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Carol Harrison

Born( 1955-02-08 ) 8 February 1955 (age 65) West Ham , London , England
ChildrenAlfie Sean Foreman
FacebookCarol-Harrison
Spouse(s)Jamie Foreman (? - ?) (divorced) Ian Grant (? - present)

Carol Harrison is a British actress, director and writer who firstly appeared in EastEnders as the mother of the child that Andy o'brien rescued, which led him to his fatal death in 1986, and then secondly as Louise Raymond from May 1998 to April 1999. Harrison was born into a single-parent working-class family. She failed her 11-plus exams in her youth but later discovered that she has dyslexia. When asked what inspired her to become an actress, Harrison said that when she was young, she always lived in an imaginary world and told all of her friends at school that her name was Rosemary! Her first television role came in 1976, in the BBC police drama series, Softly Softly, which was a spin-off of the hugely well-remember series Z Cars. Afterwards, she landed a role in a film in 1980, Elephant Man-aside from EastEnders, role she played in the film, some may remember her for it. Before her East End debut, her other credits include London's Burning, Brush Strokes, Get Back, and Touch of Frost. In 1986, she then landed her first EastEnders role, as the mother of a child who ran into the road to get his ball, not knowing a lorry was approaching, character Andy o'brien played by Ross Davidson, saves the child but loses his life in the process. In her second stint on EastEnders as Louise Raymond and her most famous role to date, Harrison had stated that when she left BBC soap, she needed therapy to cope with the toll of working on BBC soap in her career. I had a brilliant career before I came in. But once I left, the variety wasn't there, she told Sun. I was worked to death by the BBC. That didn't stop Harrison from carrying on as she has had roles in Casualty, Bill, Suspect and Doctors, not to mention that she has been confirmed to be appearing in the upcoming drama Devil's Dandruff.

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Career

Harrison made her acting debut in 1976, in the BBC police drama, Softly Softly, which was a spin-off from the hugely popular Z-Cars. In 1980 she made her film debut, securing a minor role in the 1980 adaptation of Elephant Man. She went on to appear in many successful television programmes, including Gentle Touch; QED; Cleopatras; Minder; Casualty; Dorothy in London's Burning from 1988-1989; Kavanagh QC and ITV's Touch of Frost. One of her most notable and long running roles, was playing the part of Gloria in the BBC sitcom Brush Strokes; remaining in the role for five series. However, it is her role in the BBC soap opera EastEnders that she is most remembered for. Harrison plays Louise Raymond, selfish mother of Tiffany and Simon. Harrison's character was involved in several storylines, including an affair with her daughter's husband, Grant. This role was not the first time Harrison had appeared in a soap. She had previously had a minor role in 1986, playing the mother of a young boy who was rescued from a speeding lorry by Andy o'brien. Harrison left EastEnders in 1999 so she could take a Master's degree in screenwriting. In 2006, she began teaching Script and Screen, five-week course offered through adult and community non-accredit provision, at Brighton and Hove College. Harrison's other acting credits include cult films Tank Malling and Human Traffic, and ITV police drama Bill. In 2005, she also took part in the Channel 4 series Extreme Celebrity Detox. She took part in the TV series Celebrity Coach Trip partner with her friend Ingrid Tarrant. In 2016, Harrison wrote and produced the mod musical All or Nothing, based on the life of Steve Marriott, of whom she had been a fan since 1965 when he appeared with Small face at a concert in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Her musical toured around the country in 2016 and 2017, receiving positive reviews, before closing early after a short run at Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End.

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