Joseph hosting A Breath of Fresh Air, June 2008
|Born||Lesley Diana Joseph
14 October 1945
Hackney, London, England
Life and career
Joseph was born in Hackney, London and grew up in Northampton. Joseph's mother was born May 1912, and is still alive. She is best known for her role playing Dorien Green in the BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather from 1989–1998. Joseph is Jewish.
At the height of Joseph's fame she fronted the National Egg Awareness Campaign in 1993.
In 2006, she was a guest on the ITV1 late night game show 'The Mint' which was broadcast late into the night and encouraged viewers to phone the show to take part in the various games that would see the winner walk away with often thousands of pounds.
Joseph began a radio show in 2008 on BBC London 94.9 with Christopher Biggins, airing every Sunday between 9 am - 12 pm. 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.
She was a contestant on the second series of The Underdog Show, and was eliminated in week four.
She was the celebrity in Cash in the Celebrity Attic on BBC 2, on 21 January 2009.
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.
In December 2011, it was confirmed that Joseph would reunite with fellow Birds of a Feather cast members, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirk, for a theatre adaption of the series. The trio toured the UK 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.
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- Cash in the Celebrity Attic - Herself (1 episode, 2009)
- Come Dine with Me - Herself (5 episodes, 2009)
- The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments - Herself - (2008)
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