Helen Lederer

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Best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, she created the Girl at the Bar in the BBC comedy show Naked Video and is known for her unique wit and observational humour.

A comedy writer with an extensive portfolio, including writing and performing her own material as a stand-up comedian and comedy novelist, with ‘Losing It’ being nominated for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and poised to be made into a screenplay. Alongside acting, writing and inventing the wheel… Helen is a contributor to various respected publications including the Spectator and The Telegraph, whilst also being a sought-after panellist and commentator.

She has starred in a great number of top TV comedy and radio shows and her recent appearance in Celebrity Big Brother led to her being saved by the public vote three times, affording her the very temporary title of “national treasure”.

She is currently writing her memoir and has launched her brainchild – Comedy Women In Print – Harper Collins, has come on board to offer a publishing deal to the previously unpublished winner. Year one will culminate in an award ceremony on July 10th 2019. The prize will celebrate and support female comedy writers, bring forward the next generation of female talent and shine a light on women who have an established a comedy writing career.

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