Manage episode 343828334 series 3323170
Hi everyone, and welcome to episode 2 of this new season of Tales From A Very Minor Celebrity, a delve into my celebrity archive and a look back at some of my very favourite interviews from my career in radio and TV…. I hope you will like them as much as I did recording them.
Now this week it’s the turn of Ruby Wax, the American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner. A classically-trained actress, she was with the Royal Shakespeare Company for five years and co-starred on the ITV sitcom Girls On Top between (1985–1986).
She came to prominence as a comic interviewer on television shows including The Full Wax (1991–1994), Ruby Wax Meets... (1994–1998), Ruby (1997–2000), and The Ruby Wax Show (2002). She was a script editor for the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012), also appearing in two episodes.
She holds both American and British citizenship and has resided in the UK since the 1970s. In 2013, she gained a Masters Degree in mindfullness-based cognitive therapy from Kellogg College, Oxford and was awarded an (OBE) 2015 for services to mental health.
Her memoirs How Do You Want Me? and Sane New World both reached number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list.
We chatted in early 2000 when she was hired to promote Duty Free shopping in airports…but that was just a small part of this very enjoyable chat that we had which stated by her telling me about a very amusing journey she had with Zsa Zsa Gabor, one of her guests on her series Ruby Wax Meets