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Elsie Kelly appeared in the popular television soap opera Crossroads in 1986 in a regular role as cleaner and gossip Mrs Tardebigge, a role which lasted until the series' demise in 1988.

After a lengthy gap from television work she appeared in the film Intimate Relations in 1996 and then returned to television to play Joan, the cook in the 1996 – 1997 television adaptation of The Famous Five for a number of episodes. This was followed by the part of Mrs Humphries in The Ghost Hunter in 2000 and Florrie in Harry and the Wrinklies.

More recently she has been seen in an episode of E4 drama Skins, in the first episode of BBC drama Occupation and is a regular cast member in the ITV comedy series Benidorm.[1]

Kelly also taught at the Eliott-clarke School Liverpool as a singing teacher and help students prepare for auditions.[citation needed]

Kelly has recently been filming the tenth series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm in Spain. She had appeared from the first series in 2007 to the fifth series in 2012 as a series regular. She returned from the seventh series onwards having not been in the sixth series. However since the seventh series Kelly has not appeared in as many episodes, only featuring in four episodes for each series. In the tenth series, Kelly will portray not only her character Noreen Maltby, but also Noreen’s identical twin Doreen in a dual role.

Kelly has been the permanent Director of BOST (Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust) since 1973, having directed and overseen many production in the Liverpool Empire, Liverpool Royal Court,the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton and the Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight

Productions include Annie42nd StreetOliverThe Sound of MusicThe Full MontyHello Dolly, Crazy for youThe Scarlet Pimpernel & Jekyll and Hyde'.

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