Helen Lederer is a Comedy Actress, Author, Broadcaster and After-Dinner Speaker.
From Helen’s early days at the famous Comedy Store through to creating ‘the Girl at the Bar’ in BBC’s Naked Video, and not to mention ‘Catriona’ in Absolutely Fabulous – Helen Lederer has remained a familiar face in the field of comedy, writing and acting for over 25 years.
She has starred in many top comedy TV shows including:
- One Foot in the Grave
- The French and Saunders Show
- The New Statesman
- Saturday Night Live
- The Young Ones
- Harry Enfield’s Television Programme
On stage, Helen has a wealth of theatre credits under her belt including:
- The Vagina Monologues
- Calendar Girls
- The Killing of Sister George
- Having a Ball
Recent credits include ‘Catriona’ in AB FAB the Movie, Mariam the Midwife in Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks‘ and as children’s favourite ‘Miss Bowline-Hitch’ in CBeebies’ ‘Old Jacks Boat‘, all confirming how diverse a performer Helen continues to be.
Helen has presented many thought-provoking programmes including Heaven and Earth (BBC) and Here’s one I Made Earlier, a celebration of Blue Peter for the BBC.
Helen Lederer is a regular guest on various Radio 4 panel games, especially where a mix of humour and knowledge is required, such as:
- The News Quiz
- A Good Read
- Just A Minute
- Woman’s Hour
Author & Journalist:
A sought-after columnist, Helen has had regular columns in both The Independent’s Magazine and Woman and Home.
Helen is currently an agony aunt with her ‘Ask Helen‘ column in ‘My Weekly‘ magazine.
As an author, her books include:
- Single Minding
- Coping with Helen Lederer
- Losing It
Helen Lederer – After-Dinner Speaker & Host:
Helen remains a popular after-dinner speaker and awards presenter.
Her ease with an audience, autocue and ad-libbing, as well as herding people in to position for group photos and legging it back to the plinth is second to none!