Kellie Bright Wiki – Kellie Bright Biography
Kellie Bright born Kellie Denise Bright is an English actress. Her roles include Linda Carter in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and won the 2015 British Soap Award for Best Actress and Best Dramatic Performance, Julie in Ali G Indahouse, Joanna Burrows in The Upper Hand (1990–1996), Cassie Tyler in Bad Girls (2002) and Joan Trotter, the mother of Del Boy in Rock & Chips (2010–2011). In 2015, she was the runner-up in the 13th series of the BBC One shows Strictly Come Dancing.
Since 11, she has been acting, appearing on stage in shows such as Annie and Les Misérables, before landing a place at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. As a child actress, she appeared in several different series on British television in the late 1980s and the 1990s, including T-Bag and Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. In 1990, at the age of 13, she was cast as Joanna Burrows in the TV series The Upper Hand alongside William Puttock, Joe McGann, Diana Weston, and Honor Blackman which ran for six years. After The Upper Hand had finished, Bright has said that she struggled to make ends meet. She says, “I didn’t have any acting work, so I got a job waiting on tables to pay the mortgage, but it was while The Upper Hand was still on the air. Next thing I know, a customer had called a newspaper saying I was there and some photographers appeared out of the blue snapping away.” She also worked as a receptionist at a nightclub in London. She continued, “I was getting rejected from one job after another and no matter how much I tried not to take it personally, a part of me couldn’t help but think: ‘I was too ugly to get that part’.” She played Kate Madikane in Radio 4’s The Archers and was with the series from 1995 until 2004. She has also had main roles in Bad Girls and the BBC radio program The Archers. She has also guest-starred in Da Ali G Show and made an appearance in the film Ali G Indahouse. She has made several guest appearances on British television programs, her credits include Holby City, Casualty, The Catherine Tate Show, and Vera. She appeared as Joan Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel, Rock and Chips, from 2010 until 2011.
In October 2013, Bright was cast as Linda Carter in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Linda made her first on-screen appearance on 19 December 2013 but officially arrived on Albert Square with her husband, Mick, and her children on 26 December 2013. The Carter family was created by the show’s executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins who planned to completely revamp the show. Since her arrival, her character Linda has been a part of some of the show’s biggest storylines such as struggling to accept that her son Johnny is gay. In October 2014, Linda was involved in a controversial storyline where she was raped by Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo). On filming this particular storyline, Bright stated that “It is a challenging storyline, but it is an important storyline and I feel honored to have been given it”.She was praised for her performance during this storyline. Bright won the 2014 Digital Spy’s Readers Award for Best Female Soap Actress. Along with Dyer, she was nominated for “Best On-screen Partnership” at The British Soap Awards 2014 for the relationship between Mick and Linda. In 2015, she was nominated for the “Serial Drama Performance” award at the National Television Awards, however, the award was won by Dyer. She has been nominated for Best Actress and Best Dramatic Performance at The British Soap Awards 2015; Bright won both. On 12 March 2015, Bright revealed that she had received “personal letters” from rape victims who had been affected by Linda’s story, leaving her feeling “humbled” by the audience’s response.
In 1992, Bright voiced the character of Beauty in the Bevanfield Films production of Beauty and the Beast. She has also voiced several video game characters, including the Hero of Brightwall in the game Fable III in 2010. In 2011, Bright did voicework for Nintendo and Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles as the medic Sharla. Bright took part in the BBC’s Children in Need appeal in 2014 along with Danny Dyer and the rest of the EastEnders cast who performed a Grease medley titled “Grease Enders”. Bright appears as Linda though dressed up as Sandy Olsen. She performed in “You’re the One That I Want” and “We Go Together”. In September 2015, Bright joined the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One. She chose to continue playing Linda Carter on EastEnders while competing on Strictly Come Dancing, working all day at EastEnders and rehearses for Strictly in the evening. Paired with professional dancer Kevin Clifton, she was described by head judge Len Goodman as a “great all-round dancer”. On 19 December the pair reached the final three and topped the leaderboard with a score of 119. Their score including two maximum scores of 40 for their Tango to “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks and their show dance to “The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Their final dance, a Charleston to “Cantina Band” from Star Wars, scored 39, but the public voted Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani as the competition winners.
Kellie Bright Age
She was born on July 1, 1976 in Brentwood, United Kingdom.
Kellie Bright Husband
She is to married her long-term partner, Paul Stocker. They got married at Trelill, Cornwall on 5 July 2014.
Kellie Bright Height
She stands at a height of 1.55 meters tall.
Kellie Bright Children
In December 2011 she gave birth to her first son, Freddie. She gave birth to her second son, Gene Harlyn, on 21 November 2016. Gene was conceived through IVF, and following his birth, the couple froze three embryos. After two failed attempts at conceiving in 2020, she announced in March 2021, that she is pregnant with the couple’s third child.
Kellie Bright Parents
She is the daughter of Denise Bright, and Alan Bright.
Kellie Bright Instagram
Kellie Bright Instagram account is @kelliebrightofficial.