Emma Freud

Emma has worked as a TV presenter for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and as a radio broadcaster on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4. For 23 years she has been an interviewer on Radio 4’s Loose Ends. Emma is also the public face of the National Theatre.

For BBC2 she hosted her own chat show Plunder and reported for 3 years from The Edinburgh Festival on Edinburgh Nights. For Channel Four she’s presented the health series The Pulse, the news programme The Big Picture Show and the arts programme The Media Show.

For ITV, she hosted 27 hours of continual live television on the Telethon, presented the chat show Pillowtalk, and a weekly arts magazine programme Theatreland. She also presented the BAFTA Awards (BBC) and The Turner Prize (Channel Four).

She is the script editor of all her partner Richard Curtis’ films including Four Weddings and A Funeral, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Notting Hill and Love Actually – and was second unit director on The Boat That Rocked.

She is now a trustee of Comic Relief, director of Red Nose Day, helped to run the Make Poverty History campaign and was producer of the Live 8 concerts. She is also a patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

Emma has four children, and in June 2011 was awarded an OBE for charitable services through Comic Relief.  She now likes to wear a tiara.