Elle Osili- Wood
Television presenter and broadcaster
Elle Osili-Wood is an award-winning television presenter, best known for her work in entertainment. Seen on screen for Netflix, the BBC, Channel 4 and more, Elle’s entertainment career has seen her named a BAFTA Breakthrough for her work at the BBC, and nominated for an ARIA as a presenter of Radio 4’s Front Row. In addition, her extensive career in video games, presenting for brands like PlayStation and Xbox, as well as hosting the BAFTA Games Awards, has seen her described as “one of the most influential women in games” by Google.
Award-winning entertainment hosting
Described by BAFTA as “an industry go-to” for entertainment coverage, Elle is known for her incisive work as an interviewer – whether she’s hanging out backstage with Ralph Fiennes, unearthing scrapped scenes with the directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once, or persuading Elisabeth Moss to spill secrets about The Handmaid’s Tale. She’s a regular host of BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts show, Front Row, as well as a red carpet reporter for Netflix, BAFTA, and Channel 4, and was chosen as part of the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Coronation, hosting the series The Coronation Collection on BBC Radio 2. An avid film buff, Elle’s work also includes showcasing emerging filmmakers on BBC Four, hosting the GGM Film Festival Awards, appearing as film critic for the BBC, and sitting on the advisory board and jury of the ESI Film Festival.
In addition, Elle has been described as “one of the most recognisable faces in games” – her extensive video games career includes presenting for brands like PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft, and Pokémon, creating games documentaries and podcasts for the BBC, where she currently presents Sound of Gaming on BBC Radio 3, and twice hosting the prestigious BAFTA Games Awards. As the founder and CEO of Playwell Ventures, Elle’s leading expertise in video games, and video game audiences, has seen her invited to speak to the UK Parliament and Oxford University, as well as provide consultancy on the video games industry for some of the world’s most valuable brands, including Adidas, McDonald’s, and the BBC.
Whatever the topic, Elle is an expert in writing and presenting cultural content for mainstream audiences. From chairing pre-show panels for The Booker Prize to covering new albums for Radio 4, or hosting live opera broadcasts in thousands of cinemas around the world as the presenter for the Royal Opera House, Elle is an engaging, entertaining guide to culture and entertainment.
Elle is also known for inspiring, thoughtful lifestyle content. Whether introducing online audiences to yoga and meditation, surfing round Cornwall for Amazon, or testing fitness trackers for Garmin, Elle is an inclusive, positive voice on physical and mental wellbeing. In addition, she’s a popular face for upbeat branded content, like touring her favourite London spots with Ted Baker, showing off the ultimate beach life with Tourism Australia, or presenting fun football content for Adidas, interviewing players like Serge Gnabry, Lindsey Horan, and Son Heung-min
With more than a decade on screen, Elle is a capable, confident presenter and producer, as well as a fully trained journalist, and is able to work both with and without autocue to host live and pre-recorded television, radio, and online content.
LIVE EVENT HOST
An enthusiastic, energetic event host, Elle has worked on a huge range of events around the world, and and is known for her ability to engage audiences – whether hosting award shows, MCing conventions, or presenting live from the red carpet.
As a versatile, trained voice over artist, Elle can bring any script to life – either in studio, or from her professional, broadcast standard home booth. As an actor, she can be heard in a range of games, including Yes, Your Grace, Paradise Killer, Second Star, Pandora, PVKII, and Mythwrecked.
ARTS & VIDEO GAME CONSULTANT
With over a decade of experience in arts and video games, Elle regularly provides consultancy, both for brands looking to enter the space, and studios looking to extend their reach. In addition, she is a regular speaker at conferences, covering a wide range of topics.