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.
So as you can imagine, it helps to think of small doughnuts...the kind with a ring in the middle. @wonderwomanshel… https://t.co/IX4L63RNlj
by @HelenLederer - 32 minutes ago
Too much kohl last night... #ChortleAwards @chortle #funnywomen #bestnewcomer https://t.co/gtK1VrWaYl
by @HelenLederer - 4 hours ago
Practising firmly in a frock while some of my nice new friends sport lithe and limber...rightly so...… https://t.co/Wx1M4qWcl3
by @HelenLederer - 8 hours ago
So Glad the gig went well and I got two laughs - an important cause #starlight https://t.co/Hl7aVvq1W6
by @HelenLederer - 10 hours ago
I call that over keen? https://t.co/6FSrlSguyR
Very very funny compere last night Clive Anderson at BBC Radio 4 One to One Children's Fund
by @helenlederer - yesterday
and also may your doubts be tiny and the wine be large (as these go together well)
by @helenlederer - 4 days ago
Dear Monday, I want to break up. I’m seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday. Sincerely, it’s not m...
by @helenlederer - 8 days ago
The sound on this is delicious…indulge
by @helenlederer - 18 days ago
Over 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK. I’m helping @eveappeal to improve surv...
by @helenlederer - 19 days ago
Helen Lederer talks Celebrity Big Brother - 2 months ago
Helen Lederer talks Celebrity Big Brother on Talk Radio…who’s in, who’s out? Classy women?
Check out the podcast!
Be in the Now - 4 months ago
Helen Lederer has reinvented herself as a lifestyle guru – and has created a brand-new therapy process called “Be In The Now”, sometimes referred to as existential journeying – but not often.
Check out this episode!
Finally it’s out... - 6 months ago
Finally it’s out…my explosive #CBB accommodation review. Read it now in @spectatorlife #tellall @tripadvisor #retreat #holiday #sharedloos #goodfirmmattress @airbnb specc.ie/2mTMiO
BB House on TripAdvisor - 6 months ago
Well, if you want to know… read on!
Selfie Experimentation - 8 months ago
Determined to crack this self filming once directional positioning gets nailed. Also not quite happy with weedy little commentary but something to build on.
This was my first attempt, so improvements are being made..