Biography

Born -11th March 1965, in London
Father - Orthopaedic surgeon (died 1974)
Mother   - Teacher (died 2002)
Married - To Jackie (since 1989)
Daughters - Cecile (born 1995) and Hermione (born 1998)
   
1976 - 1981 - Attended Alleyns School, Dulwich, London
1983 - Attended Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, attained fine art honours degree in 1986

 

TV/Radio/Publications

January 2011

December 2010
November 2010
September 2010
July 2010    

April 2010
- House of the Year
- DIY SOS (BBC1)
- House Gift Series 2 (ITV1)
- Appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV1)
- Mad Hatters Tea Party, Article in OK magazine
- Odd One (ITV1)
- This Morning, Inside Out (ITV1)
- Escape to the Country (BBC Radio 4)
- Hidden Houses of Wales (BBC2)
March 2010 - House of the Year (BBC1 Northern Ireland) – Laurence searched across the six counties to find Northern Ireland House of the Year.
March 2010 - Decorating with Laurence – a stylish yet practical book published by Quadrille on   home decorating featuring 30 breathtaking room examples.
2010 - Popstar to Operastar (ITV1) – Laurence joins the judging panel with Meatloaf, Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon.
2010 - House Gift (ITV1)
2010 - This Morning (ITV1) – resident interior designer
2010 - Hidden Houses of Wales (BBC1 Wales)
2009 - Britain’s Green and Pleasant Land (BBC4)
2009

- Laurence’s Men of Fashion (BBC Radio 4)

Christmas 2009 - Perfect Christmas with LLB magazine published by Celebrity Angels
2008 to present

- The Sunday Spa with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, 9-11am (Classic FM)

Aug 2008 -  Blackpool Tableau – Venus Reborn
July 2008 - Laurence and Jackie’s Northern Exposure (BBC1 Northern Ireland) – a six part series, in which Laurence and Jackie take to the roads of Northern Ireland, visiting a different county each week.

2008 to present

- Reveal columnist
- BBC Homes & Antiques columnist
- House Beautiful columnist and editor
- Laurence’s Modern Home (BBC Radio 4)

Christmas 2008 - Perfect Christmas with LLB magazine published by Celebrity Angels
Nov 7th 2007 -2008

- To The Manor Bowen (Living TV) - Follow the
Llewelyn-Bowens to the country! Is the country ready for Laurence's most Laurence-ish makeover yet?

Aug 2007 - Blackpool Illuminations Laurence re-designs the Blackpool Illuminations!
June 2007

- Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (BBC 2) - Laurence hosts the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for 2nd year running on BBC2

Oct 2006 – March 2007

- Holiday (BBC1) main presenter of Holiday 007 - Laurence travels the world at his most James Bondish
Nov 2006

- Jackie & Laurence publish ‘A Pinch of Posh’, Harper Collins to dignified applause.

June 2006 - Summer Exhibition (BBC 2) main presenter. First-ever televised coverage of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy
April 2006 - (BBC1) Host - Her Majesty the Queen Royal Walkabout, (official birthday celebrations)
Feb 2006 - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ITV1) - Laurence and Jackie collected an amazing £500,000 in the Valentine's Day special, making them the only celebrity couple ever to reach the million pound question. The money was raised for the charity Shooting Star Children's Hospice.
June 2005

- Hidden Talent: Locked Away (BBC2) presenter

March 2005 - Vote for Laurence - subject of BBC's mock documentary
March 2005 - ‘House of the Future’ (BBC Radio 4)
December 2004 - It Wouldn't be Christmas Without... (Co-presented with wife, Jackie) for Living TV
2003

- Changing Rooms (BBC1) Presenter

2002 - 2007 - Chelsea Flower Show Presenter for BBC coverage
October 2003 - Dream On’ (BBC Radio 4)
September 2003

- 'Test the Nation' (ITV1), Celebrity guest winner

January 2002 - Taste (BBC2) Presenter
1999 - 2003 - Columnist for the Saturday and Sunday Express
2002

- Appearance on 'The Royle Family' (BBC1)

2002 - Carried the Commonwealth Games torch during the Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Greenwich, London leg of the journey
2002 - Cameo role in the 'The League of Gentlemen' (BBC2)
2001

- Cameo role in 'Little Britain' series one (BBC2)

1999 - 2002 - Home Front (BBC2) Co-presented (with garden designer Diarmuid Gavin)
1999 – 2001

- Fantasy Rooms (BBC2) Presenter

'Fantasy Rooms' explored the psyche of a chosen individual whose obsession it was to live in a room that celebrated their particular dream and fantasy.  From an Egyptian burial chamber dining room to a chocolate bedroom, the series delved deep beneath the traditional ideals of style, to expose the psychology of interior design at its most extreme and unrestrained. This popular series attracted an average of 4.5 million viewers.

Currently designs Collections for:

  • Arthur Price (Cutlery & Mugs)
  • Influence Collection for Matalan
  • Glassware (Dartington & Caithness)
  • Rectella (Bedlinen)
  • Brinton’s (Carpets)
  • Graham & Brown (Wallcoverings & Paint)
  •  Table Linen (Charles Gallen)
  • Garden Collection (Agriframes)

 

Past Collections for:

  • RAK Ceramics (bathroomware)
  • Garden Furniture (Transcontinental)
  • Christmas Decorations (Transcontinental)
  • DeMontfort Fine Art (Limited edition fine art prints
  • Simplicity (patterns for soft furnishings)
  • David Wilson Homes (interiors for show homes and architectural design consultant)
  • Collection for Past Times
Sept 1996 - Appeared in the very first episode of Changing Rooms broadcast on BBC2 (transferred to BBC1 in 1997)

 

Books

- Decorating with Laurence March 2010-01-14             
- Decorative Stencilling (Merehurst Fairfax, co-written with Katrina Hall); Fantasy Rooms (Boxtree Macmillan), to accompany the series; Display in October 2002; Homefront Inside and Out, written with Diarmuid to accompany the series, Design Rules in 2003(BBC), A Pinch of Posh in 2006 (Harper Collins), written with his wife Jackie and next to be published in 2010, Decorating with Laurence (Quadrille).

 

LB&A Interior Design Associates - Est 2003

Has designed Collections for: Arthur Price (cutlery), Brinton's (carpets), Graham & Brown (wallcoverings & paint), RAK Ceramics (bathroomware), DeMontfort Fine Art (limited edition fine art prints), Simplicity (patterns for soft furnishings), David Wilson Homes (interiors for show homes and architectural design consultant), Past Times, Decorative Garden objects for Agriframes, Christmas Decorations for Transcontinental, Garden Furniture with Transcontinental, LLB Influence Collections with Matalan, Bedlinen with Rectella, Glassware with Dartington & Caithness, China with Royal Worcester, Table Linen with Charles Gallen with many more to come in the future.

 

Projects

 

The Daffodil Restaurant, Inc Bar, Greenwich; Greenwich Park Bar & Grill, Powder Monkey, plus residential clients
March 2005 Bulbmania installation, Designer of the centrepiece of The Eden Project (Cornwall)
January 2005

'Rococo Rules OK' The Wallace Collection

January 2005 'Blokoko - the Return of the Dandy Highwayman', Victoria & Albert Museum
2004

'The Pull of Palladianism', The Vyne, National Trust

2004

'Building Idol', Festival Hall, National Trust

2003

'Classicism, The Posh (and Becks) of Style', Greenwich Society

March 2003

'Design Democracy', Royal Festival Hall, for the National Trust

January 2003

Designed costumes for Peter Pan, Royal Festival Hall, London starring Richard Wilson

April 2002

'From Satin to Vinyl: High Design in 20th Century British Interiors', Courtauld Institute of Art

1989 LLB design consultancy

Projects: Refurbishment of the Richmond and Criterion Theatres; hotel interiors in Thailand; The Opera Terrace, Covent Garden (1994), Sous Sol at the Oriel Cafe, Sloane Square (1994), Floyd's Inn for TV chef Keith Floyd (1993); Christies (1992)

2001 consultant, for the gold medal winning 'Help the Aged' garden, Chelsea Flower Show
1999

'Sacred Spaces', Victoria & Albert Museum

1988

Head of Marketing at Peter Leonard Associates

Projects: Virgin Megastore, Paris
Designer for the Harefield Group of Companies (a specialist manufacturer of industrial flooring and doors) Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Lord's Cricket Ground and most tube carriages.

Laurence’s media work

2014

BBC Radio 4 - With the Greatest Pleasure

BBC1 - Room 101 with Frank Skinner

2013

ITV1 - 24 hours to save my wedding pilot

BBC Radio 4 - Selling British Luxury

Littlewoods Live

The Apartment II - Star Networks & International Distribution

ITV1 - Stepping Out

ITV1 - The Titchmarsh Show

BBC1 - I Love My Country

BBC2 - The Great Antiques Hunt

BBC Radio 2 - The Dame Edna Everage Show

2012

This Morning Diamond Jubilee

The Apartment - Star Networks & International Distribution

Blackpool Illuminations Creative Curator

BBC Radio 4 - The story of the Blackpool Illuminations

Littlewoods Live - Christmas Special

Classic FM

Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Interiors UK

Alan Titchmarsh Show

This Morning - Laurence's V's Surburbia ITV1

LLB Littlewoods Collections

Ideal Home Shows

2011

January - House of the Year

January - DIY SOS (BBC1)

August - Loose Women

August - Blackpool Iliuminations

September - Rhod Gilbert panel show

September - Good Housekeeping magazine

October - LLB / Deva Design wrapping paper collection launched

October - The One Show

October - The Chase Game Show

November - History of Toys BBC2

November - The Wright Stuff Channel 5

Classic FM - Sunday Radio Show

Auction Party - ITV1

Hidden Houses of Wales - BBC Wales

Hidden Paintings - BBC West & BBC4

This Morning - Laurence of Interiors ITV1

 

 

 

December 2010

House Gift Series 2 (ITV1)

 


November 2010

Appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV1)
 

 

September 2010

Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Article in OK Magazine

 


July 2010

Odd One (ITV1)

This Morning, Inside Out (ITV1)

 


April 2010

Escape to the Country (BBC Radio 4)

 

March 2010

House of the Year (BBC1 Northern Ireland)

 

March 2010

Decorating with Laurence – a stylish yet practical book published by Quadrille on home decorating featuring 30 breathtaking room examples.

 

2010

Popstar to Operastar (ITV1) - Laurence joins the judging panel with Meatloaf, Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon.