Carli Norris

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Carli Norris
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Norris in 2016
Carli Jo Norris

(1974-06-23) 23 June 1974 (age 46)
Barking, England
Education RADA
Years active1997–present
Notable work
Television Tilly Trotter (1998)
Doctors (2000)
Hollyoaks (2012–2013)
Holby City (2015, 2017)
EastEnders (2016)
Gary Turner
(m. 20052014)

Dom Atkins
(m. 2017)

Carli Jo Norris (born 23 June 1974) is an English actress, known for her roles as Anoushka Flynn in Doctors , Martha Kane in Hollyoaks and Belinda Peacock in EastEnders .



In June 1997, just before officially graduating from RADA, she was chosen to play Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion at the Albery Theatre, directed by Ray Cooney and produced by Marc Sinden for Bill Kenwright. [1] They also produced her next show, which was for the Peter Hall Company, when she appeared in the premiere and tour of Simon Gray's Just The Three of Us with Prunella Scales and Dinsdale Landen. [2]

On television, she first appeared as Alice McMahon in EastEnders ; the title character in Catherine Cookson's Tilly Trotter (1999); central characters in In Deep; Grafters ; Roger Roger ; The Mrs Bradley Mysteries as Prunella ‘Plum’ Fisher (2000); The Last Detective ;Frank Skinner's Shane ; The House that Jack Built; Sam's Game ; Phoebe in Fanny Hill and as Verity in Slammertime's 2010 episode of My Family . She played the regular role of Martha Kane in Hollyoaks , [3] from January 2012 until November 2013. In 2014 she appeared in the TV Series Agatha Raisin “The Quiche of Death” as Ella Cartwright. Norris also portrayed the role of Fran Reynolds in the BBC medical drama Holby City , and went on to portray Belinda Peacock in EastEnders .

Awards and nominations

2016 Inside Soap Awards Funniest Female [4] EastEndersNominated

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  2. "Theatre Record – The chronicle of the British Stage". Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. Hollyoaks – All 4
  4. "Inside Soap Awards 2016" . Retrieved 23 June 2016.