Who is Lesley Joseph and what is her net worth 2018? Lesley Joseph is an actress, broadcaster and television personality, best known for the role of Dorien Green in BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather. She was born in Hackney, London on October 14, 1945, and grew up in Northampton in a working-class family. At first, she attended Northampton School for Girls, because she wanted to become an actress. When she was there she acted in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
While she trained at LAMDA she shared a flat with Maureen Lipman. In the early ‘70’s, she frequently appeared in stage performances at Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth and Northcott Theatre in Exeter. Since then she had numerous TV and stage credits, however, she remained best known for her role as Dorien Green in BBC sitcom “Birds of Feather”.
Her husband is Carl Littlejohn with whom she has two children – Andrew and Elizabeth. Also, she is a regular newspaper reviewer on This Morning and she has featured in Celebrity Come Dine with Me. In 2016, with seventy years old, she became the oldest contestant to enter a show called “Strictly Come Dancing”, where she partnered up with Anton du Beke. They were the fourth couple that was voted off; however, she made an impact on her future career.
Net Worth of Lesley Joseph
Lesley Joseph estimated net worth is around $5.5 million, and she didn’t only earn her money from the latest dancing competition, but her main revenue was BBC sitcom that made her famous to wider audience “Birds of Feather”. Her television career started in 1967 when she got a role on “Look and read”, and few small roles during next few years.
These appearances were the first bigger amount that she earned since she became an actress. Also, the stage appearances were very popular in these days such as Hot flush, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Calendar girl. However, we cannot assume how much she earned from these revenues.
Afterward, she engaged in a sitcom that made her famous “Birds of a feather” which aired from 1989 to 1998, and it returned on screen in 2014 and made her wealth bigger. Also, her appearance on a reality show Strictly Come Dancing made her popular again so her future projects rely on her new persona. Even though she was eliminated in a dancing competition, she continued to work and to act.
Lesley Joseph studied ballet as a child and she engaged frequently in fitness training and regular yoga. She appeared in many musicals, so her performances were at a top of the list, even though she was the oldest contestant. With a combination of great rhythm and co-ordination, she performed her dances with experience and through beauty.
It was assumed that she was clumsy, racy and different such as her salacious snob character Dorien Green; however, it was determined to make her appearance in order to present her long career to younger members. It all resulted in a new season of “Birds of a Feather” in 2014, and after a Christmas Special in 2016 it was announced that the TV show will continue to air.
The TV series that ended on Christmas Eve in 1998 after nine years of broadcasting, returned 15 years later, on January 2, 2014, on ITV for the tenth season with eight new episodes. The opening episode attracted nearly 8 million viewers, making “Birds of Feather” highest rated comedy show since Barbara in 2000. After the successful tenth season they announced in 2015 eleventh season, and in 2016 twelfth, the third season that was aired on ITV.
We can expect from her new roles since her career was revitalised with a man role in her most famous sitcom “Birds of a Feather”. Lesley Joseph is an example of never ending artistic flow that cannot be stopped because she entered in her old years. She looks great for her age, and we have seen that she has energy that could lead her to act for another decade. This is a new beginning for her and we can expect bigger net worth in the upcoming year.