Lauren Charlotte Harries

United Kingdom


Lauren Charlotte Harries, born in 1978, is a British media personality. In childhood Harries was known as James, a purported "child prodigy" in the field of antiques, appearing on numerous television shows including Wogan. In later life, as Lauren Harries, she has become more notable as an aspiring transgender celebrity.

Harries began making television appearances in August 1988 on Terry Wogan's UK chat show, Wogan. The ten-year-old demonstrated what seemed to be a knowledge of antiques which, combined with an odd appearance including bow ties, curly golden hair, formal attire and a precocious manner of speaking, made Harries memorable to British viewers.

At age 13, Harries wrote an antique guide, Rags To Riches.
In 2004, after Harries had undergone gender reassignment, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary, “Little Lady Fauntleroy” made by actor Keith Allen in which he interviewed the Harries family. The documentary was released on DVD on 4 July 2005.

On 8 July 2005, a gang of five to seven men attacked Harries, her father, and her brother in the family home. One 17-year-old boy was later fined and given a supervision order for his role in the incident.

In October 2006, Harries appeared in the Channel 5 television series “Trust Me – I'm a Beauty Therapist,” which was filmed in Swansea, Wales.

In November 2008 Harries was featured as a cover girl in the specialist lifestyle magazine Transliving.

In August 2013, Harries became a housemate on the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother. Harries finished in third place.

In September 2013, she appeared on “Celebrity Juice.”

Her debut single "I Am a Woman" was released in January 2015.

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