VALERIE HAS JUST TAKEN PART IN A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS FOR A DVD ENTITLED " CULT CONVERSATIONS " THIS WAS FOR FANTOM FILMS.WHO WILL RELEASE THE DVD LATER THIS YEAR.
THE LONDON PALLADIUM
ON SUNDAY MARCH 17TH 2013, VALERIE MADE AN APPEARANCE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM, IN A CHARITY GALA MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF 42ND STREET.
Valeries adventures in Spain
She was invited to give her illustrated talk on her life and career when the next day fire raged through the area where she was staying and she was evacuated, the area was devastated but luckily Valerie escaped unscathed
See article below.
News travels fast!
Hammer Horror star Valerie Leon faced real-life terror when fire raged through a village in Southern Spain.
Valerie is on a lecture tour in Almeria, where it hasn't rained for four months. The blaze started in the hills near the resort of Mojacar.
Residents were ordered to evacuate, but Valerie realised a neighbour's dog - a 200lb arthritic St Bernard called Chanda was trapped.
"I managed to get Chanda out and pushed and shoved until she was in the back of my little car before escaping at the 11th hour" says Valerie.
Thankfully the fire has subsided but the area is devasted.
Daily Mail, Tuesday August 28, 2012
Valerie and Chanda
If you would like to read the article written after her talk in Spain! PLEASE CLICK HERE
CRUISE NEWS AND PICTURES:
IN2012 VALERIE RETURNED FROM CRUISING AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE BLACK
SHE WAS WORKING WITH THE PASSENGERS ON THE PERFORMING ARTS. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICTURES FROM HER TRAVELS!
Valerie on Machu Picchu in Peru.
VALERIE WAS INTERVIEWED FOR 2 TELEVISION SHOWS.
POP GOES THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION FOR CHANNEL 4 AND THE BEST OF CARRY ON
FOR CHANNEL 5.
Valerie made a short film for Age UK. Please click on the link below to view.
WATCH OUT STRICTLY COME DANCING !
This was made in conjunction with a new website called "See The Difference" where you are able to give charitable donations to worthwhile causes.
You can connect to their version of the film on
Valerie at The Curtain Call Awards, Southampton 2010.
The Curtain Call Awards are the brain child of The Editor of The Southampton Daily Echo Ian Murray. Throughout the year a team of Reviewers go out and review all amateur theatre productions which appear in The Echo. At the end of the year they get together and decide who to nominate in different categories ( 37 ) in total. It culminates in A Black Tie event and is known as The Amateur Oscars and I was privileged to be asked to present the awards. What an unusual and unique way to encourage theatre and to also sell extra newspaper copies!
Valerie has been to Cape Town in South Africa, where she was filming a commercial for Right Guard which will be shown in Germany, Russia, The Ukraine and possibly the UK.
I have made a few guest appearances at film conventions in the UK and abroad and have finally got an illustrated talk about my career off the ground. It was premiered in Spain in Almeria (where so many of the Spaghetti Westerns were made!) . British venues so far include Gravetye Manor in West Sussex,The Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans, Hertfordshire and The Jermyn Street Theatre , London. I am presently in negotiations with cruiseships and other festivals. Talking about my career has given me as much pleasure as it appears to have given members of the audience. I am touched to see fans arriving from all over the country to support me and really enjoyed meeting them after the shows. This new departure in my career also gives me a great opportunity to visit new places, so if any of you readers have an idea for an interesting venue I may consider it!
last of the summer wine
When Valerie appeared in an episode of "Last Of The Summer Wine" which was shown on BBC Television she was padded out for her role and also wore glasses, no make up and had her hair tied back. Quite a change from the glamour roles she is known for!! It was great fun and she would like to do more parts that do not rely on her known image.
Valerie has also made a brief appearance in a pop video, for Flying Sparks Records. The title of the song is "what If I'm Right" and was performed by a new young singer called Sandi Thom.
The film "A Neutral Corner " which Valerie appeared in with Jody Latham from Shameless was selected to screen in the best of The Shorts section of The Leeds International Film Festival. It was also shown at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and various other film festivals in the UK and around the world.
She has appeared in 3 Shows for Sky Television -
On The Overseas Property Channel, she appeared in "Destination Lunch" talking about food and Spain. She also appeared in a programme called "Snap" talking about property both in the UK and abroad. A new channel on Sky was launched called Wedding TV, and had Valerie appearing in a programme called "Celebrity Brides Unveiled"
Valerie Leon and Britt Ekland at Pinewood Studios where there was a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Producer and Director Bob Baker April 18th 2010
Valerie and Charles Dance at the premiere party of "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007." ( 2012 )
Valerie, winner of the Best Costume Prize at the War and Peace Ball held annually at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
Valerie and Des O'Connor at the annual Childrens Charity party in Battersea Park 2008.
Valerie with Liz Frazer, Michael and Shikira Caine at the annual Childrens Charity party in Battersea Park 2008.
Valerie and Jacki Piper with the late Peter Rogers, Producer of all
the CarryOn Films.
Taken at a celebratory lunch for the television show "Dads Army"
Valerie with one of the writers Jimmy Perry
Valerie and Dev Patel (Slum Dog Millionaire - 7 BAFTA Awards) Taken at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.
Valerie with the writer Robert Ross.