Kellie Shirley

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Kellie Shirley
Born Kellie Shirley
(1983-07-11) July 11, 1983 (age 31)
Croydon, London, England
Years active 2002-Present
Notable work(s) Carly Wicks in EastEnders (2006-2008, 2012)
Website
http://www.kellieshirley.co.uk

Kellie Shirley (born 11 July 1983) is a British actress. She works in Film, Television, Theatre & Radio and has also co presented for BBC 2 and Channel 5. She is known for her role as Carly Wicks in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. She originally appeared first in 2006, leaving EastEnders with co-star Matt Di Angelo in 2008 following the death of character Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) who played her on-screen father. She returned to the soap in September 2012 for a storyline where she was reunited with her on-screen mother Shirley Carter.

Kellie's other credits include playing the female lead opposite John Hannah in 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde' (Working Title), The Office Christmas specials and Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky. She has also worked extensively in theatre at the Royal National Theatre and Royal Court. Shirley trained at The BRIT School for Performing Arts in Selhurst, after which she won a scholarship to the Webber Douglas Academy.[citation needed].

She has also several times on appeared on the Sky Sports programme Soccer AM and Talk Sport describing herself as a "massive Crystal Palace fan".[citation needed] Her last appearance in EastEnders was in 2012 after appearing in over 220 episodes.

In June 2009, Shirley co-hosted the BBC Two show Something for the Weekend with Tim Lovejoy, standing in for Amanda Hamilton who was on maternity leave.[1] She has since appeared on "Sunday Brunch" and magazine show "The Wright Stuff" and featured in the Pencil Full of Lead video by Scottish singer Paolo Nutini.

Shirley plays the female lead in British Feature film Riot for Lionsgate as "Louise" released in cinemas October 2012. The Cast includes Steven Berkoff and Lorraine Standly. Run for Your Wife was released nationwide in February 2013 and on DVD release September 2013 the cast includes Judi Dench to Danny Dyer. Shirley plays Suise Browning. In film Girl on a Bicycle plays 'Marta' opposite Paddy Considine which is directed by Jeremy Leven for Wiedemann & Berg/Warner Bros who also produced Oscar winning picture The Lives of Others. She plays Ali in independent Indie film "Everyone's Going to Die" which won the Dinard Performance award at its Film Festival in 2013 and the central role of 'Lydia' in 6 part series 'Self Centered' for Pollibee pictures. She is currently playing "Stella Stone & Gemma" in Royal National Theatre new smash hit "Great Britain" directed by Nick Hytner.She has recently finished a run at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in One Man, Two Guvnors as "Pauline". She works extensively for BBC Radio 4, including 3 series of comedy "House on Fire" written by Chris Sussmann.

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