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Josie d’Arby was born and raised in South Wales and has worked in television since the age of 14.
As a teenager she attended the Anna Scher Theatre and she is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art . Before retiring from Acting In 2012 Josie enjoyed a long and varied career on stage and screen.
As an RTS award winning broadcaster, Josie has presented for all the major UK networks on programmes related to music, art, entertainment and human interest, broadcasts ranging from Top of the Pops to BBC Radio Four documentaries.
She is a regular presenter of BBC Arts programmes including BBCYoung Musician ( with Clemency Burton Hill) , BBC Choir of the Year ( with Gareth Malone ) , BBC Cardiff Singer of the world ( with Petroc Trelawny ) and of course the BBC Proms.
Josie is also an artist and painter, she presents and draws on BBC Fours ground breaking interactive art programme ‘ Life Drawing Live’, which also features award winning artists Lachlan Goudie and Daphne Todd.
Outside of work she is a keen cook, gardener, hiker and reader who holds that kindness should be central to everything she does - she is a believer in the path, word and marvel of Christ.