Aimee Kelly

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Aimée Kelly
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Kelly in 2013
Born
Aimee Kelly

(1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 26)
OccupationActress
Years active2006, 2011–present
Known forWolfblood and Sket

Aimee Kelly is best known for her debut leading role in the feature film Sket, for which she was nominated Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival Awards. Kelly also starred in CBBC's hit drama Wolfblood as Maddy Smith, for which she was nominated Best Children's performer by BAFTA.[1]

Career[edit]

At 16, she auditioned for the role of Minnie McGuinness in E4's Skins, however the role got cast to Freya Mavor.[2] After this audition, casting director Jane Ripley contacted Kelly about Sket. Kelly got the part of Kayla Richards, making this her debut film. The story of the British production follows Kayla as she tries to find the man who killed her sister, and along the way, she joins a gang who helps her in her search. Kelly was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the British Film Institute for this role.[2] In 2013, she was also nominated for 'best performer' at the British Academy Children's Awards, for her role as Maddy in the CBBC show entitled "Wolfblood." However, the award went to her fellow co-star, Bobby Lockwood, who plays Rhydian Morris in "Wolfblood." Since then, Kelly has also filmed in an episode of "Call the Midwife." Debbie Moon (the creator of Wolfblood) stated on her blog "Never Get off The Bus" that at the end of Series 2 Kelly decided to leave Wolfblood to return to college.[3] On Twitter, Kelly stated that she couldn't pursue the role of Maddy because she was busy studying: "On the contrary of the speculations I'd like to say that finishing my year at university was the reason for not returning to WB season 3".[4] Later she wrote: "It wasn't an easy decision but sometimes education comes first! Thank you so much to all of you that supported me along the way! Xx".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Before pursuing a career in acting, Kelly attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School which was where her English teacher persuaded her to go further in performing arts at the age of 11. She also did extra-curricular drama lessons at the Sage Academy of Performing Arts (along with her twin, Katie). She then applied to take A levels at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, which is where Daisy Ridley also attended, leaving her mother and two sisters in Newcastle to become a boarder for two years at the Hertfordshire campus. Before getting the role of Kayla in Sket, Kelly worked as a waitress in a bar and as a shop assistant.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Raven Warrior Melka TV Series, Episode #6.4
2011 Sket Kayla TV Movie; Lead Role
The Inbetweeners Movie Girl (Cameo) Film
2012 Playhouse Presents Sammy TV Series, Episode: Care
Newsround Herself TV Series, 1 episode
Friday Download TV Series, Episode #4.1
2012–2013 Wolfblood Maddy Smith TV Series 1 and 2; 26 episodes

Nominated – 2013 British Academy Children's Awards for Children's Performer[6]

2013 Bringing Books to Life Herself (Narrator) TV Series, Episode My Naughty Little Sister
2014 Call the Midwife Norma (Guest) TV Series, Episode #3.8
2016 Twisted Fate TBA Short Film, Post-Production
2017 Doctors Carly O'Brien TV Series, Episode: Late
Holby City Primrose Budd TV Series, Episode: Kingdom Come
2018 Network Rail - Always On Ally Short film to promote safety near electrified railway lines[7]
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Emily Feature film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BAFTA". bafta. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Geordie actress Aimee Kelly in line for film award". Evening Chronicle. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Wolfblood Season Three: Endings And Beginnings!". 27 October 2014.
  4. ^ Aimée Kelly [@aimeemkelly] (30 October 2014). "on the contrary of the speculations I'd like to say that finishing my year at university was the reason for not returning to Wb season 3" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Aimée Kelly [@aimeemkelly] (30 October 2014). "It wasn't an easy decision but sometimes education comes first! Thankyou so much to all of you that supported me along the way! Xx" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "2013 Children's Performer - BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org.
  7. ^ Network Rail (3 July 2018), '18' – A hard-hitting short Film from Network Rail (note – deals with adult themes), retrieved 6 July 2018

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