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OLIVIA LEE

AWARD WINNING WRITER, COMEDIAN, ACTOR

 

Olivia Lee is a multi award winning writer, stand up comedian and actress, with a long track record of creating, writing and starring in her own TV shows. She has many scripted projects in development with UK & US production companies and broadcasters.

A well known face of TV comedy, Olivia started her career on Channel 4’s hit comedy show ‘Balls of Steel’ with her own slot called ‘Prank TV with Miss Lee’. She created her own vehicle for Channel 4, ‘Olivia Lee’s Naughty Bits’. This led to her own series on Comedy Central; ‘Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny’. The USA came calling and Olivia was invited to regularly appear on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ where she wrote and starred in her own regular comedy slot. That led to truTV giving Olivia her own comedy pilot ‘The Olivia Lee Show’ – which Ben Stiller produced with his company Red Hour. As an actress she has starred in many BAFTA nominated shows.

Her feature script ‘Pardon The Interruption’ has recently won multiple awards. ‘Best Feature Script’ at ‘The Rome Prisma Film Awards’, ‘Best Comedy Screenplay’ at ‘The Prague Screenplay Awards’ and ‘Best Comedy Screenplay’ at the ‘Berlin International Screenwriting Festival’. It has also been officially selected for ‘New York Script Awards’, ‘International World Film Awards’ and the ‘Budapest Movie Awards’ and got honourable mention at ‘The Los Angeles Film & Script Festival’ and ‘The Hollywood Indie Film Awards’. 

Recently she created and starred in her own pilot ‘Make Me A Misogynist’ for which she played all men for Channel 4. She also launched her first album with Universal records; ‘Mindful Mum; How Not To Lose Your Total Fuc*ing Sh*t’ a unique spin on mindfulness, this was a hit and Olivia has turned it into a one woman show ‘Olivia Lee; Losing Her Total Fuc*ing Sh*t’ playing homage to female anger and toxic femininity. A tour of this is now in the works.

WRITING

A prolific writer, Olivia has numerous scripted projects currently in development. Her slate includes: 

‘HYSTERICAL’ – comedy drama in development with Rangabee Productions starring Naomie Harris, Romesh Ranganathan and Jameela Jamil. 

‘UNFAMOUS’ – half hour comedy in development with Objective Fiction starring Kerry Howard and Russell Tovey. 

‘WASTE’ – comedy drama in development with Expectation Productions.

‘THE GODMOTHER’ – comedy drama in development with Zeppotron Productions.

‘BREAK’ – comedy drama in development with CHX Productions.

Her feature script ‘PARDON THE INTERRUPTION’ is currently winning big on the festival circuit…

WINNER - Rome Prisma Film Awards - 2024-28 WINNER - Prague Screenplay Awards - 2024 WINNER - Hollywood Best Indie Film Awards - 2024-24 WINNER - Berlin International Screenwriting Festival BISF - 2024-26
OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Script Awards - 2023-24 OFFICIAL SELECTION - International World Film Awards - 2023-36 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Budapest Movie Awards - 2023 HONOURABLE MENTION - Los Angeles Film Script Festival - 2023

NEWS

February 2024: Olivia to star in British rom-com along side Naomie Harris & Jameela Jamil

Naomie Harris (“Moonlight,” “No Time To Die”), Joel Fry (“The End We Start From,” “Yesterday”), Jameela Jamil (“DC League of Super-Pets, Marry Me”) and Olivia Lee (“Dirty, Sexy, Funny,” “In The Long Run”) are set to star in upcoming romantic comedy “Lola and Freddie,” billed as a British reimagining of 2012’s “Celeste and Jesse Forever.”

Full article: Variety.com

A Busy Summer for Olivia!

It’s a busy summer for Olivia!

She will preform at Kendal Calling Festival, also featuring Noel Gallagher and Tim Burgess:

You can catch Olivia at Tramlines Festival!
Olivia is also bringing her comedy to Truck festival

 

Olivia’s feature script ‘Pardon the Interruption’ wins at multiple festivals

Olivia Wins Best Comedy Screenplay at ‘The Prague Screenplay Awards’ :
https://praguescript.com/winners

Olivia wins, this time at ‘The Berlin Script Awards’
Another win for Olivia at ’The Rome Prisma Awards’

VIDEO CLIPS

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GIG DATES

  • 05/06/2024 – New Malden
  • 09/06/2024 – The Village Green, Muswell Hill
  • 20/06/2024 – Backyard Comedy Club
  • 29/06/2024 – Kings Head Comedy Club, Crouch End
  • 03/07/2024 – Bar 7, Margate
  • 04/07/2024 – Hastings Comedy Festival
  • 12/07/2024 – Bolton Comedy Festival
  • 27/07/2024 – Tramlines Festival
  • 28/07/2024 – Truck Festival
  • 03/08/2024 – Kendall Calling Festival
  • 25/08/2024 – The OM Comedy Club, Finsbury Park
  • 05/09/2024 – Etcetera, Camden

"Olivia Lee's stand up is explicit, candid and very funny."

Sky News

"Olivia’s mixture of mischievous razor sharp wit and childish buffoonery go down a storm."

Sky Magazine

"Olivia Lee is very, very funny."

Time Out

"Olivia has smart ideas and a real ability to improvise."

The Times

"Fearless, sexy, with razor sharp wit."

Daily Star

"A Comedian with nerves of steel."

Daily Mirror

Olivia Lee is funny. She has the ability to push awkwardness to unbearable levels."

The Guardian

"A very talented British comedy lady."

Heat

"Funny girl Olivia Lee can pull off hilarious pranks."

The Sun

"There's no denying Olivia Lee has guts, she's turned her humour into an art form."

Daily Mail

OLIVIA LEE: MINDFUL MUM...

‘MINDFUL MUM; HOW NOT TO LOSE YOUR TOTAL FUCKING SHIT’ is the first album of its kind, featuring x-rated angry meditation tracks! After giving birth I felt overwhelmed by the pressure to be a perfect Mum, traditional meditation felt oddly too positive – it didn’t allow me space to work through my negative feelings. This album is my bid to help Mum’s stay sane through their journey, and help them ‘un-fu*k themselves from the prison of perfection by embracing their angry inner selves’. 

The album was a hit! Off the back I created a live show ‘OLIVIA LEE: LOSING HER TOTAL FUCKING SHIT’ exploring the themes of the album and delving deeper into toxic femininity. After researching female rage I found there was much more I wanted to say. The show has been touring London to great reviews, a national tour is now in the works.

Through these projects I have come to the conclusion that we are all too familiar with toxic masculinity, yet rarely does toxic femininity get as much press, there felt like so much more to say. So I’ve now turned these themes of these works into a scripted comedy.

HYSTERICAL, is currently in development with RANGABEE Productions – a comedy drama starring Romesh Ranganathan, Naomie Harris, and Jameela Jamil. This show is my two fingered salute to always having to be positive, feminine and well behaved, fInally a place where women can let rip! Watch this space…

Mindful Mum in the Press: