Joseph hosting A Breath of Fresh Air, June 2008
|Born||Lesley Diana Joseph
14 October 1945
Hackney, London, England
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Television||Birds of a Feather|
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 to 1998 and then again since 2014.
Since 2009, she has been a regular newspaper reviewer on This Morning. She appeared in the 2014 series Secrets of the Asylum, a two-part series for ITV. In 2015, Joseph took part in ITV's celebrity sheep herding series Flockstars, beginning on 30 July.
In 2014, Lesley appeared with Forrest Dunbar on ITV2's Freshers: A Year On.
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 from May to July 2012.
A new series of Birds of a Feather was filmed after the rights had been acquired by ITV. The new series began airing on 2 January 2014 for eight episodes. In March, it was confirmed that a second series had been ordered which began airing on 26 December. Following this, a third series was commissioned. This series will air in early 2016.
In May 1973, Joseph appeared in GODSPELL at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth.
Joseph 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!. In 2014, Hot Flush! embarked on its third UK tour.
From 4 December 2010 to 22 January 2011, she appeared at The Grand Opera House, Belfast as the Wicked Queen in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In the summer of 2011, Joseph appeared as Chris in the stage show Calendar Girls, based on the film of the same name.
In 2014/15, she appeared at the Theatre Royal Nottingham as the Wicked Queen in the pantomime 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In 2015, she will appear as Miss Hannigan in the stage production of Annie for certain performances.
Joseph began a radio show in 2008 on BBC London 94.9 with Christopher Biggins, airing every Sunday between 9am to 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. She supports Tottenham Hotspur and lives in Hampstead, north west London. She has two children; a son and daughter.
|1969||The Bastard King||Catherine of Braganza|
|1974||Another Mother Makes Five||Gypsy Woman|
|1975||Sadie, It's Cold Outside||Cashier|
|1983||Number 10||Rose Rosenburg|
|1985||Absurd Person Singular||Lottie Potter|
|1988||Lea Girls||Shop Assistant|
|1989||Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Rose Farriner's Neighbour|
|1989–1998, 2014—||Birds of a Feather||Dorien Green|
|2001–2003||Night and Day||Rachel Culgrin|
|2005||Lost Dogs||Maria-Carmen Todd|
|2006||The Secret of Eel Island||Green Beryl|
|2007||Kings of 70s Romance||Narrator|
|2008||The Slammer||Erica the Critic|
|2008||Celebrity Juice||Amy Whinehouse|
|2009||Scoop||Receptionist/ Mrs Green|
|2009—||This Morning||Newspaper reviewer|
|2011||Little Crackers||Wardrobe Mistress|
|2014||Text Santa||Dorien Green|
|2014||Secrets from the Asylum||Contributor|
- Guest appearances
- Celebrity Squares - Herself
- Celebrity Fifteen to One (30 December 1992) - Contestant
- Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes (22 February 2003) - Contestant, as Ethel Merman
- Hell's Kitchen (2004–09) – Herself
- The Mint (2006) – Guest
- Loose Women (2006–09, 2014) – Guest panellist
- Ready Steady Cook (2007) – Herself
- The Underdog Show (2008) – Contestant
- The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments (2008) – Herself
- Comedy Classics (2008) – Herself
- Celebrity Come Dine with Me (12 January 2009, 17 October 2011) – Contestant
- Cash in the Celebrity Attic (21 January 2009) – Participant
- Let's Dance for Comic Relief (2010) – Contestant
- Celebrity Eggheads (2010) – Contestant
- 100 Greatest TV Ads (2010) – Herself
- Pointless Celebrities (25 February 2012, 9 August 2014) – Contestant
- All Star Family Fortunes (19 January 2014) – Contestant
- Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2014, 2015) – Guest
- You Saw Them Here First (12 March 2014) – Contributor
- Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (18 September 2014) – Participant
- Freshers: A Year On (15 October 2014) – Herself
- The Chase: Celebrity Special (22 November 2014) – Contestant
- Mel and Sue (14 January 2015) – Guest
- The TV That Made Me (12 August 2015) – Guest
- Celebrity Benchmark (26 September 2015, 3 October 2015) – "Benchmarker"
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- Rubinstein, W.D.; Jolles, M.; Rubinstein, H.L. (2011). The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 491. ISBN 9781403939104. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- "Birds of A Feather: "Ageing? Pah! There'll be no botox or surgery for us" - Mirror Online". mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- "The Vagina Monologues - coming soon". BBC. 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
- "How We Met: Maureen Lipman & Lesley Joseph - Profiles - People - The Independent". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- "Pat Sharp teams with Dave Benson-Phillips for Pointless Celebrities - TV News - Digital Spy". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- "The Chase: Celebrity Special Episode 13 | presscentre". itv.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- "Mel & Sue | Series 1 - Episode 3 | Radio Times". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26.