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Lauren Charlotte Harries (formerly James Charles Harries), is a media personality, born in Surrey, England in 1978. Harries first appeared on BBC television at the age of twelve, on Wogan, Terry Wogan's United Kingdom chat show.
Harries has had sex reassignment surgery. On July 8, 2005, a gang of five to seven men attacked Lauren, her father and her brother. One 17 year old boy was later fined and given a supervision order for his role in the incident.
Television and media appearances
As a child, Harries' family encouraged him to appear in the media. His first appearance was on Wogan. The twelve-year-old boy demonstrated what seemed to be a knowledge of antiques which, combined with a striking appearance including bow ties, hair in thick golden curls, formal attire and a precocious manner of speaking which made him memorable to British viewers. He was considered to be somewhat of an antiques expert.
In 2004, after Harries had changed gender, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary Little Lady Fauntleroy made by actor Keith Allen in which he interviewed the Harries family. The documentary was then released on 4 July 2005 as a commercial DVD.
In October 2006, Harries appeared in a "Five" television series Trust Me...I'm A Beauty Therapist, which was filmed on location in a beauty therapists in Swansea, Wales. In August 2007, Harries launched her and her family's website, which charges to view a fly-on-the-wall vlog of herself and her family.
In 2005, she appeared on Big Brother's Big Mouth to discuss the contestants on Big Brother, and in 2007 it was rumored in the national press that she would participate as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother. However, she threatened to pull out unless she was able to bring medical supplies she has needed to use since her gender reassignment surgery, and eventually did not enter the house.
In March 2008 it was reported that Lauren was getting her own television show where she will undertake various unpleasant challenges.
- Transsexual to move to 'safer' LA. BBC News (2005-09-06). Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Anna Hammond (2005-07-13). Sex change ex-child star in brutal attacked. icWales. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
- Gareth Llewellyn (2005-09-19). Youth who attacked transsexual spared jail. icWales. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
- Julia Stuart (2001-04-13). Lauren Harries: The boy in the made-up world. The Independent. Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Joe Joseph (2004-06-29). TV Review. Times Online. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Jill Foster (2004-06-28). Switched On: Antiques Fraud Show. Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Rachel Mainwaring (2006-10-15). Sweet link for sexy Welshies. icWales. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Big Mouth Tonight. channel4.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Shout, Shout. channel4.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Host of mystery stars prepare to enter the Big Brother house tonight. Daily Mail (2007-01-03). Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Lauren is very un-nappy (2007-01-02). Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved on 2008-04-13.
- Beth Hilton (2008-03-06). TV Show news report. Retrieved on 2008-03-06.
- Just call me Lauren - Lauren Harries interviewed by Matt Seaton for The Guardian (April 13, 2001)
- Lauren Harries - interviewed by James Doorne for Bizarre magazine (October 2005)
- Lauren Harries on the Tongs Wiki
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