Tilly Trotter was technically based on a trilogy of Cookson books. The titular heroine, played by Carli Norris, was a 19th century Northern lass accused of being a witch. Tilly was rescued from the wrath of the mob by local mine owner Mark Sopwith (Simon Shepherd), with whom she eventually fell in love. The first of the four 60-minute installments of Tilly Trotter was shown over Yorkshire Television on January 8, 1999.
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Carli Jo Norris (born 23 June 1974) is an English actress, known for her role as Anoushka Flynn in the BBC soap opera Doctors, in the BBC soap opera EastEnders as Belinda Peacock (née Slater), as Martha Kane in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and Fran Reynolds in Holby City. She also made a return to EastEnders in 2016, playing the role of Belinda Peacock, taking over from Leanne Lakey. Norris returned to Holby City for a guest stint as Fran from 16 May 2017.
Catherine Cookson's Tilly Trotter - Career - Netflix
In June 1997, just before officially graduating from RADA, she was chosen to play Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (replacing Emily Lloyd who had been asked to leave the production prior to the opening) alongside Roy Marsden and Michael Elphick at the Albery Theatre, directed by Ray Cooney and produced by Marc Sinden for Bill Kenwright. They also produced her next show, which was for the Peter Hall Company, when she appeared in the premiere and tour of Simon Gray's Just The Three of Us with Prunella Scales and Dinsdale Landen. She has appeared in numerous other theatre productions, several produced by Bill Kenwright and often in Ray Cooney productions. On television, she first appeared as Alice McMahon in EastEnders; the title character in Catherine Cookson's Tilly Trotter; central characters in In Deep; Grafters; Roger Roger; The Mrs Bradley Mysteries; Frank Skinner's Shane; The House that Jack Built; Sam's Game; Phoebe in Fanny Hill and as Verity in Slammertime's 2010 episode of My Family. She played the regular role of Martha Kane in Hollyoaks, from January 2012 until November 2013. Norris has been playing agency nurse Fran Reynolds in BBC medical drama, Holby City since September 2015 in a recurring capacity. Carli played Belinda Slater cousin of Stacey Fowler in Eastenders until 11 November 2016. When the character departed with her old school friend for a road trip to Italy. On film, she has appeared in the 2013 release of Ray Cooney's farce Run For Your Wife. Norris appears as Ella Cartwright in the Sky1 television film adaptation of the M. C. Beaton novel Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. Between 2013 and 2016, Carli also co-hosted a Radio Show on Radio Norwich, [The Beach Radio Station]] and Town 102.
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