muppet gang, Ms Gold seems to have been the only female British Muppeteer to regularly appear with the gang. Ms Gold's work with the Muppets has lead to her becoming an experienced puppeteer, who has also puppeteered on a few non-Muppet productions, most notably Spitting Image. For the purposes of this website, Creature Shop and any non-Muppet Henson productions that Ms Gold puppeteered on have been listed under 'Muppets'. Creature Shop productions that Ms Gold worked on only in her capacity as an actress have been listed under Film or Television acting. As one of the best singing talents among the Muppet performers, Louise Gold has often sung on their musical numbers, especially on The Muppet Show, and naturally she has been featured on a number of Muppet recordings, these have been listed under recordings.
The Muppet Show - As: Annie Sue Pig, Lou-the-Jugband-lady, Big Mamma, and other assorted characters, 1977-1981.
The Muppets Go To The Movies - as Popcorn Girl and other
assorted characters, filmed at Elstree, first broadcast in the
Fraggle Rock - puppeteering Gobo (not the voice), "English" "Outer-Space” segments, 1982 (broadcast 7 January to 14 April 1984), also puppeteered Sproket (not the voice) in the last handful of the “German” “Outer-Space” segments (probably broadcast in 1986).
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic - as Mother Bunny,1986.
The Ghost of Faffner
Hall - as Fuhgetta Faffner, The Ghost), Tyne
Sesame Street: - as: Ethel Mermaid, Louisey, Renata Scottie Dog, Charming, Frazzle's Mom, The Princess With The Pea, Prunella The Grouch, and other assorted characters, early 1990s.
The Secret Life of Toys - as: Raisin, Hortense, Daffodil
and other assorted characters, filmed at Monheim
Jim Henson’s The Animal Show - as: Tizzy Bee, Bunnie Bear, Rhonda Rat and other assorted characters, 2nd season in 1995 and 3rd season in the last two months of 1997.
Mopatop's Shop - as various guest characters, including Meesy Mouse, Princess Lulabelle, Phoebe The Fortune Teller, Shula The Shark and other assorted characters in Series 2, 3 & 4, broadcast between 2000 and 2003.
That Puppet Game Show (as Amber O’Neal and Miss Jemima Taptackle, Series 1 first screened on 10, 17, 24, & 31 August, & 7 & 14 September 2013 and episodes scheduled for transmission on 29 December 2013 and 5 January 2014
The Furchester Hotel (as Funella Furchester and others, first screened from September 2014 onwards on cbeebies, and on Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel from November 2014 onwards)
The Great Muppet Caper - as Annie Sue Pig, Lou-the-Jugband-lady, and other assorted characters. Filmed at Elstree Film Studios,1981.
The Dark Crystal - as Skeksis Principal Puppeteer on The Gourmand Skeksis (SkekAyuk), and also fulfilled various other puppeteering duties, such as: Radio-control assistant for Kira, Skeksis Cable crew member (for other people’s Skekses), and Podlings. Filmed at Elstree Film Studios,1981.
Muppet Christmas Carol - as Mrs Dilbert Mrs Dilbert, Spider and other assorted characters, fulfilling various other puppeteering duties (such as assistant puppeteer on Gonzo in some scenes, and a Cockney Woman in others), filmed at Shepperton Studios, 1992 (Principal photography started on 11 June 1992).
Muppet Treasure Island - as Rat Tour Guide / Female Tourist rat and other assorted characters, filmed at Shepperton Studios, 1995 (principal photography 3 April to 7 July 1995).
Alice In Wonderland - (as one of The Additional Puppeteers, Tv film made by The Creature Shop for NBC, production began 10th August 1998. First broadcast Sunday 23 April 2000)
Muppets Most Wanted (as Annie Sue Pig, Wanda, A Kangaroo, and other puppeteering roles), filmed Spring & Summer 2013, realised Spring 2014
The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance – as Skeksis Principal Puppeteer on The Gourmand Skeksis (SkekAyuk), voice & puppetry for Maudra Argot, also puppeteering other Gelflings, Netflix TV Series, released 30 August 2019
Miscellaneous Muppet Appearances
Royal Variety Performance 1977
- as a Muppeteer (Puppeteering Big Mamma), at the
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring – as a Muppeteer (puppeteering Big Mamma and other assorted characters), TV Easter special first aired on CBS, on 9 March 1978.
The All Time Get Around Sometime Play Together Every Other Friday Night Vaudeville Show - as one of the members of the Muppet-gang, at Chats Palace, Homerton, Hackney (a club in London), Saturday 29 March 1980.
Of Muppets and Men The Making of The Muppet Show.- as one of the puppeteers on The Muppet Show, filmed at ATV's Borehamwood Studios mainly during April and May 1980, first screened in the UK on ITV on 27 December 1981.
World Of The Dark
Jim Henson’s Memorial Service – as one of the puppeteers taking part in the service (she puppeteered Annie Sue Pig) at Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, May 1990.
The Making Of Muppet Christmas Carol - Shown puppeteering on the film Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992.
I Love The Muppets - As herself, a Muppeteer, talking about working on The Muppet Show. Also in some of the clips from Of Muppets And Men The Making Of The Muppet Show, and puppeteered in various clips from The Muppet Show. Recorded 28 March 2002, First screened 19:00 to 20:00 on Easter Monday 1 April 2002.
Puppet Walk (as herself – the tour guide, a Muppeteer, the only British puppeteer to work on The Muppet Show, around Hampstead, on Sunday 1 August 2010 (stared 11:00am).
Labyrinth 25th Anniversary Screening (as herself, a ballroom dancer from the film Labyrinth, and a notable British film and television puppeteer, at The Little Angel Marionette Theatre, 27 March 2011)
Puppet Tears Podcast (as Guest puppeteer talking about her work on The Muppet Show and the rest of her extraordinarily diverse career, First podacasted on 17 July 2019) see https://www.puppettears.com/
Archive Muppet Footage Only
The Kermit And Miss Piggy Story - puppeteering in some of the clips from The Muppet Show, is named in the credits, 1985.
The Muppets A Celebration Of 30 Years - puppeteering in some of the clips from The Muppet Show, 1986.
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson aka Jim Henson A Tribute - (uncredited) Puppeteered on some of the old The Muppet Show clips, 1991.
The World Of Jim Henson. - Puppeteered on some of the clips from The Muppet Show, also a clip of Ms Gold herself from Of Muppets And Men The Making Of The Muppet Show, and, at Jim Henson’s Memorial Service, 1994.
CNN People Profiles: Jim Henson - (uncredited) Puppeteered on some of the clips from The Muppet Show, also clips of Ms Gold herself in Of Muppets And Men The Making Of The Muppet Show, and, at Jim Henson’s Memorial Service. Broadcast 27 April 1999.
Best Ever Muppet Moments – (Uncredited) Puppeteered on some clips from The Muppet Show, and, The Muppet Christmas Carol, also clips of Ms Gold herself in Of Muppets And Men The Making Of The Muppet Show, and, The Making Of The Muppet Christmas Carol. First broadcast on ITV1 from 19:00 to 20:00 on Saturday 11 March 2006.
The Story Of Light Entertainment - Episode 8 ‘Variety’ – (Uncredited) Puppeteered on some clips from The Muppet Show, and probably also in clips from Of Muppets And Men The Making Of The Muppet Show. Broadcast on BBC2 from 21:25 to 23:00, on Saturday 9 September 2006.
Top Of The Box – Episode 4: 1978 – As a puppeteer from The Muppet Show. Broadcast on Channel 5, 22:00 to Midnight, Sunday 10 June 2018
Muppets And Puppets – A Kaleidoscope Event, – as herself (the first British puppeteer to work for The Muppets, and much respected British television puppeteer), at Birmingham City University Curzon Building, on Saturday 7 September 2019.
For Muppet recordings please see Recordings.