Mariella Frostrup



Mariella Frostrup has firmly established herself at the top end of opinion forming journalists and TV presenters in the UK. Seh can currently be heard on Times Radio every weekday afternoon.
Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella has made her mark on a wide variety of programmes and writes regularly for The Observer, and other publications. 
On television she has continued to impress both audiences and critics with her friendly, accessible and intelligent screen presence.  Her projects run the gamut from current affairs (Panorama, Question Time and Backlash) to movies and the arts. She can be currently seen presenting the Big Painting Challenge on BBC1 alongside the Reverend Richard Coles which has been a ratings hit!
Mariella presented 'The Book Show' for Artsworld and appeared at the Hay Book Festival in Hay-on-Wye where she presented the highlights of Britain's biggest literary festival, and interviewed the likes of Sandi Toksvig and Gordon Brown. Her hour-long show, Hay-On-Sky, came live from the event.
Mariella has interviewed many different celebrities, writers and other artists and has presented a variety of different TV programmes, including one on travel, and has appeared in other TV shows such as the series 'Have I Got News for You' and the sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous'. She made several guest appearances as herself in the series 'Coupling' including an episode where one of the characters fantasizes about her, then meets her in person.
She writes for The Guardian, The Observer, The Mail on Sunday, Harpers & Queen and the New Statesman. She is also an art critic and has been on the judging panels for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

She presents Open Book and fronted the Memory Season on Radio Four. Mariella combines her television and radio career with that of a prolific journalist.  Mariella is currently the film critic for Harpers & Queen and has a weekly dilemma column in The Observer Magazine for whom she also writes major interviews.

Mariella is also a respected arts critic and has sat on the judging panels of various awards including the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Evening Standard Film Awards, the Amnesty International Media Awards, the Whitbread Book Of The Year, the London Film Festival and the RIBA Stirling Prize Awards 2006.

"I wanted to let you know how fab Mariella's talk was - really engaging, amusing and thought provoking and so good for our girls to see strong women take the stage too!” 

"Mariella as ever was wonderful...She had a great rapport with James and Night and it really came across well.  Our employees are saying it was the best one yet...She really is the best in the business and we love working with her.  We will be in touch on the next one!"

 "I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for your talk last Friday at our event, it was absolutely brilliant and inspiring and just wonderful! The feedback has been incredible across the board, from women of all ages – and even the men…"

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