About Noam

Though born in the UK, Noam Friedlander has dual nationality and is able to work in the United States and UK.

In 1995, Noam worked as an intern at the LA-based newspaper ‘The LA Village View’ before returning to the US a year later to work as an intern at CNN in Atlanta during the Olympics. During this period, Noam worked on the sports desk of the channel working closely with the producer and production team in the edit suites and working across the live show.

From 1997, Noam worked for Zone Ltd, working on merchandising, books and publications for both Manchester United and the Spice Girls. Also during this period, Noam started freelancing for Four Four Two magazine and the now defunct Match Of The Day Magazine.

On leaving Zone, Noam became a freelance journalist working mainly for the Express Newspaper from 1997-1998 as the chief feature writer for the International edition of the paper. It was during this period that Noam also spent her free time writing various books including ‘The Mammoth Book Of Sports’.

Then, in 1998, Noam worked in the sports desk of the Guardian for eight months as well as working for the Sunday Times, writing their sports round up column, working for the ‘Doors’ section of the paper and sub editing on the sports desk at the weekend for the next three years.

Noam then worked for Haymarket Publications in 1999 in their customer magazine department as a deputy editor on Freedom magazine for Chrysler clients as well as contributing to five Haymarket travel, health and Internet titles. On leaving Haymarket, Noam returned to News International working on the sports desk of the Times newspaper as well as writing religious pieces and columns for the main paper.

In 2000, Noam joined Time Out London in the TV department. During this period she commissioned, wrote and edited reviews for the TV section as well as writing various features for the front of the magazine. Between 2000-2006, Noam interviewed in excess of 150 celebrities including Hugh Grant, Kim Cattrall, Jerry Bruckheimer, Cybill Shepherd, Luke Perry, Eliza Dushku, Greg Rusedski, Sol Campbell, Sarah Parish, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Nigel Harmon and Leslie Grantham (together), Hugh Dancy, Keeley Hawes, Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry-Jones, Sam West, Rob Lowe and Aaron Sorkin.

On leaving Time Out in May 2006, Noam started working for Hewland as a script writer on the Sky One show Dream Team. As part of the writing team for six months, Noam worked across five episodes of the final series of the long-running show.

During this period, Noam also freelanced as a TV writer on TV and Satellite Week, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun and The Mirror as well as writing the 2005 book What Is Opus Dei, which has been translated into several languages and published worldwide.

In 2008, Noam Friedlander was shot in the back by a sniper while walking down the street in Los Angeles and wrote about it for The Guardian. While in LA, Friedlander has been writing extensively for Stella, the Sunday supplement of The Sunday Telegraphinterviewing celebrities such as Diane KrugerRose ByrneChelsea HandlerKelly ReillyAmanda Seyfried and Drew Barrymore. In 2015, she interviewed Salma Hayek for the cover of the deluxe edition of ES magazine (part of the Evening Standard).

In November 2012, Friedlander’s best-selling biography of Katy Perry was published in both Europe and the United States.

In 2015, Noam was a finalist in The Beverly Hills Film Festival Competition for her script “The Red”, which was previously a play performed at the Piven Theater Workshop in Chicago in 2014 under the direction of Joyce Piven.  In August 2015, the script for “The Red” received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at WilliFest’s Screenplay Competition. (WilliFest is also known as Brooklyn‘s Williamsburg International Film Festival).  In October 2015, her script ‘The Red’ was the winner of the Screenplay Competition at the San Pedro International Film Festival.

Due to her prolific writing career, Friedlander is also a member of the Authors Guild, America’s leading advocate for writers’ interests In 2011, Friedlander set up a film production company to champion independent films. She has taken part in a number of ‘story telling’ shows while living in Los Angeles including Anna David‘s show True Tales of Lust and Love and the famed Write Club event at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.

Noam supports Queens Park Rangers, the finest team the world has ever seen.