Gillian Elisa

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Gillian Elisa
Born Gillian Elizabeth Thomas
(1953-08-10) August 10, 1953 (age 63)
Carmarthen, Wales, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978-present

Gillian Elizabeth Thomas (born 10 August 1953) is an actress, singer, and comedian. Early in her career she was known by her full name of Gillian Elisa Thomas.


Gillian was born in Carmarthen, Wales, and brought up in Lampeter; she began acting even before she started school. As a sixth-former at Ysgol Gyfun Llanbedr-Pont Steffan in Lampeter, she co-wrote a Welsh-language musical, Yr Enfys (The Rainbow). After leaving school, she studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. In 1975 she was chosen by producer Endaf Emlyn to play the lead in a Welsh-language rock opera. Since that time, she has been a well-known figure on Welsh-language television.

On S4C television, she plays the part of Sabrina Daniels in the long-running soap Pobol y Cwm and the comic character "Mrs O.T.T." in the variety entertainment programme Noson Lawen. She appeared in the gangster drama series Y Pris. She has performed one-woman comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival. As a singer, she has completed three albums of new and traditional Welsh songs – Rhywbeth yn y Glas [1], Haul ar Nos Hir [2], and Lawr Y Lein [3][4] – as well as appearing on a number of other recordings.


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