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During a 30-year career with the BBC, Noel Edmonds presented some of the Corporation's highest rating entertainment shows. For an unprecedented 17 years, his television entertainment programmes dominated the BBC's schedules on Saturday nights. He is currently presenting the phenomenally successful Deal or No Deal.
Adrian Edmondson is well-known for his roles in The Young Ones, and Bottom, which he wrote with his long-term comedy partner, the late Rik Mayall. He recently starred in the BBC's adaptation of War and Peace and won Celebrity Masterchef in 2013. His first adult novel, The Gobbler, was published in 1996. He has three daughters with his wife - actress, screenwriter and comedian Jennifer Saunders - and lives in London
Robert Edric was born in 1956. His novels include Winter Garden (James Tait Black Prize winner 1986), A New Ice Age (runner-up for the Guardian Fiction Prize 1986), The Book of the Heathen (winner of the WH Smith LIterary Award 2000), Peacetime (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002), Gathering the Water (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2006) and In Zodiac Light (shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Prize 2010). His most recent novel is Sanctuary. He lives in Yorkshire.
Dan Edwardes is a co-founder and managing director of Parkour Generations. Since completing his postgraduate studies at Cambridge University, he has spent years training in parkour with the movement's French pioneers. Dan has written literature on the subject published worldwide, including the parkour entry for The Extreme Sports Encyclopaedia. Parkour Generations is a leading association of parkour practitioners including Forrest, Stephane Vigroux and Sebastien Goudot as well as the world-famous Yamakasi. Its members have appeared in films by Luc Besson and documentaries broadcast internationally. Parkour Generations teaches school workshops, has academies and is currently developing a global certification program for practitioners everywhere (www.parkourgenerations.com).
J B Edwards is a writer and former bookseller who has lived in London for the last 12 years. Originally from rural Cambridgeshire, he moved to London as soon as possible, eager to sample the culture, cuisine and world-class surly jostling that only the capital can offer.
Jamal Edwards is the CEO of SB.TV and Just Jam Records. He's launched major talents such as Ed Sheeran and Maxsta, and is still hungry to discover new talent. He works 24/7 and has probably just about proved wrong the careers advisor who said he wouldn't be a success.
Vivian Georgina Edwards, or Georgie as she became known, was born in 1927 and grew up in Acton. She trained to be a nurse at University College Hospital, before studying to become a doctor at St Bartholomew's. She also worked at and Whipp's Cross Hospital, spent time in general practice in Hackney, and later built a career in Public Health. Today, at 85 years old, Georgie lives in Lewes, East Sussex.
Dean Edwards was born and bred in Bristol, where he still lives with his wife and their daughter, Indie. His love of food was inspired by his father, who cooked beautifully but was a tradesman by profession. Although he became a digger driver himself, Dean always cooked for the love of it and in 2005 was persuaded by his friends and family to enter Masterchef. He went all the way to the final but was pipped at the post – prompting thousands of viewers to flood the BBC's switchboard with complaints that he should have won. Following a stint at the Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge, Dean worked on various television programmes, including Take on the Takeaway, This Morning and Saturday Cookbook. He is currently the resident chef on ITV's Lorraine.
Paul Edwards is a writer and researcher of hip hop. He is regarded as a leading expert on hip hop and rap, and has been referred to as 'the Aristotle of Hip-Hop poetics' by internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet Dana Gioia.
Gavin Edwards is the New York Times-bestselling author of eight books, most recently the memoir VJ (written with the original MTV VJs) and the biography Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind. His collection of misheard song lyrics, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy, along with its sequels and spinoffs, has sold half a million copies. He is a former resident of New York City and London, a current resident of Los Angeles, and the father of two children. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Wired
Aaron Edwards is a senior lecturer in defence and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, specialising in terrorism and counter-insurgency. He is the author and editor of several books, including Defending the Realm: The Politics of Britain’s Small Wars Since 1945, and has lectured all over the world on aspects of national and international security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Rosy Edwards was born in Greenwich in a decade when A-Ha were still scoring Number Ones. Upon graduating from Durham University, Rosy found her way back to London, to a flat-share with friends and a job as a Junior Executive in a media PR firm. With a relationship coming to an end, Rosie threw herself into London life – she even went to the roller disco at Vauxhall – and got back into running, Pilates and vintage Kate Bush. In 2013 she joined Tinder.
Ben Willbond is an actor and comedian whose TV credits include playing Adam Kenyon in BBC2's The Thick of It and appearing with Laura Solon and Marek Larwood in the ITV2 sketch show Laura, Ben and Him. Among his radio credits are Double Science, From Fact To Fiction, Recorded for Training Purposes,The Maltby Collection, Another Case of Milton Jones, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, Deep Trouble and Fry’s English Delight. Justin Edwards is a comedian and actor who came to fame as one of the Perrier Award-winning sketch trio The Consultants. He created the character of Jeremy Lion, a drunken children's entertainer, and has appeared in numerous TV shows including The Thick of It, Respectable and the new version of Are You Being Served? On radio, he and Ben Willbond co-wrote and co-starred in the hit sitcom Double Science. Among Justin Edwards' other radio credits are The News Quiz and In and Out of the Kitchen.
Douglas Edwards was director of consumer marketing and brand management at Google from 1999 to 2005 and was responsible for setting the tone and direction of the company's communications with its users.
John Edwards is Modern Languages Faculty Research Fellow in Spanish at the University of Oxford. His books include The Spanish Inquisition, Ferdinand and Isabella and Mary I: England's Catholic Queen. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Correspondiente de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid).
Eve Edwards has a doctorate from Oxford University and thinks researching a large part of the fun for writing historical fiction. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds and tastes right for this book. And, yes, she can testify that it is possible to eat neatly without the modern invention of the fork. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children. www.eve-edwards.com
Jon Edwards was born in Peru in 1992. In 2009 Jon and his mother, Luisa, were filmed for a documentary as Jon started his transition from female to male. Jon is now 20, lives full time as male and will take hormone treatment for the rest of his life. Luisa Edwards is a civil servant and promotes equality and diversity issues, working for greater awareness of what being young and transgender is like.
Naia Edwards worked as an editor in publishing for many years and is now a freelance writer. Her books include a series of non-fiction children's books for Dorling Kindersley. She lives in Surrey and has four boys aged from 13 years down to 7 months.
Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her latest novel is The Lake of Dreams (Viking 2011).
As well as being a painter and decorator, Gary Edwards is the resident cartoonist for the Open University newspaper and magazine. He is a former columnist for Leeds Leeds Leeds, the club's official magazine.
Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestselling Hotel Babylon and Air Babylon as well as author of The Stork Club and The Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includes My Canapé Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Her new book, Beach Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their baby daughter. Anonymous is a collection of high-profile insiders from the fashion industry.
Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestselling Babylon books as well as author of The Stork Club and The Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includes My Canapé Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Her new book, Wedding Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their daughter. Anonymous is a collection of high-profile insiders from the fashion industry.
Åke Edwardson was born in 1953. He has worked as a journalist and as a press officer for the UN, and has written books on journalism and creative writing. Now a best-selling author of detective fiction, he is also a professor at Gothenburg University. He has on three occasions been awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Award for best crime novel.
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