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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 April 1955Waterside, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lesley Garrett was born on April 10, 1955 in Waterside, South Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Loose Women (1999), Strauss: The Waltz King (2005) and The Wright Stuff (2000). She is married to Peter Christian. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Peter Christian (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

English opera singer, TV performer and recording star.
She was awarded C.B.E.(Companion of the British Empire)on 30 December 2001 for her services to music.
Appointed a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 New Year's Honours List.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, of which she became a Fellow in 1995.
A fan of the rock band Queen.
A fan of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
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]
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]

Personal Quotes (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
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.
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.
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.
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.
All of us want Queen to go on forever.
[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.
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.
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.
Freddie's style of performance influenced all performers.
Queen's songs are very anthemic.

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