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Kerry Ellis is a West End and Broadway Star. Best known for playing the first British Elphaba In Wicked, We Will Rock You, Cats, Les Miserables and Touring the world Performing with Rock Legend Brian May.
In this new series, Kerry is sitting down with stars of stage, song and screen to discuss their highs and lows. These candid and eye opening conversations discuss the realities of a life in front of the spotlight and what happens in the moments when it is not shining quite as bright.
These honest accounts of determination and success will leave you inspired and ready to take on any challenge. Each guest will have the chance to look back to their younger days, at moments that may have seemed to tough and give their one piece of advice to... Keep Calm And Kerry On.

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Keep Calm And Kerry On Kerry Ellis

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Kerry Ellis is a West End and Broadway Star. Best known for playing the first British Elphaba In Wicked, We Will Rock You, Cats, Les Miserables and Touring the world Performing with Rock Legend Brian May.
In this new series, Kerry is sitting down with stars of stage, song and screen to discuss their highs and lows. These candid and eye opening conversations discuss the realities of a life in front of the spotlight and what happens in the moments when it is not shining quite as bright.
These honest accounts of determination and success will leave you inspired and ready to take on any challenge. Each guest will have the chance to look back to their younger days, at moments that may have seemed to tough and give their one piece of advice to... Keep Calm And Kerry On.

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    Tamzin Outhwaite

    Tamzin Outhwaite

    This week Kerry is chatting to award wining actress, Tamzin Outhwaite.
    Tamzin became a household name when she took on the role of Mel Owen in BBC soap Eastenders. She has gone on to become a firm tv favorite with roles in; Hustle, Hotel Babylon, The Fixer, Silent Witness, Law & Order UK and many more. Outside of television she has also graced the stage, performing In; Grease, Oliver, Stepping out and Sweet Charity.
    In this episode she talks her early years inn the industry, career highs and lows, motherhood and what continues to motivate her to try new roles.
    You can follow Tamzin on Instagram @glamzin
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    Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.com
    Produced by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media.
    This episode is sponsored by Akt London: the premium, natural deodorant balm for all genders. Created, tested and approved by London's West End performers this plastic free, aluminium free and cruelty free deodorant truly is, born to perform.
    See more about their amazing story and why they’re Vogue’s number 1 deodorant at aktlondon.com get 20% off at checkout with the code KEEPCALM20.

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    • 48 min
    Sharon D. Clarke

    Sharon D. Clarke

    This week Kerry is chatting to stage, screen and music industry legend, Sharon D. Clarke.
    Sharon is a three time Olivier Award winning actress. She is probably best known from television for her roles in Holby City and Doctor Who whilst her stage credentials are too long to list, but these include; We Will Rock You, Ghost The Musical, The Amen Corner, Caroline Or Change and Death Of A Salesman.
    From her first experiences of performing to traveling the world as part of Nomad, Sharon has many stories to share about her life in show business. Plus she'll giving her own advice to her younger self.
    You can follow Sharon on Instagram @sharondclarkeofficial
    If you have enjoyed this podcast please rate, Review and Subscribe... feel free to tell a friend too!
    Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.com
    Produced by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media.
    This episode is sponsored by Akt London: the premium, natural deodorant balm for all genders. Created, tested and approved by London's West End performers this plastic free, aluminium free and cruelty free deodorant truly is, born to perform.
    See more about their amazing story and why they’re Vogue’s number 1 deodorant at aktlondon.com get 20% off at checkout with the code KEEPCALM20.

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    • 59 min
    Robin Windsor

    Robin Windsor

    This week Kerry is chatting to Strictly Come Dancing professional, Robin Windsor.
    Robin is probably best known for his time on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. He has also toured the world and performed on both the West End and Broadway. His credits Include; Burn The Floor, Dance To The Music and Puttin' on the Ritz,
    In this open and honest chat, Robin discusses the highs and lows of his career. He speaks candidly about his lowest moments and the work he has done to improve his mental health.
    You can follow Robin on Instagram @robinwindsor
    If you have enjoyed this podcast please rate, Review and Subscribe... feel free to tell a friend too!
    Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.com
    Produced by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media.
    This episode is sponsored by Akt London: the premium, natural deodorant balm for all genders. Created, tested and approved by London's West End performers this plastic free, aluminium free and cruelty free deodorant truly is, born to perform.
    See more about their amazing story and why they’re Vogue’s number 1 deodorant at aktlondon.com get 20% off at checkout with the code KEEPCALM20.

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    • 54 min
    Anita Dobson

    Anita Dobson

    This week Kerry is chatting to film, tv and theatre legend, Anita Dobson.
    After many years working as an actress, Anita found fame in the 1980's when she took on the role of Angie Watts in Eastenders. After becoming a household name she soon went on to take on roles in Television (Red Dwarf, Nesbitt, Hotel Babylon, The Bill, Holby City), Theatre (Chicago, Hamlet, Chorus Girls, Budgie, Rough Crossing) and even lit up the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing.
    Anita shares tales of her early years and first steps into acting, her experience in both Eastenders and Strictly, plus the advice she would give to her twenty year old self.
    If you have enjoyed this podcast please rate, Review and Subscribe... feel free to tell a friend too!
    Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.com
    Produced by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media.
    This episode is sponsored by Akt London: the premium, natural deodorant balm for all genders. Created, tested and approved by London's West End performers this plastic free, aluminium free and cruelty free deodorant truly is, born to perform.
    See more about their amazing story and why they’re Vogue’s number 1 deodorant at aktlondon.com get 20% off at checkout with the code KEEPCALM20.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tim Rice

    Tim Rice

    This week Kerry is chatting with Lyricist and Musical Theatre legend, Sir Tim Rice.
    Tim is probably best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote, among other shows, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Evita. His other works include; Chess, Aladdin, The Lion King and the stage adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
    Not only has Tim earned himself a Knighthood, he has also been awarded; an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy! Tim tells Kerry all about his journey and how a recommendation to meet a certain Andrew changed his whole life.
    Find out more about Tim at his website timrice.co.uk
    If you have enjoyed this podcast please rate, Review and Subscribe... feel free to tell a friend too!
    Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.com
    Produced by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media.
    This episode is sponsored by Akt London: the premium, natural deodorant balm for all genders. Created, tested and approved by London's West End performers this plastic free, aluminium free and cruelty free deodorant truly is, born to perform.
    See more about their amazing story and why they’re Vogue’s number 1 deodorant at aktlondon.com get 20% off at checkout with the code KEEPCALM20.

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    • 52 min
    Claire Richards

    Claire Richards

    This week Kerry is chatting to pop superstar, Claire Richards.
    Claire found fame at a young age as one fifth of the pop group STEPS. With nearly 25 years experience in the music industry as part of the band, Claire has experienced many highs and lows. She shares her early inspirations and what lead her to becoming a singer. Claire opens up about her insecurities and the difficulties she dealt with after the band went into hiatus. Claire is now back topping the chart with the band and feels more confident than ever, she shares her experience and what advice she would give to her younger self.
    Follow Claire on Instagram @clairerichardsofficial
    If you have enjoyed this podcast please rate, Review and Subscribe... feel free to tell a friend too!
    Follow Kerry on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.com
    Produced by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media.
    This episode is sponsored by Akt London: the premium, natural deodorant balm for all genders. Created, tested and approved by London's West End performers this plastic free, aluminium free and cruelty free deodorant truly is, born to perform.
    See more about their amazing story and why they’re Vogue’s number 1 deodorant at aktlondon.com get 20% off at checkout with the code KEEPCALM20.

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Swampy65 - Martin ,

Super Sharon D Clarke

My favourite chat of season 3 so far. What a great multi talented lady SDC is. Some great stories and pieces of advice from one of the best. Another great podcast for KCACO well done Kerry ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Theatre In London ,

Love this podcast!

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Emjd32 ,

Love it!

Love listening to Kerry Ellis and she is such an engaging interviewer and I am fascinated by what I have learnt about the industry. Love the Zoe Birkett one as she is only a couple of years older than me. I remember watching her on Pop Idol and I love that she wanted to be a backing dancer for Britney! That was my dream job too.

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