Lisa Maxwell (Lisa J. Maxwell)

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Elephant and Castle, London, England, UK
Born in November 1963 to working-class parents, Lisa Maxwell was raised on an East London housing estate, and as a child was encouraged by her mother to pursue her obvious talent for entertaining, enrolling at the local drama school for weekend classes. Her first big break came in the early 1980s when she fought off 3000 contenders to become co-presenter of No Limits (1985), a pioneering youth programme which featured in the BBC's early evening schedule. Read more...