Actress who grew up in Norwich to star in Call The Midwife
- Credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions
A woman who was first inspired to become an actress when she was at school in Norwich is to appear in an upcoming episode of Call The Midwife.
Lisa Ellis, who attended Costessey High School, will appear in tonight's episode of the BBC One drama playing Betty Marwick, a central character who requires the help of the midwives at Nonnatus House.
No stranger to the small screen, Ms Ellis, who currently lives in London, has also appeared in Eastenders, Doctors, Holby City and in the 2016 drama Rillington Place about the serial killer John Christie.
Ms Ellis' parents, who still live Costessey, said: 'It's strange seeing [Lisa] on TV, she's been in several things, she's got a good CV.
'She always wanted to be an actor ever since she got a part in a high school play, the rest is history.
You may also want to watch:
'[We] don't usually watch Call The Midwife but [we] definitely will be this time.'
- 1 Would you know what to do if your car hit a deer?
- 2 Green light for new Tesco store in town centre
- 3 'Incredible' donation pays for expansion of Norfolk's largest ancient wood
- 4 What counts as a substantial meal under Norfolk's tier 2 pub rules?
- 5 Man arrested after woman suffers broken collar bone in row over mask
- 6 'It's nonsense': Shoppers react to Norfolk's Tier 2 announcement
- 7 Commuter trains halted as Norwich to London line blocked
- 8 New appeal as pregnant woman goes missing again
- 9 Several weeks into lockdown, Norfolk sees sharp decline in coronavirus infection rates
- 10 PRESSER LIVE: Norwich City v Coventry City - Krul out three weeks; Pukki out this weekend