Kellie Bright

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Kellie Bright
Born (1976-07-01) 1 July 1976 (age 38)
Essex, England
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Paul Stocker (2014-)
Children 1 son

Kellie Bright (born 1 July 1976) is an English actress who is perhaps best known for her roles as Linda Carter in the British soap opera EastEnders and as Joanna Burrows in TV series The Upper Hand.

Early Years[edit]

Bright began acting at a very young age and is known for performances as a child actress on British television in the late 1980s and the 1990s, including T-Bag and Maid Marian and her Merry Men. In 1990, Bright was cast as Joanna Burrows in TV series The Upper Hand alongside Joe McGann, Diana Weston and Honor Blackman. The series ran for six years.

Later career[edit]

Bright has also had main roles in Bad Girls[1] and BBC radio programme The Archers.[2] She has also guest starred in Da Ali G Show and made an appearance in the film Ali G Indahouse. Bright has made several guest appearances on British television programs, her credits include Holby City, Casualty, The Catherine Tate Show and Vera.[3]

Bright also starred as Joan Trotter in the Only Fools and Horses prequel, Rock and Chips, from 2010 until 2011.[4]


In October 2013, Bright was cast in perhaps her best known role to date as Linda Carter in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.[5] Linda made her first on screen appearance on 19 December 2013, but officially arrived on Albert Square with her husband, Mick (played by Danny Dyer) and her children on 26 December 2013. Since her arrival, Linda has been a part of some of the show's biggest storylines such as her son Johnny revealing he is gay. Linda is the landlady of The Queen Victoria pub.

Personal life[edit]

Bright married her long-term partner, Paul Stocker, in Trelill, Cornwall on 5 July 2014; the couple have a son.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 T-Bag and the Revenge of the T-Set Sally Simpkins/Anastasia
1989 The Bill Mr. Carmody's daughter Uncredited
1989 Maid Marian and Her Merry Men Little girl
1989 T-Bag's Christmas Carol Sally Simpkins TV Movie
1990 T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom Sally Simpkins TV Movie
1990 Brushstrokes Child
1990-1996 The Upper Hand Joanna Burrows TV Series
1992 Beauty and the Beast Beauty
1996 Scenes Clare One episode: Alison
1997 Blackrock Leesha
1998 The Bill Lianne Clark 1 episode
2000 Nature Boy Katy 1 episode
2000 Cor, Blimey! Viola TV Movie
2000 The Thing About Vince Sally
2001 Outriders Julia's Mother 2 episodes
2002 Ali G Indahouse Julie
2002 Bad Girls Cassie Tyler 12 episodes
2002 The House That Jack Built Lisa Squire 6 episodes
2002 Silent Witness DC Mona Westlake
2003 How (not) to Make A Short Film Stefania Short film
2005 Imagine Me and You Terri
2005 Kinky Boots Jeannie
2005 Jericho WPC Penny Collins
2005 The Alice Lynette 1 episode
2006 Vital Signs Yvonne 1 episode
2006 Two Women Woman 1 episode
2007 The Catherine Tate Show Kellie Christmas Special
2008 New Tricks Sarah Madeley 1 episode
2008 Horne and Corden 5 episodes
2009 Hotel Babylon Meredith Sutton 1 episode
2009 Holby City Joy Miller 2 episodes
2009 The Catherine Tate Show Kelly Nan's Christmas Carol
2010 Come Rain Come Shine Joanne Mitchell TV Movie
2010-2011 Rock and Chips Joan Trotter Main Cast
2012 One Night Dawn 2 episodes
2013 Great Night Out Shona 1 episode
2013 Casualty Tina Caffola 1 episode
2013–present EastEnders Linda Carter Main role
2014 Vera Vanessa Barnes 1 episode


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