Welcome to the late Fenella Fielding OBE’s official website detailing her stage, radio, TV and film appearances. There's a shop selling copies of her book and audio book.
MISS FENELLA FIELDING OBE
17/11/27 to 11/09/18 RIP
It's hard to imagine, but that bright twinkling star faded slowly and has actually gone out. Since her stroke on 25th August, Fenella has been in hospital where she remained calm, comfortable and divine throughout. It's been an incredibly sad time, but also life affirming to see her pass with the great dignity she deserved. To quote Fenella's GP, "I have known her for 30 years and she would wish to take a graceful bow and leave the stage like the lady she is." She did just that.
Fenella Fielding OBE passed away this afternoon peacefully. She died with her eyelashes on! Miss Fielding was an incredible talent. That voice! A unique woman, much loved by family, friends and fans. She will be missed tremendously.
You're very welcome to sign Fenella's Condolences Book
Simon McKay (Friend & Collaborator)
Fenella Fielding OBE Forced Retirement
It is with great shock and sadness that we announce Miss Fenella Fielding OBE has probably made her last stage appearance. On 25th August, she experienced a severe stroke. At this time it is unclear what level of recovery might be possible, but we want to reassure you she is in good spirits. She has first rate care and is surrounded with love. (Simon McKay & The Feldman Family)
Additional Text Sent Via Fenella's Website
On Fenella's behalf, I would like to thank you for your amazing support and for being at the heart of the renaissance of her career. In recent years, constantly, she has told me how happy working has made her and 'can we just keep going please'. Sadly, it now looks unlikely that we can continue. I remain by her side.
Simon McKay (Friend and Collaborator) 28/08/18
Fenella Fielding OBE
Fenella Fielding in 'High Spirits'
Fenella is absolutely delighted to have been awarded an OBE for Services to Drama and Charity in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Fenella said, "I’m terribly moved. It’s lovely to have my work acknowledged in a serious way… It would never have occurred to me that this might happen. But I’m very happy, as you can imagine." Read more about Fenella's honour as reported by her local news website
Phone: 07711 797 792
HARDBACK PRINT BOOK OF FENELLA MEMOIRS:
'DO YOU MIND IF I SMOKE?'
Copies of the hardback currently available.
5CD AUDIO BOOK OF FENELLA MEMOIRS:
'DO YOU MIND IF I SMOKE?'
Copies of Fenella's 5CD memoirs audio book currently available.
MEMOIR READINGS at CRAZY COQS 11th Sept
Fenella will be reading from her memoirs at 7pm on Tuesday 11th September at Crazy Coqs/Zedel (Piccadilly). All over by 9pm.
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Fenella & Simon talking about the book (2017)
Other things Fenella has done recently:
Radio - Fenella contributed to a new Radio 4 documentary about the Magic Roundabout. Rightly so... she was the voice of The Blue Queen in 'Dougal and the Blue Cat'. Available on iPlayer details
Radio Shows - Click on photo of Fenella and Simon to hear various shows including 'Film and Show Soundtracks'. listen
Fenella Fielding and Simon McKay (2014)
Radio - 'Fenella's Birthday Party 2013' and various other Fenella audio clips including an interview with Ed Doolan from 1987 and a gorgeous clip of Fenella voicing a cow in Gurney Slade can be heard here: Click
Radio - Fenella appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2011. The programme is currently available on the BBC website: listen
Radio - Fenella was the castaway on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in 1967. The programme is currently available on the BBC website: listen
Other radio appearances include 'Broadcasting House' (Radio 4).
Fenella co-hosts her own show on Break London Radio. hear the latest shows here
Lots of readings on stage including work by David Stuttard, Mary Shelley, John Dowland and Gerry Potter.
Lots of personal appearances including London Westminster, Birmingham NEC, Newcastle and various Misty Moon events in London.
Fenella has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery and has been the subject of a video portrait by Martin Firrell (link to see it further down page).
Fenella Fielding and Cleo Laine (2013)
Radio Shows - Cleo Laine is a guest on Fenella & Simon's Jazz On A Summer's Day listen
MEMOIR READINGS at PHOENIX ARTIST CLUB (October)
Fenella will be reading from her memoirs at 2:30pm on Sunday 7th October, Saturday 13th October and Sunday 21st October at Phoenix Artist Club, (off-Charing Cross Road). All over by 4:30pm.
RECENT PRESS & RADIO INTERVIEWS
The Guardian: Fenella's letter about Muriel Spark Read Here
The Guardian: letter about Fenella visiting DHSS! Read Here
ChiswickW4 about Fenella's OBE Read Here
ChiswickW4 about Fenella's book & birthday Read Here
Camden New Journal book review Read Here
Daily Express by Jane Warren Read Here
The Guardian by Simon Hattenstone Read Here
The Telegraph by Jasper Rees Read Here (There's a pay wall here but you can view one article a month for free)
Jewish Chronicle by Anthea Gerrie Read Here
BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright Listen Here (Starts at 2:39)
BBC Radio London with Jo Good Listen Here
BBC Radio 4 Front Row with Stig Abell Listen Here
BBC Radio Leeds (Broadcast 17/03/18)
Simon McKay, Fenella Fielding and Tim Bentinck
Fenella presented the 2017 'Bad Sex In Fiction' award for Christopher Bollen's work (he wasn't present). In her speech, Fenella said: "Sometimes it really is better to give than to receive."
Stephen Greif and Fenella at Fenella's 90th birthday party. More performances of their show 'Just a Little Murder' due to be announced.
IN THE LAST FEW YEARS
Fenella has made various appearances for Actors of Dionysus (AOD) performing translations of Greek classics. This includes playing Hekebe in 'Savage Beauty' at the St James Theatre and the release of a CD of Sappho Poems.
Fenella with Simon Russell Beale at an AOD reading (2012)
Television appearances include 'Skins' (Channel 4) and voice for 'Kookyville' (Channel 5). There have been lots of radio and TV documentaries - often about Carry On Films and Morecambe & Wise; and sometimes about fancy hotels.