Kellie Shirley knows about the highs and lows of being an actor in Britain. She chats to Emma Lister about resisting early pressure to shed her accent, her big break in a film that no one saw and how she "went back to square one" before landing a dream job. Fame came knocking in the 00's with a reoccurring role on Britain's beloved soap, Eastenders (BBC), but with it came the paparazzi and sometimes being pigeon holed as a 'soap actor'.
Now she's starring in Idris Elba's warm hearted show In the Long Run ( Sky, Starz) and was selected to take part in the prestigious BAFTA Elevate program.
Kellie’s interview is another link in our ‘artist chain’ after having been nominated by Rhoda Ofori-Attah in the previous season!
The last three questions....
PIECE THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
Pantomime performance with her dad
PIECE THAT DIDN’T LOVE BUT HAS VALUE
Tiger King on Netflix
NOMINATE AN ARTIST FOR US TO CHECK OUT:
Fraser Ayres, writer, actor, producer, CEO of Triforce Creative Network
This season of MOVERS SHAKERS MAKERS has been made possible by grants from the Norfolk Arts Project Fund and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.