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.
At least the bear looks sloshed https://t.co/LkFONndN8S
by @HelenLederer - 44 minutes ago
A lady can dream https://t.co/QF2O0MgDXX
by @HelenLederer - 1 hours ago
Why does being given goose bumps have nothing to do with foie gras or Geese’s birthdays? #QuestionsThatKeepMeUp
by @HelenLederer - 2 hours ago
Eating as a rejection minimiser #MyMentalHealthIn5Words
by @HelenLederer - 4 hours ago
I will keep it in the airing cupboard for lending https://t.co/6hnUDlOoxZ
by @HelenLederer - 8 hours ago
My modest homage to the witty and clever @carrieffisher at this time...
by @helenlederer - 7 hours ago
Inspiring multiple hosiery performance artiste Meowtopia that had the Festival Hall positively igni...
by @helenlederer - 3 days ago
This has put me off my cornflakes…
by @helenlederer - 5 days ago
Amazing achievement Kathy Griffin! Don’t stop.
#funnywomen #comedy #womensupportwomen
by @helenlederer - 7 days ago
We were exhausted - a thorough deconstruction with the wonderful Angela Barnes
by @helenlederer - 10 days ago
Be in the Now - one month 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... - 2 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 - 3 months ago
Well, if you want to know… read on!
Selfie Experimentation - 5 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..
Ship shape - 5 months ago
Have been chosen as a ‘larger than one would like to be ’ person - to join a cruise. This is so I can test my ability to walk past the buffet, sit near ice creams and run on the spot. So far I have scored a feeble five. But there is hope. I haven’t been let off the ship yet …and there’s a rather good trainer…
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