Mariella Frostrup
British journalist
Mariella Frostrup
Mariella Frostrup is a Norwegian-born British journalist and television presenter, well known on British TV and radio, mainly for arts programmes. Her 'gravelly' voice was once voted the sexiest female voice on TV, and research to find 'the perfect voice' has indicated that Frostrup's voice is one of the best. Her voice is often used on TV commercials as well.
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A drunk colleague called me a slut. What should I do? | Mariella Frostrup
Guardian (UK) - over 1 year
A woman is angered by the male-dominated company where she works. Mariella Frostrup tells her to fight against its sexism and misogyny and make the world a better place for women and men The dilemma My dilemma concerns my workplace. A few months ago I was followed out by a male colleague, harassed and called a slut as I left a drunken leaving do. I now no longer work with this man, but I’m not happy about attending social functions with the company due to his presence and the way his behaviour seems acceptable to the group generally. The sector I work in is rather sexist and male-dominated – one male colleague said I have been marked as “delicate” for the way I reacted by formally raising the “slut” incident, which angered me. How can I deal with this issue? Mariella replies Only this week I sat in a women’s networking event as a roomful of mature working women, from their 20s to their 50s, complained about the level of misogyny they have to deal with, and that’s before they get home ...
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Jonathan Douglas: How Can We Get Children Reading?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In recent years, children's reading across all formats from books and magazines to websites has dropped significantly. Our research published last September revealed that only three young people in 10 read daily in their own time, compared with four young people in 10 in 2005. This highlights a significant drop in children reading for enjoyment. More alarmingly, nearly a fifth of children and young people surveyed would be embarrassed if their friends saw them reading. The study also showed that children who read in their own time are 13 times more likely to have above average reading skills. Therefore, the decline in reading has worrying implications for children's chances of success at school and beyond. Clearly, we need to support more children to read in their own time if we are to address the impact it can have on their attainment. At the National Literacy Trust, we give disadvantaged children books of their own to keep for the first time, teach them how to choose read ...
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Minister for Communications joins Mariella Frostrup to promote UK Technology4Good 2012
CNN iReport - almost 5 years
Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey and TV presenter, <a class="fplink fp-586448" href="/Mariella+Frostrup+1">Mariella Frostrup</a>, are just two of the names getting behind this year’s UK Technology4Good Awards - a national competition to encourage digital inclusion in the community. They are urging businesses, charities, schools, social enterprises and individuals to enter the awards when nominations open on 7th March 2012. Launched for the first time last year when it attracted over 250 entries, Technology4Good Awards is the brainchild of e-Accessibility charity, AbilityNet. With sponsorship from BT and other technology companies, the Awards Ceremony is compèred by <a class="fplink fp-586448" href="/Mariella+Frostrup+1">Mariella Frostrup</a>. Mr Vaizey said: “Digital technology has changed the way we do so much and has opened up a world of new possibilities. Staying in touch with family and friends, shopping in far-off stores and accessing essential services have become so muc ...
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BBC Radio 4 Releases Results of Poll on Parenting in Britain
News On News - about 5 years
A poll for BBC Radio 4 indicates that it is widely believed that parents in Britain are losing control of how their children behave. Seventy-five per cent of people asked in the survey agreed with the statement “British parents are losing control of their children’s behaviour”. The survey also suggested that more than 75 per cent of people quizzed think the way parents raise their children in Britain has deteriorated in the past 10 years. Sixty-five per cent of respondents feel that teenage gang culture in Britain is a result of poor parenting. And more than 80 per cent feel parents should be held responsible for their children’s bad behaviour. The phone poll of more than 1,000 people, carried out by ComRes, features in the first programme of the new series of Radio 4’s Bringing Up Britain (Wednesday, December 14, 8pm) which asks if parents have lost control of their children. Presenter Mariella Frostrup and a panel of guests discuss whether parents today feel they are unable t ...
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Claire Rees: How does Mariella do it? - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
I once asked Mariella Frostrup, how does she do it. The reply was, possibly quite rightly in hindsight, frustrated. I&#39;d asked because at the time, her name seemed to be everywhere. The then 45-year-old presenter and
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Harvest weekend reaps thousands - Oxford Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Also spotted were Holby City star Tina Hobley and Mariella Frostrup, while Masterchef judge John Torode was seen snacking on a burger. The two-day family and food orientated event also featured celebrity chefs including River Cottage chef Hugh
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Men's voices are getting higher - The Spoof (satire)
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;All the women sound like Mariella Frostrup, they didn&#39;t consider that did they?&quot; said Nomer. &quot;Pollution does some funny things to old movies.&quot; Make IainB&#39;s day - give this story five thumbs-up (there&#39;s no need to register, the thumbs are just down
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Dear Mariella - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Mariella Frostrup advises a lovestruck boss The dilemma I&#39;m 49 and since January I&#39;ve been in a relationship with a 38-year-old woman I met in the office. She has some issues. Her father died when was she was 15 and she has a history of promiscuity
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Close up: Venice waving, not drowning as Toronto emerges on the horizon - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Also, Jason Solomons files his last report from the Lido, and Mariella Frostrup writes about what makes a great rom-com, as Crazy, Stupid, Love heaves into view. Join us to explore the wonder of cinematography at our second Guardian film masterclass
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MGEITF 2011: The Brian Cox Effect - MediaTel Newsline
Google News - over 5 years
On Saturday, Professor Brain Cox was interviewed by the luvvie and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup in what was billed &#39;The Alternative MacTaggart&#39; lecture. It was not very alternative at all. It built on some of Schmidt&#39;s views, the main one being that
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Google Crashes TV's Edinburgh Party - paidContent.org
Google News - over 5 years
Broadcaster Mariella Frostrup felt that “what he&#39;s done is open a conversation, but he hasn&#39;t given all the answers. You want to sit down in a corner with him and say &#39;OK, so you want to deregulate the internet … and you believe in privacy … how?
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Media Talk and Tech Weekly from the Edinburgh International Television ... - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
We also hear what Mariella Frostrup, Steven Moffat, Alan Rusbridger and Fru Hazlitt made of the speech too. Plus we have the controllers of the UK&#39;s big TV channels telling us all about the new programmes they&#39;ll be putting on our screens over the next
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Dear Mariella - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
If you have a dilemma, send a brief email to mariella.frostrup@observer.co.uk. To have your say on this week&#39;s column, go to guardian.co.uk/dearmariella. Follow Mariella on Twitter at @mariellaf1
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Londoners could do with a more credible alternative to Boris than Ken - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Last Sunday it was Mariella Frostrup, 48, an alluring broadcaster but with an irritating habit of putting herself at the centre of the universe. Enquiring whether The Hour actor Dominic West minded being described as &#39;Old Etonian&#39;, she said: &#39;I wonder
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Lord Prescott: 'Where is the government?' - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Speaking to Mariella Frostrup on The Andrew Marr Show, he said he had to deal with major incidents like the Asian tsunami, Omagh bombing and the 9/11 terror attacks during Blair&#39;s August breaks. Later in the show, Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt
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George rebounds with wrestler - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
In June she told a magazine: &quot;I could never be with someone who every time he opens his mouth says he doesn&#39;t want a child with me, or to marry me. George previously dated Brit girls Lisa Snowdon and Mariella Frostrup
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Mark Muller Stuart: spreading the rule of law to the world's conflict zones ... - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
One of them was Jason McCue, a solicitor married to Mariella Frostrup. Two years ago he won a landmark ruling after a nine-year campaign to get justice for the relatives of the 29 people killed by the bomb planted by the Real IRA in Omagh in 1998
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How the phone-hacking scandal unmasked the British power elite - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
The BBC&#39;s director general Mark Thompson turned up, along with Alan Yentob, Jon Snow from Channel 4 News, Bear Grylls, Mariella Frostrup, Lily Allen and Patrick Kielty. And what a time they had: thanks to Nick Jones, the owner of the members-only Soho
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mariella Frostrup
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    In 2015 she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
    More Details Hide Details Frostrup was first married (1979–1984) to Richard Jobson, former lead singer with the punk rock group Skids. On a charity trek in Nepal, Frostrup met human rights lawyer Jason McCue, whom she met aged 39 and married 2 years later. The couple live near Bruton, Somerset (with a flat in London), and have two children. She is close friends with Penny Smith and with actress Gina Bellman, one of the stars of Coupling, in which she had a cameo role alongside Angus Deayton. http://www.mariellafrostrup.co.uk
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 47
    In 2010 she created, along with three other trustees, the Gender Rights and Equality Action Trust.
    More Details Hide Details This foundation aims at fostering gender equality and raising awareness and funds, to support grass roots gender equality projects in Africa and beyond. The GREAT Initiative works in partnership with Femmes Africa Solidarité, an African charity.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    In 2008, Frostrup received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from Nottingham Trent University in recognition of her contribution and commitment to journalism and broadcasting.
    More Details Hide Details She presented the BBC Radio 2 show The Green Room and is the regular presenter of BBC Radio 4 programme Open Book, interviewing authors and publishers and reviewing new fiction and non-fiction books. She was the presenter of The Book Show on Sky Arts 1 where she interviewed an extensive list of guests on their recent works and their "favourite heroes and heroines from fiction". The show was cancelled in 2013. In December 2012, she appeared on the BBC Two series World's Most Dangerous Roads, in which she and Angus Deayton were filmed driving along the east coast of Madagascar. Frostrup's political views have been described as "a bit left-of-centre". She has been active in the charity sector for two decades, having worked on Bank Aid and Comic Relief along with various fundraising initiatives for Oxfam, The Children's Society and Save the Children. Campaigning for women's rights and gender equality has become her main focus; she has recently made several trips to Africa to meet women and young girls in their communities, and experience first hand the realities and inequalities of the lives that they lead.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In September 2007 she chaired a question-and-answer session with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth, Dorset.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 27
    She also presented Thames Television's Video View from 1990 and, after Thames lost the London ITV franchise, reprised the role straight afterwards on The Little Picture Show for Carlton Television from 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Frostrup 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 has also appeared in fictionalised form in Michael Paraskos's novel In Search of Sixpence. She has written 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    There, she worked as a public relations executive for Phonogram Records between 1980 and 1990; coordinated the publicity for the Live Aid concert at Wembley in 1985; and, after leaving Phonogram, started television work as a presenter and film critic.
    More Details Hide Details Frostrup presented the Channel 4 music show Big World Cafe in 1989 alongside Eagle Eye Cherry and Jazzie B.
  • 1979
    Age 16
    After the death of her father, in 1979 she moved to London.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 6
    Frostrup was born in Oslo, Norway, but moved with her family when she was six to Ireland in 1969, living in Kilmacanogue, a small village near the town of Greystones in County Wicklow.
    More Details Hide Details Her Norwegian father, an alcoholic who died aged 44 when she was 15, was a journalist on The Irish Times, and her Scottish-born mother an artist.
  • 1962
    Born
    Born in 1962.
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