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Laura Michelle Kelly

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British actress and singer who received an Olivier Award on her behalf London Western End performance from the title role in Mary Poppins. She debuted on Broadway in the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the top. Her early Western End credits consist of productions of Les Miserables and Whistle Down the Blowing wind. She co-starred with Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey inside a London creation of Speed-the-Plow. She wedded movie director and choreographer Nick Winston in 2001; the few later on divorced. She performed the part of Mary Poppins before United States Chief executive Barack Obama to get a 2010 July 4th special event.

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Date Of Birth March 4, 1981
Place Of Birth England
Profession Stage Actress
Education Sandown Bay Academy
Nationality English, British
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical
Nominations Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Movies Goddess, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Miss Marple: Nemesis
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#Fact
1 Played the mother of character Jayne Wisener in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), but she is only 6 years older then Jayne.
2 Friend of Jamie Campbell Bower's family, who helped him begin his career by introducing him to her agent.
3 Her mother, Alison Kelly, died from breast cancer in the Summer of 2003, when she was age 22.
4 Courted by the two biggest names in musical theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh for the two biggest female roles in 2004. Both "The Woman in White" and "Mary Poppins" tried to ensnare her, with the role of the flying nanny with the parrot-headed umbrella finally winning her heart and the audiences as she went on to win the prestigious Best Actress in a Musical Olivier Award.
5 Struck gold with her first West End audition where she not only earned a role in "Beauty and the Beast" but also met the man she would later marry, director /choreographer Nick Winston.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Goddess 2013 Elspeth Dickens
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 Lucy Beggar Woman
Agatha Christie's Marple 2007 TV Series Verity Hunt / Margaret Lumley

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Goddess 2013 performer: "When Moon Shines", "Tantrum", "Welcome to My Kitchen Sink", "Mama's Shoes", "Corporate Bitch", "Private Party", "Careful What You Wish", "Frozen Heart", "Don't Give Up - Lullaby" / writer: "Tantrum"
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 performer: "Alms Alms", "Johanna Act II", "Searching Part 2"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Working in the Theatre 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself - Host
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2016 TV Series Herself
Project Runway All Stars 2016 TV Series Herself - Actress, Finding Neverland
Today 2015 TV Series Herself
Richard & Judy 2008 TV Series Herself
Tubridy Tonight 2006 TV Series Herself
The Wright Stuff 2006 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2005 TV Series Herself / Mary Poppins
Children in Need 2004 TV Series Herself / Mary Poppins
Britain's Brilliant Prodigies 2003 TV Special Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress Goddess (2013)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) · Helena Bonham Carter
· Johnny Depp
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Ed Sanders
· Timothy Spall
· Alan Rickman
· Jamie Campbell Bower
· Jayne Wisener


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