BIOGRAPHY AND BACKGROUND

Lesley  trained as a dancer on scholarships at The Royal Academy of Dancing and Elmhurst Ballet School,
She   has appeared in  many musicals, including , playing Jeannie in “Hair”, and Mrs. Potiphar in “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” 

 

Her first television role was as Cliff  Richard's girlfriend In “ Cliff At The Movies”, and she has since  appeared in many TV dramas and  comedy shows. She appeared in 4 series of  Noel's House Party  as one of the Gotcha team, playing nasty pranks on celebrities.

 

Film roles  include the part of Esther in  “The Young Girls Of  Rochefort”, dancing with Gene Kelly and George Chakiris,   “Puppet On A Chain”, and she was  co-star in the  comedy film “Three For All.
         
Lesley  ran a  country house hotel in Somerset for three years specialising in gourmet weekends, and she is an award winning writer, a contributor  to World in Focus Surrey libraries tour, with a monthly poetry page in a local magazine.

 

She has written over two hundred episodes for BBC. World Service serials, and  was the sketch writer for Granada  TV's children's series Get It Together. She  was commissioned  by Central TV to write a pilot programme for a new Basil Brush  series. Several of her sketches were included in TV’s “Shoot The Writers”  She co-wrote the  revue Very Surrey for the Casson Room at  Leatherhead Theatre, and has provided  sketches for pantomimes  all over the country. 

 

At the moment she is running an Inventory Company, dealing in antiques, and has just finished  recording a  Relaxation CD  for nervous fliers. She runs Versatility – a poetry website specialising in personalised poems for all occasions. 
 

Lectures

Swimming In Suburbia

  • This is an entertaining compilation of poems, articles and  short stories celebrating women in Suburbia. Taking a wry look at Family Life, The Housing Market, Snobberies, Food, and all things Suburban, the talk is an hour long with interval, and suitable for women’s groups of all ages.