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Kellie Shirley Biography 1983-

Kellie-ShirleyKellie is a professional . She was born in Croydon and grew up in Kent and SE London.

She started her career at The National Youth theatre & trained at the BRIT School where she went on train at The Webber Douglas Academy, after recieving two year a dance and drama Scholarship. Her third year was subsidised by a fund set up by Anthony Hopkins. Kellie works in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre.

Her forthcoming film work includes British Features; ‘Riot’ (Chanta Pictures/Revolver) ‘Kick’ (Films Ltd), ‘Everyone’s Going To Die’ (Memory Box Films) ‘Frank’ and the comedy ‘Run For Your Wife’. She plays ‘Marta’ in romantic comedy ‘Girl on a Bicycle’ (Warner Bros) directed by Jeremy Leven (The Notebook, My Sister’s Keeper) all for release 2012/13. Other film work includes ‘Wimbledon’ (Working Title), ‘Venus’ (Miramax), ‘Heidi’ (Piccadilly Pictures), horror film ‘The Sickhouse’ (Hopscotch films), gangster Brit flick ‘The Baseline’ (Forth Culture films), as well as a variety of shorts and independent films.

Kellie’s television work includes the critically acclaimed 3 part BBC costume drama ‘Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky’ as ‘Violet’ directed by Simon Curtis (‘My week with Marylin’, ‘Cranford’), ‘Happy Slaps’, ‘Sex Football and Scoring Goals’ (Ch 4) ‘Lewis’, ‘Murder City’ (ITV) and ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ as ‘Mable’ (Working Title). She is best known for playing ‘Kym’ in ‘The Office’ Christmas specials opposite Ricky Jervais and the popular character of ‘Carly Wicks’ in Eastenders (BBC) clocking up over 220 episodes, leaving in 2008. She recently reprised her role, for a short, dramatic storyline that was screened in September 2012. Kellie plays the lead role of ‘Lydia’ in web series ‘Self Centered’ (www.selfcentered.co.uk)

For theatre, Kellie has worked at the Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory, Soho Theatre, and Lyric Hammersmith where she played the role of ‘Nancy’ in Neil Bartlett’s ‘Oliver Twist’.

For radio, Kellie has worked extensively for BBC Radio 4 and recently played ‘Maudie Miller’ for BBC radio 3’s centenary celebrations for Terrace Rattigan in ‘Flare Path’, under the direction of Jeremy Herrin.

She has co-presented along side Tim Lovejoy for both BBC2’s ‘Something for the weekend’ & ‘Three Men and a Movie’.

Kellie is a trained dancer having gained her ISTD associates whilst training at The BRIT School. She is featured in Paolo Nutini’s ‘Pencil Full of Lead’ music Video for Sony/Atlantic and for The Rifles ‘Tangled up in Love’ where she plays their Bride, both for Academy Films.

Kellie is ambassador on the charity ‘Mencap’ and Patron as well as Richard Wilson for ‘Magpie Dance’.

She has operate the Marathon for Anthony Nolan Trust and again last year with the ‘Lucouncesde athletics Team’. She will be taking part in London Marathon 2014  for the Anthony Nolan Trust again (who will probable be the official sponsors)

Kellie’s voice work includes campaigns for ‘Rimmel London’ (Get the London Look), ‘Sony Singstar’, ‘Ikea Kitchens’, ‘Coors Light’, ‘Levenelle One’ and then for ‘Paramount’ TV station.

‘Venus’, ‘Wimbledon’, ‘Twenty Thousand Streets Under The sky’, ‘The Sickhouse, ‘The Grind’ and ‘The Office’ – Christmas specials are all avaliable to buy on DVD.

She is sponsored by the lovely MAC Cosmetics for her stint in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’


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