|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1947|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2014|
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Television Personality, Chef. Along with Jennifer Paterson, she was one half of the 'Two Fat Ladies' duo. Dickson Wright, whose mother was an Australian heiress and her father a surgeon, grew up in a nine-bedroom house in north London. Initially trained as a lawyer, becoming the country's youngest barrister at 21, she inherited her mother's fortune upon her death, but crippling depression brought on by the loss of both parents led to alcoholism which brought her legal career to an abrupt end. By 1983, she was homeless and had to live with friends and eventually found work as a cook in private clubs and in private homes. She went on to run a bookstore, Books for Cooks, in London's Notting Hill, then moved to Edinburgh where she ran the Cooks Book Shop. Shortly thereafter, a mutual friend introduced her to Paterson, and after a successful pilot show for the BBC in 1994, 'Two Fat Ladies' was broadcast around the world. After Paterson died of cancer in 1999, Dickson Wright went on to appear in 'Clarissa and the Countryman' from 2000 to 2003, had a recurring role in the sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous' during 2003 and took part in the 2005 reality television show 'Art School' on the BBC. Her autobiography, Spilling The Beans, was published in September 2007 and the following year, she presented a one-off documentary for BBC, 'Clarissa and the King's Cookbook', where she made recipes from a cookbook dating to the reign of Richard II. Dickson Wright, who campaigned for the Countryside Alliance and was the first female Rector of the University of Aberdeen, died after a lenghty illness. (bio by: Louis M.)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Mar 18, 2014
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