Charlotte Bmyella Biography
Charlotte Bellamy is an English actress born on 19th March 1973 in Dover, United Kingdom. She is popularly known for her role as Laurel Thomas in ITV’s Emmerdale. She attended Middlesex University studying Performance Arts, graduating in 1993.
Charlotte is popular for her role as Laurel Thomas in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. Her other television roles include Sue in EastEnders (1997) and Harriet Potter in The Broker’s Man (1998), before joining Emmerdale in 2002. She won Best Actress at the 2017 British Soap Awards.
Charlotte Bellamy Age
She was born in 1973 in Dover, Kent, England.
Charlotte Bellamy Height
Charlotte stands at 5feet 3 inches (161.9cm)
Charlotte Bellamy Net worth
Charlotte has an estimated net worth of $7 Million.
Charlotte Bellamy Husband
She secretly married her long-term lover Mungo Denison at their local registry office, which was attended only by close family in 2012. Her wedding gown cost a mere £60. Charlotte and Mungo have been together since they were 18.Charlotte Bellamy
Charlotte Bellamy Children
Charlotte Bellamy has three children, two sons and a daughter. Her first son, Sunnie was born in 2004. In late 2006, she announced she was pregnant for a second time. Bellamy gave birth to her second child, a boy named Herbie born in 2007.
On 28 May 2009, it was announced that she was expecting her third child. On 19 October 2009, Bellamy gave birth to her first daughter, whom she named Teddie Boo Florence.
Charlotte Bellamy Sister
Jessica Ennis, Great Britains field and track athlete, has a resemblance to Charlotte Bellamy but they are not sisters.
Charlotte Bellamy plays the role of Laurel Thomas in the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale. She debuted on screen during the episode airing on 3 September 2002. Laurel has been off-screen at various times while Bellamy has taken maternity leave. Laurel is perhaps best known for her thoughtful and caring attitude towards other characters, however, this changed dramatically in 2015 when she slipped into alcoholism, leading to a character transformation.
Her storylines include her marriage to Ashley Thomas (John Middleton), the highly-publicised cot death storyline in which Laurel and Ashley’s baby son dies but it transpires that their biological baby is still alive as he was accidentally swapped with another baby at the hospital, mentally unstable Sally Spode (Siân Reeves) trying to murder Laurel on numerous occasions, discovering Ashley’s abuse of his elderly father Sandy (Freddie Jones), her relationship and marriage to Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock), being carjacked by Ross Barton (Michael Parr) and becoming obsessed with getting her revenge on him, sliding into alcoholism when she begins to struggle with life, a reunion with Ashley, coping with Ashley’s dementia, going into premature labour which resulted in the birth of her and Ashley’s daughter, Dotty, coming to terms with Ashley’s death and her friendship with fellow widower, Emma Barton (Gillian Kearney) which later turns bitter when she becomes obsessed with proving she murdered her husband, James (Bill Ward).
Movies and TV Shows
- 1996: A Touch of Frost
- 1997: EastEnders as Sue Taylor
- 1997: The Broker’s Man
- Emmerdale as Laurel Thomas.
Charlotte Bellamy Awards and nominations
- British Soap Awards 2008 – ‘Best Actress’ – nominated
- British Soap Awards 2008 – ‘Best Dramatic Performance’ – nominated
- TV Quick & TV Choice Awards 2008 – ‘Best Soap Actress’ – won
- National Television Awards 2008 – ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’ – nominated
- British Soap Awards 2010 – ‘Best Actress’ – nominated
- TV Choice Awards 2010 – ‘Best Soap Actress’ – nominated
- British Soap Awards 2017 – ‘Best Actress’ – won
- British Soap Awards 2017 – ‘Best Female Dramatic Performance’ – nominated
- British Soap Awards 2017 – ‘Best On-Screen Partnership’ (with John Middleton) – nominated
Charlotte Bellamy Interview
Charlotte Bellamy’s interview with Soaplife about Laurel snogging Bob…
What is Laurel thinking?
Charlotte Bellamy: “She isn’t really! Bob has stirred something in her. She spent a long time being a carer to Ashley, so to have somebody like Bob interested in her has brought alive something that she didn’t know she had. He makes her feel good. She is only human!
Why did she start fancying Bob out of the blue?
Charlotte Bellamy: “That’s what happens in life, isn’t it? Especially in a village as small as Emmerdale. You read about this sort of thing all the time. You can work in an office with somebody for years and then something happens and you think ‘Actually, I find them really attractive.’”
What did you think when you heard that Laurel was to fall for Bob?
Charlotte Bellamy: “It was a shock as I didn’t see it coming. Nobody did. That’s the thing about Emmerdale, none of us ever know what lies ahead for our characters and sometimes, you are told one thing and then they change it. I think it was a surprise to everyone as the audience found out about it after they’d slept together in a flashback episode.”
What do viewers think of the affair?
Charlotte Bellamy: “People are disgusted with me. They sidle up to me in the supermarket and say ‘You are going to get caught. I can’t believe you’re doing that.’ They are quite judgemental which is good really.”
How do you feel about Laurel being disliked?
Charlotte Bellamy: “I just play the truth of it. You can’t play a character who is good the whole time as ultimately, that would be boring. Laurel has to keep evolving. If you’ve got a friend who has an affair, it doesn’t suddenly mean they are a bad person.”
Could people forgive Laurel?
Charlotte Bellamy: “Well, she did kill the dog and people forgave her for that! She got drunk and slept with people too. She goes up and down all the time and that makes her interesting I think.”