Billie Eilish Played A Big Role In Brookside
Billie Eilish is a British actor best known for her role as Mrs. Bailey in the TV series Brookside. She was born in Warrington to a British mother and a Jamaican father. She attended the Queen’s University, London, graduating with a degree in history and English literature. She then worked in various non-speaking roles in the media including being the fashion director on a music video.
Eilish made her British acting debut in an indie film called Love is All Around. Her role was that of a British woman seeking to find true love. The film was written by British writer Kevin Crossley-Holland and starred her friend Alexandra Harding.
After Eilish appeared in this film, she was soon cast in a couple of indie films but did not break through until Brookside. However, she did not expect much from the role.
“I remember my first viewing of the series where it was very easy to get into her persona because there were all these rich characters around her that she kind of grew up around,” said Jean McQuarrie. McQuarrie is the writer of the script for Brookside. “We liked the idea of giving her this very strong character in Mrs. Bailey.
“She was certainly tough and very resourceful. We like the idea of getting under her skin and showing what a hard worker she is. She’s also a very intelligent woman and she has a very good sense of what makes people tick. We felt that we could inject a bit of that into her character and that she would do it very well.”
Billie Eilish wanted to be more than just a supporting character in Brookside. She really wanted to have a major role in the show and did all she could to get a part in the series. However, she failed to land the role because the writers felt her character was not strong enough.
“Billie Eilish was very much looking to make a big impression on everyone when she was in the show,” said Rebecca Rees. “She would have been very happy to be a regular and more aware of how much her performance meant to the show.”
Billie Eilish is now best known for her role as Mrs. Bailey. In Brookside, she plays Miss Bailey. This television show is based on a children’s book about a young girl in Jamaica, but instead of Jamaica, it is about the teenager who was raised in London.
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