Joseph hosting A Breath of Fresh Air, June 2008
|Born||Lesley Diana Joseph
14 October 1945
Hackney, London, England
Lesley Diana Joseph (born 14 October 1945) is an English actress and broadcaster, best known for playing Dorien Green in the popular sitcom Birds of a Feather from 1989 until 1998 and since 2014.
Since 2009, she has been a regular Newspaper reviewer on This Morning.
Birds of a Feather
In December 2011, it was confirmed that Joseph would reunite with fellow Birds of a Feather cast members, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke, for a theatre adaption of the series. The trio toured the United Kingdom in May and July 2012.
In June 2013, the Sun newspaper reported a new series of Birds of a Feather would begin filming in September 2013 after the rights had been acquired by ITV. The 2014 series began airing on 2 January and aired for eight episodes. In March 2014, it was confirmed that a second series of Birds of a Feather (eleventh in total) would air in early 2015.
To celebrate the return of Birds of a Feather, Joseph alongside fellow cast members Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson appeared as guest panellists on Loose Women for one episode which aired on 16 January 2014.
She starred in Cinderella at Plymouth Theatre Royal in 2008 and the Orchard Theatre in Dartford in 2009, and starred as Myra Wilson in the UK Tour of Hot Flush! The tour will embark on its third successful UK tour.
In summer 2011, she appeared as Chris in the hit stage show Calendar Girls. The play is based on the film of the same name, and is in its second year of touring.
Joseph began a radio show in 2008 on BBC London 94.9 with Christopher Biggins, airing every Sunday between 9am-12pm. Biggins left the show after a few months, but Joseph has continued to host. She also stands in for Vanessa Feltz on her weekday morning talk when Feltz is on holiday.
Joseph is Jewish. Lesley supports Tottenham Hotspur and lives in Hampstead, north west London.
|1989–1998, 2014—||Birds of a Feather||Dorien Green|
|2009—||This Morning||Newspaper Reviewer|
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- Hell's Kitchen - Herself (3 episodes, 2004–09)
- The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments - Herself - (2008)
- Comedy Classics - Herself (2 episodes, 2008)
- Kings of 70s Romance - Herself, Narrator (2007)
- Celebrity Squares - Herself
- Celebrity Fifteen to One (30 December 1992) - Contestant
- The Mint (2006) - Guest
- Loose Women (2006-09, 2014) - Guest Panellist
- Ready Steady Cook (2007) - Herself
- The Underdog Show (2008) - Contestant, eliminated in the fourth week
- Celebrity Come Dine with Me (12 January 2009, 17 October 2011) - Contestant, won £1,000 for charity in her second appearance
- Cash in the Celebrity Attic (21 January 2009) - Participant
- Let's Dance for Comic Relief (2010) - Contestant
- Celebrity Eggheads (2010) - Contestant
- Pointless Celebrities (25 February 2012) - Contestant
- All Star Family Fortunes (19 January 2014) - Contestant, won £30,000 for Stage for Age and Age UK.
- You Saw them Here First (12 March 2014) - Contributor
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