Eleanor Thom

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Assistant: Gabriella Docherty

Acting

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Eleanor is a comedy writer and actor, who founded the award-winning sketch group LADY GARDEN in 2008.

LADY GARDEN spent 2008-2012, touring the country, performing at Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals and hosted a sell-out London residency ‘Lady Garden & Friends’ which transferred to the West End for various one-off nights. They did four critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, filmed a taster tape with the BBC produced by Charlie Hanson and Directed by Phillip Breen. In 2012 they featured on and Radio 4’s SKETCHORAMA (The Comedy Unit) and were one of the resident sketch acts on BBC3’s LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC.

Eleanor’s is currently working on her debut solo show ‘Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev’ which will be at the Edinburgh Festival this August at The Pleasance http://www.pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh/events/eleanor-thom-i-am-bev

As a writer, Eleanor is also developing her first sitcom; A COFFEE AND A SIT DOWN, amongst other Live, TV and short film projects.

As an actress, Eleanor has also appeared in the Olympic Special of ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, award-winning short film ASYLUM SEEKERS, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS ABBEY for Comic Relief.

Eleanor studied Drama & Film at The University of Manchester.  Whilst there, she created the JUST FOR A LAUGH comedy night that was later transferred (due to its success) to The Comedy Store, Manchester.

Praise for Lady Garden:

“Britain’s funniest women” THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

“Slick & quick, versatile actors and sharp scripts” THE INDEPENDENT

“Joyous- excellent comic writing and acting, as intricate as an opera and ten times more fun!” CHORTLE

“You leave utterly elated by this comedy cocktail”  THE TIMES

 

Lady Garden- Pole Dancing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clips/p00ghx5z/lady_garden_pole_dancing/

 

Lady Garden- Holiday Snaps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrax_1lu1k

 

Lady Garden: Wedding Dress Runners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYpyJ7tRl3M

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ASYLUM SEEKERS

Nurse

Hollie Ebdon / Lilah Vandenburgh

KEM Productions

ADAM

Helen

Jack Johns

Burke Films

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

DRIFTERS

Liz

Simon Delaney

Bwark/E4

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC

Multiple Roles: Pilot 5x30mins

Craig Young

Avalon/ BBC 3

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Olympic Receptionist

Mandie Fletcher

BBC

UPTOWN DOWNSTAIRS ABBEY (COMIC RELIEF)

Cook

Adrian Edmondson

BBC

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS

Paris

Dez McCarthy

BBC

LADY GARDEN

Taster

Phillip Breen

BBC

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TRYING AGAIN: PILOT

Multiple Roles

Avalon

LADY GARDEN AND FRIENDS

Leicester Square 2011

LADY GARDEN

Latitude 2011

SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES CARBARET

Beverly HIll

Slightly Fat Features

Various roles

Phillip Breen

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

LADY GARDEN 2010

Phillip Breen

Mick Perrin, Edinburgh Festival

BEVERLY HILL

The Opportunists/Blacks Club

LADY GARDEN 2009

Mick Perrin, Edinburgh Festival

LADY GARDEN

Hackney Empire/ CAST Productions

LADY GARDEN 2008

Shiraz Proiductions, Edinburgh

JUST FOR A LAUGH

Shiraz Proiductions, Comedy Store

CHARLIE - THE CRUCIBLE THEATRE

Opt-In Theatre Company

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

SKETCHORAMA

Multiple Roles

Gus Beattie

Comedy Unit/ BBC Radio 4

TOM WRIGGLESWORTH'S NIGHTMARE DREAM WEDDING

May

Live Show

THE ARTS SHOW WITH CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN 2010

Lady Garden

BBC Radio 2

MODRIN MCDONALD: 21ST CENTURY WIZARD

Flora & Elspeth in two episodes

Gus Beattie

BBC Radio 4 / Comedy Unit

FRONT ROW 2008

Lady Garden

BBC Radio 4

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Polly

Dave Sheasby

BBC Radio

LADY GARDEN

BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Film, TV & Theatre

ASSISTANT: CARLY PETERS CONTACT: CPETERS@UNITEDAGENTS.CO.UK / 020 3214 0985

Eleanor is a comedy writer and actor, who founded the award-winning sketch group LADY GARDEN in 2008.

LADY GARDEN spent 2008-2012, touring the country, performing at Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals and hosted a sell-out London residency ‘Lady Garden & Friends’ which transferred to the West End for various one-off nights. They did four critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, filmed a taster tape with the BBC produced by Charlie Hanson and Directed by Phillip Breen. In 2012 they featured on and Radio 4’s SKETCHORAMA (The Comedy Unit) and were one of the resident sketch acts on BBC3’s LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC.

Eleanor’s is currently working on her debut solo show ‘Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev’ which will be at the Edinburgh Festival this August at The Pleasance http://www.pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh/events/eleanor-thom-i-am-bev

As a writer, Eleanor is also developing her first sitcom; A COFFEE AND A SIT DOWN, amongst other Live, TV and short film projects.

As an actress, Eleanor has also appeared in the Olympic Special of ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, award-winning short film ASYLUM SEEKERS, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS ABBEY for Comic Relief.

Eleanor studied Drama & Film at The University of Manchester.  Whilst there, she created the JUST FOR A LAUGH comedy night that was later transferred (due to its success) to The Comedy Store, Manchester.

Praise for Lady Garden:

“Britain’s funniest women” THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

“Slick & quick, versatile actors and sharp scripts” THE INDEPENDENT

“Joyous- excellent comic writing and acting, as intricate as an opera and ten times more fun!” CHORTLE

“You leave utterly elated by this comedy cocktail”  THE TIMES

 

Lady Garden- Pole Dancing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clips/p00ghx5z/lady_garden_pole_dancing/

 

Lady Garden- Holiday Snaps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrax_1lu1k

 

Lady Garden: Wedding Dress Runners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYpyJ7tRl3M

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

ASYLUM SEEKERS

KEM Productions

'Nurse'

ADAM

Burke Films

'Helen'

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

SKETCHORAMA

Comedy Unit/ BBC Radio 4

TOM WRIGGLESWORTH'S NIGTHMARE DREAM WEDDING

2010

Edinburgh Festival

THE ARTS SHOW WITH CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN

2010

BBC Radio 2

Lady Garden

MODRIN MACDONALD

BBC Radio 4/ Comedy Unit

'Flora and Elspeth'

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

BBC Radio North

'Polly'

LADY GARDEN

BBC Radio 4, Front Row 2008

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC

Avalon/ BBC 3

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

BBC 1

'Olympic Receptionist'

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS ABBEY

BBC Comic Relief

'Cook'

LADY GARDEN TASTER TAPE

BBC Comedy

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS

BBC1

'Paris'

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

WHAT WOULD BEV DO

2012

Live Circuit

'Beverley Hill'

TRYING AGAIN

Avalon

LADY GARDEN AND FRIENDS

2011

Leicester Square

LADY GARDEN - A Sketch Show

2011

Edinburgh Festival

LADY GARDEN

2011

Latitude

SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES CABARET

2010

Slightly Fat Features

'Beverley Hill'

LADY GARDEN - Top Secret Gig

2010

Edinburgh Festival

LADY GARDEN

2009

Glastonbury

CHARLIE PEACE

The Crucible Theatre/ Opt in Theatre

'Mrs Peace'

JUST FOR A LAUGH - The Comedy Store

Shiraz Productions

Writer - performer

LADY GARDEN - Edinburgh Festival 2008

Shiraz Productions

Writer - performer

LADY GARDEN - Edinburgh Festival 2009

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

Writer - performer

LADY GARDEN Hackney Empire

CAST Productions/Lady Garden

Writer - performer

Books

Eleanor's debut memoir, PRIVATE PARTS, was published in 2019.

Current Publications:

PRIVATE PARTS (25 July 2019, Coronet)

What the internet can tell you about endometriosis:

Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable condition that affects 1 in 10 women with approximately 1.6 million sufferers in the UK alone, but only 20% of the general public have heard of it. It takes an average of seven and a half years to get a diagnosis in the UK and affects sufferers' capacity to work, their fertility and their ability to enjoy sex.

What Eleanor Thom can tell you about endometriosis:

You are so much more than the sum of your private parts.

Part memoir, part guide book and part survival guide, Private Parts retraces Eleanor's own journey with endometriosis, offering readers practical, down-to-earth and friendly advice covering everything from what actually happens in an internal exam, to finding the right specialist for you, the perfect post-op wardrobe and to why you should look to Frida Kahlo for inspiration in your darkest moments.

Written for those looking to live well with their endometriosis and for those who are looking for help to understand the disease and how it affects those with it, Private Parts is a call to action for people to speak up about an illness which is still so misunderstood.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Hilary Mantel and Lena Dunham.

Praise for PRIVATE PARTS:

”Funny, honest and inspirational” THE OBSERVER

“Eleanor demystifies ‘Women’ Problems’ with plenty of laughs.Her ability to find light in dark situations shines through”  YORKSHIRE POST