“I was delighted to receive a letter from Dame Judi Dench to accept the role of Ambassador for Baby Lifeline and its Monitoring for Mums £5 million Appeal. Dame Judi has been a Patron of this unique mother and baby charity for many years, and I am proud to join her and others to support the care of our pregnant women and their babies.
As Mum to my lovely sons Freddy and Gene, and having experienced good pregnancies and births, I cannot praise the maternity professionals who provided my care, enough. I often tell people that if I hadn’t become an actress, I would like to have been a midwife! That’s how much admiration I have for the profession!
By supporting the Monitoring for Mums appeal, funds much needed to further equip maternity and neonatal units nationwide, will make such a difference.
I am also proud to launch the UK M.U.M (Maternity Unit Miracle) Awards™, and ask you to nominate your maternity healthcare teams outlining their excellent care. Information can be found here.”
Kellie Bright’s theatre work includes various productions at the Royal Exchange, Manchester including the title role in Mary Barton, Cold Meat Party, Snake in the Fridge, The Seagull, (for which she was nominated for the 2003 Ian Charleson Award) and Palace of the End. She also starred in Incomplete Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court), Paul (Royal National Theatre), and as Jess in the critically acclaimed Love and Money (The Young Vic). She has recently performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in King Lear as Regan and The Front Line as Casey and most recently starred in Crawling in the Dark at the Almeida.
Her television appearances include Eastenders, Vera, The Tom and Jerry Show, Casualty, Great Night Out, One Night, Horne and Corden, Hotel Babylon, New Tricks, The Catherine Tate Show, Come Rain or Come Shine (Yorkshire TV), Rock ‘N Chips (BBC), Vital Signs (Tiger Aspect), Jericho (Granada), Silent Witness , Cor Blimey, Nature Boy (BBC), The House That Jack Built (Alomo Productions), It Must Be Love (Yorkshire Television) and seven series of The Upper Hand (Carlton). In addition Kelly can be seen in the feature films: Kinky Boots (Harbour Pictures), Imagine Me and You (Couger Films) and Inda House – Ali G (Working Title/Universal).