Helen is probably best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, in which she appeared alongside Jennifer Saunders in all six series of the show, as well as for creating the 'girl at the bar' in Naked Video. "
"However, to many she is known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. A comedy writer with an extensive portfolio that includes writing and performing her own material, Helen has starred in a great number of top TV comedy and radio shows. "
"Helen was part of a group of early 1980s comedians, including French and Saunders, the late Rik Mayall, and "
"Ben Elton, who made their names at London's famous Comedy Store. She was a guest on ITV's Saturday Night Live with her solo comedy act, as well as performing at the first Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal along with Lenny Henry. TV appearances span such shows as The Young Ones, French and Saunders, Happy Families, One Foot in the Grave, Bottom, Love Soup, Miss Marple, Casualty and Hollyoaks. She plays Miss Bowline-Hitch alongside Bernard Cribbins in the much loved children's TV series Old Jack's Boat. Helen also played Rich Aunt Ruby in Horrid Henry: The Movie. On BBC radio, she has been a regular panellist on shows including Just a Minute, Quote . . . Unquote, Open Book, A Good Read and Woman's Hour, as well as writing and performing in two of her own comedy series, All Change and Life with Lederer. Her columns include Woman & Home, the Independent, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph, and she is currently the 'agony aunt' for Woman's Weekly. Helen's comedy books include Coping with Helen Lederer and Single Minding. "
"She's done a variety of theatre work, following hot on the heels of Julie Walters in Educating Rita, playing "
"Doreen in Alan Bleasdale's Having a Ball, as well as appearing in The Vagina Monologues, Calendar Girls and "
"The Killing of Sister George in London's West End, interspersed with many fringe theatre plays.
The pressure builds after the January sales. The pointless Breville steamer /furry jumper/and once worn shoes are stowed away and the February winds chafe as I brace myself for another Valentine’s Day. Luckily, I’m an optimist. The promise of an official renewal of romantic urges (and...
Listen to an extract from Losing It, written and read by Helen Lederer.The laugh-out-loud debut novel from one of Britain's best-loved comediennes.
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RT @ITVLorraine: The hard work begins @SamBaileyREAL @HelenLederer & @theSandiBogle! Can we help inspire you with a healthy new lifestyle &…
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by @HelenLederer - an hour ago
Thank you - no going back now
by @HelenLederer - 1 hours ago
Ship's rations gone.... #helenlederer #LKCruiseControl #LorraineKelly #LosingIt #beachbody… https://t.co/dIIn53fk63
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helenlederer - 23 hours ago
Just readying ourselves for healthy mind n body trip when I saw jug. Happiness with Sandi Bogle
Lorraine #LKCruiseControl #timetogetfit
helenlederer - 2 days ago
Imagine the size of the marigold on these, wrapped around my privates. So much scope for imp cause
helenlederer - 4 days ago
Gin in a smoothie is possibly the best gift you can give yourself… next to a morning fumble - to be proven empirically. Quite soon.Probs
helenlederer - 5 days ago
Arrived early so time for a little pout.....
helenlederer - 9 days ago
What is famous in Devizes - is it the kitchen units or buried things? Thank you Devizes Arts Festival
My Weekly - Summer Special - 12 days ago
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Listowel Writers Week - 12 days ago
Snippets from the comedy writing workshop
Ageing? Moi? - 25 days ago
To HRH Prince Charles 2017 (me as Miss Piggy) from me with Rik 1990 (me as prostitute). A lifetime of sex, theft, heartache and bits of money has passed in between. This is also called 'AGEING without dignity but lots of hope’ - and I feel these words form my mission statement for survival without vanity. Yes it’d be nice to turn up thinner, less creased and puffy - but that would mean I have to give up on crisps and vodka …. and if I cut down - will my work be also lessened..? Allow me my delusional justification for continuing to live in the fast lane in bars, literary festivals and eateries until I drop…
Next festival where I shall be eating, talking and drinking is here in IRELAND http://writersweek.ie/speaker/comedy-writing/ …and after that I’m here https://www.devizesartsfestival.org.uk/events/94-losing-it-helen-lederer …watch out world - get me a bigger seat…
Helen and Harriet perform Abba - 3 months ago
Click here to see Helen and Harriet’s performance on Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief
Video - 3 months ago
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