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Lesley Garrett

Biography

Lesley Garrett is a favorite soprano who sings for the British Country wide Opera and information for Silva Classics. She actually is noted on her behalf function in light, modern Classical Music and Broadway Present songs such as for example those compiled by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lesley Garrett
Date Of Birth April 10, 1955
Height 1.63 m
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Media Personality
Education Royal Academy of Music
Nationality British
Spouse Peter Christian
Parents Margaret Garrett, Derek Garrett
Albums A Soprano Inspired, Soprano in Red, Travelling Light, Soprano in Hollywood (The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman), Lesley Garrett/Intl. Euro Version, Simple Gifts, The Essential Collection, Amazing Grace, Lesley Garrett Soprano In Hollywood, A North Country Lass, The Magic Flute (London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras), From The Heart, The Singer, Lesley Garrett, When I Fall in Love, I Will Wait for You, The Sound Of Lesley Garrett (By Classic FM), Diva! A Soprano at the Movies, The Soprano's Greatest Hits, The Very Best of Lesley Garrett, The Lesley Garrett Gift Collection, You'll Never Walk Alone, The Beauty of Song, Tranquility, So Deep Is the Night, The Lesley Garrett Album, The Best Of, The Gold Collection, Introducing
Nominations Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year, Classic Brit Award for Female Artist of the Year
Movies The Mikado, Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening, Lesley Garrett: Music from the Movies, Strauss: Dance and Dream
TV Shows Comic Relief Does Fame Academy


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#Fact
1 Taking part in 'The Music of Morse' - a special one-off concert at London's Royal Albert Hall paying homage to some of the most popular tracks from the 'Inspector Morse' series. Lesley will sing 'O Mia Babbino Caro', 'Laudate Dominum', 'Libiamo ne'Lieti Calici' (with tenor Alfie Boe), 'La Ci Darem La Mano' (with bass Willard White) and 'The Creation - The Heaven's are Telling' (Along with both 'Sir Willard White' and Alfie Boe. [April 2007]
2 Playing The Mother Abbess at the London Palladium in Andrew Lloyd Webbers' revival of 'The Sound of Music', starring along side Connie Fisher. She will be starring until April, 2007. [November 2006]
3 A fan of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
4 A fan of the rock band Queen.
5 Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, of which she became a Fellow in 1995.
6 Appointed a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 New Year's Honours List.
7 She was awarded C.B.E.(Companion of the British Empire)on 30 December 2001 for her services to music.
8 English opera singer, TV performer and recording star.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Margery Booth: The Spy in the Eagle's Nest pre-production Margery Booth (singing)
Proms Extra 2016 TV Series
The Merry Widow 2005 TV Movie Hanna Glawari
Great Performances 2004 TV Series The Fox
Ariodante 1996 TV Movie Dalinda
Xerxes 1988 TV Movie Atalanta
The Mikado 1987/I TV Movie Yum-Yum

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedom 2014/II performer: "Amazing Grace"
A Heartbeat Away 2011 performer: "Solveig's Song"
L'avocat 2010 performer: "La vergine degli angeli" from "La forza del destino"
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 performer: "Dome Epais"
Lust och fägring stor 1995 performer: "Lascia ch'io pianga"
Xerxes 1988 TV Movie performer: "Xerxes Serse, opera in Three acts"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything 2017 Herself
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series Herself
Songs of Praise 2010-2015 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Presenter / Herself / Performer
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 2014 TV Movie Herself - Special Guest
Breakfast 2005-2013 TV Series Herself
The Wright Stuff 2008-2012 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Herself - Guest Panelist
This Morning 2007-2012 TV Series Herself
100 Years of the London Palladium 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Countdown 2003-2009 TV Series Herself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night 2009 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2007-2008 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Cook 2008 TV Series Herself
Hotel Babylon 2008 TV Series Herself
The Music of Morse 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Herself - Judge
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy 2007 TV Series Judge
The Heaven and Earth Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Sunday AM 2007 TV Series Herself
Soapstar Superstar 2007 TV Series Herself
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? 2006 TV Series Herself
The Daily Politics 2006 TV Series Herself - Opera Singer
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
The Weakest Link 2002-2006 TV Series Herself
The Wonderful World of Whiteley 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Strictly Come Dancing 2004-2005 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Strauss: The Waltz King 2005 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
Mr Countdown: A Tribute to Richard Whiteley 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Herself
Queen Mania 2005 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Queen Mania: The Show Must Go On 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Herself
Bruce Forsyth: A BAFTA Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
More All-Time Greatest Love Songs 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Celebrate the Sound of Music 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
Who Do You Think You Are? 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2003 TV Series Herself
Dame Edna Live at the Palace 2003 TV Movie Herself
Test the Nation: The 2003 Test 2003 TV Movie documentary Celebrity Participant
Kelly 2003 TV Series Herself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Presenter
Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening 2002 TV Special documentary Performer
The Kumars at No. 42 2002 TV Series Herself
Blankety Blank 1998-2002 TV Series Herself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2002 TV Series Herself
The Lesley Garrett Show 2001 TV Series Herself - Host
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty 2001 TV Special Herself
A Song for Jill 2000 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration 2000 TV Movie Herself
Parkinson 2000 TV Series Herself
Lesley Garrett: The Video 1998 Video Herself
The End of the Year Show 1997 TV Series Herself
The Lily Savage Show 1997 TV Series Herself - Performer
Perfect Day 1997 Video short Herself - vocalist
Jobs for the Girls 1995 TV Series Herself
Between the Lines 1994 TV Series Herself
Ken Dodd: An Audience with Ken Dodd 1994 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Joy to the World 1994 TV Movie Herself
Children in Need 1992 TV Series Herself
The Word 1992 TV Series Herself
Everyman 1990 TV Series documentary Herself
A Source of Innocent Merriment 1987 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Late Night with the Loose Women 2009 Video Herself - Presenter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Gold Badge Award BASCA Gold Badge Awards · Howard Blake
· Geoff Foster
· John Paul Jones
· Chris Shurety
· Heather Small
· Phil Swern
· Clare Torry


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#Quote
1 Queen's songs are very anthemic.
2 Freddie's style of performance influenced all performers.
3 It was an appalling shock when he died. None of us can really believe, even now, that Freddie's gone. There was so much about him that was just overwhelmingly powerful and beautiful.
4 Freddie Mercury just had an extraordinary ability to captivate an audience. He embodies the music physically in such a way that is irresistible and the power of his performances, well they're unsurpassable in my view.
5 [on Queen at Live Aid] It was the most powerful performance I think anybody had ever given in the history of pop and rock singing. Every single person was with him.
6 All of us want Queen to go on forever.
7 What I love about becoming older is that I'm really getting into make-up. I use a lot more than I used to and it's very sexy. I also used to be a jeans and T-shirt girl until my late thirties, but now, because I've looked after my figure, I can wear grown-up clothes by designers such as Maria Grachvogel, Jenny Packman, Jimmy Choo.
8 I'm quite an energetic person so slacking isn't my nature. My idea of relaxation would be a skiing holiday or going to a football match and screaming. Or not getting dressed all day, leaving the children in their pyjamas and eating whatever's in the fridge.
9 I love swimming, skiing, horse-riding, cycling and walking but I find that stretching is the most vital thing in my life. I have a stretch routine that I do every day, particularly for my lower spine. When you are young, it is not as important to do as much exercise, as you just bounce out of bed, but as I grow older, I realise how important it is to keep my body supple.
10 It is vital to keep in shape because opera is about credible casting. If you are playing a fabulous role you have to look fabulous and sometimes you have to wear very skimpy clothing or nothing at all. I've been nude on stage before now and can't aford to have a saggy tush.
11 My husband brings home every festering illness known to mankind and, as anyone who is married to a doctor will know, you are the last person to ever get any kind of medical attention. You have to be horizontal, unconscious and covered in a lot of blood before he's interested


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