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Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

(1951-), Life peer; academic; arts and heritage consultant; actress

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With a background in dramatic arts Young graduated from Middlesex Polytechnic with a BA in Contemporary Cultural Studies (1988). Beginning her career as a professional actress (from 1976-1984), she appeared in the popular children's sit-com Metal Mickey which ran from 1980-1983. Young later gave up her acting career to become an arts administrator. In 1985 she became co-director of training and development manager at the Haringey Arts Council, a post held until 1989. She is Emeritus professor at the Middlesex University and the author of Fear of the Dark: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Cinema. In 2017 she chaired the judging panel for the Booker Prize. Young was awarded an OBE in 2001.

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Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, by Donald MacLellan - NPG x88736

Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

by Donald MacLellan
toned bromide print, 26 November 1996
NPG x88736

Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, by Robert Taylor - NPG x134453

Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

by Robert Taylor
bromide print, August 2010
NPG x134453


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