Gillian Elisa

Biography

Gillian has worked extensively in both Welsh and English television, and theatre, playing characters such as Sabrina in Pobol y Cwm, Detective Sergeant Allison Griffiths in A Mind to Kill (with Philip Madoc) and Nessa’s lingerie seller in Gavin and Stacey. She continues to entertain live audiences with her incorrigible creation Mrs OTT and presented the delightful dog lovers’ documentary Pobol y Cŵn on S4C.
Fans of Billy Elliot will recognize Gillian as ‘Grandma’ who she played in the West End for five years. Gillian also played ‘Nana Pat’ in Ruth Jones’s Sky 1 hit series Stella.
She recently featured in the Bafta award winning BANG ( series1)on S4C as well as the spine-chiller series HIDDEN ( Series1)
In S4C’s popular courtroom drama 35 Awr, Gillian played the unforgettable Val.

Gillian toured with Karen Diamond’s Company Re-live, in the highly acclaimed play, ‘Belonging.’
A talented singer, Gillian has recorded four CD’s comprising musical theatre and popular songs, in both Welsh and English, and has appeared in several pantomimes nationwide.
Gillian played the part of Widow Corney in the highly successful, popular, musical ‘Oliver’ during the Summer Season of 2019, at The Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Last year Gillian headed an all female cast in Tic Toc, a musical about a reunion for a group of Factory Workers from South Wales, which opened in Chapter Cardiff followed by a short.

Recently, Gillian played guest artist Grace Evans in Holby City on BBC1, and was Ruth Jones’s road trip partner in Iaith ar Daith – a new series on s4c about learning Welsh.

Represented by Debi Maclean and Ffion Evans