Clarissa Dickson Wright

English celebrity chef, television personality, businesswoman and formerly a barrister

Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright[1] (24 June 1947 – 15 March 2014) was an English celebrity chef, television personality, businesswoman and barrister. She was best known as one half, along with the late Jennifer Paterson, of BBC Two's Two Fat Ladies (1996–99). She was born in St John's Wood, London. She was a Roman Catholic.[2]

Clarissa Dickson Wright
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Dickson Wright in 2011, at a fundraising dinner for the Countryside Alliance
Born(1947-06-24)24 June 1947
Died15 March 2014(2014-03-15) (aged 66)
Edinburgh, Scotland
OccupationTV personality, celebrity chef,
businesswoman, author, barrister
Years active1996 – 2014
TelevisionTwo Fat Ladies (1996–99)
Clarissa and the Countryman (2000–03)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (2012)

Dickson Wright died on 15 March 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland, having been in hospital for several weeks. She was 66 years old.[3] She was outlived by her two sisters.[2]


  1. Grant, Olly (8 March 2011). "Clarissa Dickson Wright: saving the bacon of Britain's rare pigs". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jaine, Tom; Contini, Mary (18 March 2014). "Clarissa Dickson Wright obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. Bradley, Jane (17 March 2014). "TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright dies aged 66". The Scotsman. Retrieved 17 March 2014.

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