HELEN ATKINSON WOOD by Steve Ullathorne
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Height:5'1" (154cm)
Weight:8st. 7lb. (54kg)
Playing Age:55 - 65 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Blond(e)
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Warm


Helen will be appearing with the other original cast members of 'Radio Active' at the Edinburgh Festival this August. It's based on the sketch show created during their years in the Oxford Revue. The show was then adapted for BBC Radio 4, and ran for 53 award winning episodes across 7 series throughout the 1980’s. August 2019 sees the 'Radio Active' team heading to Edinburgh to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the show first being performed on stage with a 3 week run in the Gilded Balloon’s flagship Debating Hall.

Stage Television Radio Rehearsed Reading
2019, Stage, Various Roles, Radioactive - 40th Anniversary Show!, Gilded Balloon/Edinburgh Festival, David Tyler
2018, Stage, Various Roles, Radio Active, So Comedy/UK Tour, Jimmy Mulville, David Tyler
2016, Stage, Director, The Leonardo Question, HighTide Festival, Helen Atkinson Wood
2016, Stage, Anna Daptor, Radio Active, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, David Tyler
2015, Stage, Valerie, Elephants, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, Tamara Harvey
2013, Stage, Clara Hibbert, The Vortex, The Rose Theatre Kingston, Stephen Unwin
2009, Stage, Mandrake the Witch, Robin Hood, Theatre Royal Norwich, Richard Gauntlett
2009, Stage, Landlady of the Garter Inn, Falstaff - Tour, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd, Richard Jones
2009, Stage, Frosine, The Miser, Royal Exchange Manchester, Helena Kaut Howson
2009, Stage, Landlady of the Garter Inn, Falstaff, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd, Richard Jones
2007, Stage, Priest, Twelfth Night, Theatre Royal Norwich, Peter Wilson
2003, Stage, Fritz Harris, Cold Meat Party, Manchester Royal Exchange, Braham Murray
2003, Stage, Polina, The Seagull, Manchester Royal Exchange, Greg Hersov
2001, Stage, Agatha Posket, The Magistrate, Manchester Royal Exchange, Greg Hersov
1999, Stage, Norma Green, Mr Wonderful, Chester Gateway Theatre, Deborah Shaw
1998, Stage, Eleanor, Dead Funny, Watford Palace Theatre, Caroline Quentin
1995, Stage, Petula, Penny Blue, Greenwich Theatre, Fiona Laird
1994, Stage, Monica Reed, Present Laughter, Bill Kenwright - National Tour, Richard Olivier
1992, Stage, Miss Clack, The Moonstone, Manchester Royal Exchange, James Maxwell
1991, Stage, Doris Wallis, Silly Cow, Haymarket Theatre Royal, Ben Elton
1989, Stage, Beatrice Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance, Manchester Royal Exchange, Greg Hersov
1988, Stage, Viola, Twelfth Night, Stratford East Theatre Royal, Jeff Teare
1986, Stage, Madam Arcarti, Blithe Spirit, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Robin Herford
1986, Stage, Anna, Time And Time Again, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Alan Ayckbourn
1985, Stage, Anna Daptor/All Female Roles, Radio Active - Winner Of Sony Award, BBC Radio 4, James Rix
2017, Television, Interviewee / Herself, When Chat Shows Go Horribly Wrong, Crackit Productions for Channel 5, Jamie Sutcliffe
2017, Television, Lydia Parkhurst, Doctors, BBC One, David Lewis Richardson
2016, Television, Contestant/herself, Pointless Celebrities, Endemol UK
2008, Television, Presenter, Private Lives, ITV, Bill Smith
2007, Television, Jane, Zip And Hollow, Worldwide Theatrix Ltd, Roy Gould
2005, Television, Panelist, QI, BBC Television, John Lloyd
2004, Television, The Other Boat Race, BBC Television, Andrew Wightman
2002, Television, Presenter, Good Food Live, BBC Television
2000, Television, Miriam, Kiss Me Kate, BBC Television, Nick Wood
1999, Television, Kate, Barbara, Carlton, Nic Phillips
1998, Television, Jonathan Creek, BBC Television, Richard Holthouse
1997, Television, Presenter (2 Yrs), The Good Life Gourmet Guide, Granada Television
1995, Television, Sally, Joking Apart, BBC Television, Bob Spiers
1994, Television, Panelist, Have I Got News For You?, BBC Television, Harry Thompson
1991, Television, Blackheart, Tales From The Poop Deck, ITV/Talkback, John Birkin
1990, Television, Tamara McKaskill, Your Cheatin' Heart, BBC Scotland, Michael White
1990, Television, Anna Daptor (19 Eps), KYTV, BBC Television, John Kilby & John Stroud
1987, Television, Mrs Miggins, Blackadder the Third, BBC Television, Mandie Fletcher
1986, Television, Girls On Top, Central Independent Television, Paul Jackson
1986, Television, Miranda, The Comic Strip Preseents...Consuela, Comic Strip/Channel 4, Stephen Frears
1985, Television, The Lenny Henry Show, BBC, Geoff Posner
1985, Television, Sandy, Happy Families, BBC, Geoff Posner
1984, Television, Woman in commercial, The Young Ones, BBC Television, Paul Jackson
1984, Television, Various Roles, Who Dares Wins, Channel 4, John Stroud
1984, Television, Saturday Live, Channel 4
1982, Television, Presenter, OTT, Central Television, Chris Tarrant
2016, Radio, Anna Daptor, Radio Active, BBC
2014, Radio, Performer, Radio Fun With Roger McGough, BBC Radio, Victoria LLyod
2009, Radio, Carol, Sarah Millican's Support Group, BBC Radio, Lianne Coop
2009, Radio, Gloria Brundle, The Maltby Collection, BBC Radio 4, Colin Anderson
2008, Radio, Reader, With Great Pleasure - Christmas Special, BBC
2008, Radio, Various Roles, The Maltby Collection, BBC Radio 4, Colin Anderson
2006, Radio, Reader, With Great Pleasure, BBC Radio, Vic Beeby
2005, Radio, Various Roles, The Papers Of AJ Wentworth, BBC Radio, Pamela Norris
2006, Radio, Panellist, Where In The World, Celador
1985, Radio, Radio Active (Series 1-7), BBC Radio 4, Various Directors
1984, Radio, Member, BBC Radio Drama Company, BBC, Various Directors
Rehearsed Reading
2013, Rehearsed Reading, Camilla, Led Astray, BBC Television, Rosemary McGowan


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, Cheshire*, Cockney, Edinburgh, French, Glasgow, Italian, Liverpool, London, Manchester, RP
Performance:Radio Presenting, TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Horse-riding*, Rowing*, Skiing*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Painting


Ruskin School, Oxford University

1993 Television KYTV BBC television, John Stroud winner of Silver Rose Montreaux.

1993/1992 British Comedy Awards, nominated Best Female Comedy Performer.