Ellen Thomas (actress)

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Ellen Thomas
BornEllen Thomas
OccupationActress
Years active1980 – present
 
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Ellen Thomas
BornEllen Thomas
OccupationActress
Years active1980 – present

Ellen Thomas is an English actress who has had many television and film roles, but is perhaps best known for her recurring role in the Channel 4 Bristol-based comedy, Teachers[1] or as Grace Olubunmi in EastEnders.

Career[edit]

In Teachers, Thomas played Liz Webbe, a school secretary, and was one of the few characters who appeared in all four series, from 2001 to 2004.[1] She is a regular cast member in BBC Radio 4's Clare in the Community and in BBC Three's Coming of Age, in which she plays the Principal.[2] She has also guest-starred in Doctor Who[3]', Casualty,[4] Holby City[5] and William and Mary[6] and twice in The Bill,[7] as well as playing small film roles in Basic Instinct 2,[8]South West 9,[9] Wonderland[10] and The Secret Laughter of Women.[11] For her role in Rev., she was nominated for "Best TV Comedy Performance" at the Black International Film Festival and Music Video & Screen Awards.[12]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
1980The Lenny Henry Show[13]LauraITV1Series 5, Episode 4
1981Sunday Night Thriller[14]AssistantUnknown"Dark Secret: Part 2Series 1, Episode 2
1983Don't Wait Up[15]Staff NurseBBC OneSeries 1, Episode 5
1984Shroud for a Nightingale[16]Staff NurseITV1Series 1, Episode 1-3
1987The Lenny Henry Show[17]RoseBBC OneSeries 1, Episode 1-6
1988French and Saunders[18]Various charactersBBC OneChristmas Special
The Lenny Henry Show[19]RoseBBC OneSeries 2, Episode 1-6
1989CBS Summer Playhouse[20]Mrs. HolmesCBS"Outpost" Series 3, Episode 10
1990Hallelujah Anyhow[21]Unnamed CharacterUnknown
1990EastEndersPearl ChadwickBBC OneNovember - December 1990
1991Grange Hill[22]Pregnancy AdvisorBBC OneSeries 14, Episode 14
1993Screenplay[23]Aunt MafeUnknown"Not Even God Is Wise Enough" Series 8, Episode 5
1994The Bill[24]Iris DavareuxITV1"Lesson to Be Learned"
Home Away from Home[25]MiriamUnknown
1995London Bridge[26]Diane SymmonsUnknownSeries 2 Episode 1-2
1996Cardiac Arrest[27]Sister Jackie LandersBBC One"Trench Warfare"
Ruth Rendell Mysteries[28]Sister JackieLandersITV1"Simisola" Series 9, Episode 3-5
1997Holding On[29]FlorrieBBC OneSeries 1 Episode 1-8
Kavanagh QC[30]Chief UsherITV1"Mute of Malice" Series 3, Episode 1
1998Ultraviolet[31]MariaChannel 4"Terra Incognita" Series 1, Episode 5
2000The Bill[32]Mrs. OkinITV1"White Lies"
In Defence[33]Mrs. HopeUnknownSeries 1, Episode 1
Where There's Smoke[34]Counsellor EdwardsUnknown
Never Never[35]BrendaChannel 4Short drama
2001Teachers[1]Liz WebbChannel 4All of Series 1
2002Doctors[36]Mrs. FosterBBC One"Nobody's Child" Series 5, Episode 44
Teachers[37]Liz WebbChannel 4All of Series 2
The Bill[38]Aisha DanversITV1
Holby City[39]Marcia LymeBBC OneLove and Devotion] Series 4, Episode 38
The Jury[40]Ruby ThomasITV1Series 1 Episode 1-4
2003Teachers[41]Liz WebbChannel 4All of Series 3
Strange[42]Mrs. AndohBBC One"Kaa-Jinn" Series 1, Episode 2
Lenny Henry in Pieces[43]Unnamed CharacterBBC OneSeries 2, Episode 2
Good Food Live[44]HerselfUKTVFoodEpisode dated 4 November 2003
2004Teachers[45]Liz WebbChannel 4All of Series 4
2005Casualty[46]Stephanie MellorBBC OneSeries 19 Episode 45 "Aftermath"
William and Mary[6]Mrs. MorrisITV1Series 3, Episode 2
2006Doctor Who[47]Clockwork WomanBBC OneThe Girl in the Fireplace Series 2, Episode 4
Little Miss Jocelyn[48]Unnamed CharacterBBC ThreeSeries 1, Episode 1 and 3
Trial & Retribution[49]Judge Joyce AddoITV1Trial & Retribution X: Sins Of The Father
Doctors[50]Marie CrossleyBBC One and BBC HD"Ashes to Ashes" Series 7, Episode 140
The Marchioness Disaster[51]Linda HuntUnknown
"The Play's the Thing"[52]HerselfUnknownSeries 1, Episode 2
2007Outnumbered[53]Jehova's WitnessBBC OneSeries 1, Episode 4
"One of Us?"[54]MumUnknownShort Drama.
2008Coming of Age[55]The PrincipalBBC ThreeAll episodes since series 1 episode 3
New Tricks[56]Cora TrimbleBBC OneMad Dogs Series 5, Episode 8
2009Off the Hook[57]AngelaBBC Three and BBC HDSeries 1, Episode 1
Doctor Who[58]CarmenBBC One and BBC HDDoctor Who Easter Special Planet of the Dead
Moses Jones[59]Libby JonesBBC TwoSeries 1, Episode 2 and 3
2010EastEnders[60]Grace OlubunmiBBC OneRecurring role, 2010–11
Rev.Adoha OnyekaBBC TwoAll 6 episodes
2011Come Fly with MeMrs. MbutuBBC OneEpisode 2
EastEnders: E20Grace OlubunmiBBC Online
2012DoctorsMrs Francelle NdebeleBBC One"Paradise Lost""
CasualtyFlorence AsikeBBC One"All in a Day's Nightmare - Part 1"
"#HolbyRiot Part 1"

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001South West 9 [61]Mrs. AshwareDirected by: Richard Parry
Buried Treasure (2001)[62]MarthaDirected by: Adrian Shergold
2002Jeffrey Archer: The Truth[63]First JudgeDirected by: Guy Jenkin
2006Basic Instinct 2[8]ProsecutorDirected by: Michael Caton-Jones
Losing It [64]PaulaDirected by: Ben Bolt
Breaking and Entering[65]JudgeDirected by: Anthony Minghella
2008Clubbed[66]Mrs. SmithDirected by: Neil Thompson
2010The Future Wags of Great Britain[67]Auntie DeborahDirected by: Destiny Ekaragha
The Santa Trap[68]Tooth FairyDirected by: Victoria Thomas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Teachers (2001)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Coming of Age(2010)". Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Doctor Who(2009)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Casualty (2005)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Holby City (2002)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "William and Mary (2005)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "The Bill (2002)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Basic Instinct 2(2006)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "outh West 9 (2001)". Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Wonderland (1999 film)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Secret Laughter of Women(1999 film)". Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "EastEnders up for four MVSAs". EastEnders (BBC Online). 4 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Gentle Touch (1980)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Sunday Night Thriller (1981)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Don't Wait Up(1983)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  16. ^ "Shroud for a Nightingale(1984)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  17. ^ "The Lenny Henry Show (1987)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  18. ^ "French and Saunders (1988)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  19. ^ "The Lenny Henry Show (1988)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  20. ^ "CBS Summer Playhouse(1989)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  21. ^ "Hallelujah Anyhow (1990)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  22. ^ "Grange Hill (1991)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  23. ^ "Screenplay (1993)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  24. ^ "TheBill(1994)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  25. ^ "Home Away from Home (1994)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  26. ^ "London Bridge(1995)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  27. ^ "Cardiac Arrest (1996)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  28. ^ "CardiacArrest (1996)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  29. ^ "Holding On(1997)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  30. ^ "Kavanagh QC (1997)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  31. ^ "Ultraviolet(1998)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  32. ^ "The Bill(2000)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  33. ^ "In Defence(2000)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  34. ^ "Where There's Smoke(2000)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  35. ^ "Never Never(2000)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  36. ^ "Doctors (2002)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  37. ^ "Teachers (2002)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  38. ^ "The Bill(2002)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  39. ^ "Holby City(2002)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  40. ^ "The Jury (2002)". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  41. ^ "Teachers (2003)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  42. ^ "Strange (2003)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  43. ^ "Lenny Henry in Pieces (2003)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  44. ^ "Good Food Live(2003)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  45. ^ "Teachers (2004)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  46. ^ ""Casualty" Aftermath (2005)". Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  47. ^ "Doctor Who The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  48. ^ "Little Miss Jocelyn (2006)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  49. ^ "Trial & Retribution(2006)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  50. ^ "Doctors(2006)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  51. ^ "The Marchioness Disaster (2006)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  52. ^ "The Play's the Thing(2006)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  53. ^ "Outnumbered (2007)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  54. ^ "One of Us? (2007)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  55. ^ "Coming of Age (2008)". Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  56. ^ "New Tricks (2008)". Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  57. ^ "Off the Hook (2009)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  58. ^ "Doctor Who Easter Special (2009)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  59. ^ "Moses Jones (2009)". Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  60. ^ Green, Kris (11 May 2010). "Exclusive: Bryan Kirkwood (Executive Producer, 'EastEnders')". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  61. ^ "South West 9 (2001)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  62. ^ "Buried Treasure (2001)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  63. ^ "Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  64. ^ "Losing It (2006)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  65. ^ "Breaking and Entering (2006)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  66. ^ "Clubbed (2008)". Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  67. ^ "The Future Wags of Great Britain (2010)". Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  68. ^ "The Santa Trap (2010)". Retrieved 23 June 2010. 

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