£3,000 - £4,000
Type of Entertainment
Speaker - After Dinner Speaker
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies
Helen Lederer is an actress, comedian, writer, presenter, after dinner speaker and of course, instantly recognisable.
From Helen’s early days at the famous Comedy Store, Helen has also followed on the heels of the great Julie Walters by playing Rita in Educating Rita & spending 6 months treading the boards at the Comedy Theatre, West End in Alan Bleasdale’s Having a Ball. More recently, Helen has starred in The Vagina Monologues, Calendar Girls, John Mortimer’s Full House & Eugene Ionesco’s The Hairless Diva.
From cruising down the Nile for Granada TV, co-hosting Wogan, live slots at the BBC Food Show Birmingham NEC & International Wine Fair at EXCEL to presenting a Blue Peter Special or presenting strands for BBC’s Heaven & Earth Show. Helen’s ease with the camera & interest in people shows her adaptability & warmth – no matter what subject is thrown at her!
Presenting the cookery programme Butterfingers for TASTE CFN received record viewing figures as well as presenting Radio 5’s Comic Cuts including interviews with fellow comics Ruby Wax & Harry Enfield. Helen is also a regular columnist for Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour & a fun guest on Ready Steady Cook with slots at the BBC Food Show with chefs including Nick Nairn. Helen has also presented a series of musical concerts at the Wigmore Hall for young people.
Having established herself as one of Britain’s best-known writer/comediennes in the 80s, Helen was soon commissioned by Hodder & Stoughton to write Single Minding & later by Penguin to write her first novel.
Several commissions for BBC Radio & a commission for BBC TV to write a sitcom, sits well with her regular articles in The Independent on Sunday, The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, SHE magazine, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, EVE & many others.
Helen is also a regular reviewer on BBC’s Open Book programme & YOU magazine’s Book Club as well as having a regular column on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Her short stories have been published in the Daily Express & Girls Night In (Harper Collins). “The rewards of brazen honesty are divinely witty epigrams & Lederer’s script is positively dripping with them.”
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