|Born Name||Ella Kenion|
|Birth Place||Primrose Hill, London, England|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m)|
|Profession||Actress, Voice Actress|
|Age||50 years old|
Ella Kenion (born 1969 in Primrose Hill, London) is an English comedy actress, known for her versatility in shows such as The Catherine Tate Show, Five’s sketch shows We Know Where You Live and Swinging, and in BBC4’s Fear of Fanny. However she is best known for her portrayal of Mrs. Cakeworthy in The Green Green Grass between 2005-2009.
She played the role of Julie in the ITV series Hardware. She is currently appearing in television commercials for The AA. She also appeared in the BBC children’s television series Swashbuckle as Captain Sinker. She is a former newsreader for talkSPORT talk radio station.
The actress is also popular for roles in the films and series like The Catherine Tate Show, Hardware, Swashbuckle, and The Hive. If you are curious about the actress’s personal and professional life, read the whole article!!!!
How Rich is Ella Kenion?
Ella Kenion holds a net worth of $200,000. She gathered that fortune from her career as a stage, television, and film actress.
Kenion garnered a lot of recognition after appearing in her debut television series, Men of the World. Although she had a small role in one episode of the series, she gathered the attention of many producers and viewers through her work. Thanks to that, she then acted in many television series like We Know Where You Live, Black Books, Casualty, and Doc Martin.
The actress, moreover, also landed major roles in various television series. In 2003, she started working in the British television series called Hardware. Since then, she worked in television series like The Green Green Grass, Pinky and Perky Show, The Hive, Doctors, and Swashbuckle. Besides, the actress recently appeared in the 2019 television series Warren.
The British also worked in many television movies; however, she worked in only one feature film in her career. Further, her first television movie was in 1996 when she performed in the TV film, Witness Against Hitler. In 2018, the actress made her film debut in the film, Stan & Ollie. Until now, the actress worked along with the actors like Freema Agyeman, Paul Nicholls, and Mandip Gill.
The 50-year-old actress worked as one of the lead voice actresses in the animated television series, Q Pootle 5 in 2013. The series is based on books like Q Pootle 5 and Q Pootle 5 in Space.
Kenion gave her voice for the character, Stella. She voiced in the series for a total of 52 episodes.
Is Ella Kenion Married?
Mother of One
Ella is the proud mother of her only child, William Appleyard. She gave birth to her son while working on the television series The Green Green Grass.
Almost Forced to Stop Acting
The British actress wanted to become an actor from her early childhood. She comes from an acting family, which is also a reason that she wanted to pursue her career as an actress. While Ella was 18, she went to the United States to meet her then-boyfriend, who was pursuing his career as a chef.
The actress’ trip turned into a tragedy when she figured out that she picked up a bug during her trip. Moreover, it was the duck salad or a tin of tuna through which she picked up the bug. After several weeks, Ella felt pain in her stomach, and all of her leg parts including toes, and feet were swollen up.
She was later hospitalized, where she figured out that she had picked a bug named Yersinia in her Intestine. Although the doctor said the bug would disappear soon, Ella had to take pain killers for over five years. Further, she was unable to walk for months and had to lie on bed all the time. Besides, when she finally was allowed to walk, she tried to join college and acting classes. But unfortunately, she had to stop learning due to her knee problems.
After a couple of unsuccessful tries, the actress managed to get a role after her health improved. Although she got the role, she was worried as she gained lots of weight due to lack of exercise.
|1995||Men of the World||Girl in Line-Up||Episode: “Stolen Kiss”|
|1996||Witness Against Hitler||Christina||TV Movie|
|1997||We Know Where You Live||Various||12 episodes|
|2002||Black Books||Cool Book Girl||Episode: “Fever”|
|2004-2005||The Catherine Tate Show||Various||11 episodes|
|2004||Casualty||Maggie Curtis||Episode: “Dangerous Games”|
|2005-2009||The Green Green Grass||Mrs. Cakeworthy||30 episodes|
|2005||Planespotting||Radio Reporter||TV Movie|
|Doc Martin||Boy’s Mother||Episode: “Blood Is Thicker”|
|Secret Smile||News Presenter||1 episode|
|2006||Rosemary & Thyme||Sharon Baker||Episode: “Enter Two Gardeners”|
|The Impressionists||Suzanne Manet||1 episode|
|Genie in the House||Miss Quaver||Episode: “Rock Me Amadeus”|
|Fear of Fanny||Gwen Troake||TV Movie|
|2008-2009||Pinky and Perky Show||Tara / Vera||41 episodes|
|2008||The Commander: Abduction||Helen Gordon||TV Movie|
|2009||Criminal Justice||Prison Nurse||1 episode|
|2010-2015||The Hive||Queen Bee / Grandma Bee / Mrs. Wasp||21 episodes|
|2010||Holby City||Dr. Paradis Bloom||Episode: “Bette Davis Eyes”|
|Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback||Mimi||TV Movie|
|2011-2019||Doctors||Veronica Clarke / Kate Mordan / Bex Boulderwood||3 episodes|
|2011||Doctor Who||Harriet||Episode: “Let’s Kill Hitler”|
|Comedy Showcase||Journalist||Episode: “The Fun Police”|
|Cuckoo||Anne Dixon||Episode: “Grandfather’s Cat”|
|2013-2014||Q Pootle 5||Stella||52 episodes|
|2013-2015||Swashbuckle||Captain Sinker||31 episodes|
|2013||Heading Out||Dorcas||1 episode|
|Big Bad World||Sandra||1 episode|
|2014-2017||Episodes||Matt’s Publicist / Beth||3 episodes|
|2014||Law & Order: UK||Cashier||Episode: “Pride”|
|Justin’s House||Captain Sinker||Episode: “Pirate Day”|
|Q Pootle 5: Pootle All the Way!||Eddi / Bud D / Ray||TV Movie|
|2015||New Tricks||Laura Collins||Episode: “Prodigal Sons”|
|2017||Kiss of Death||Cynthia||Episode: “Highway to Hell”|
|2018-present||101 Dalmatian Street||Mum / Delilah||8 episodes|
|2018||Midsomer Murders||Celeste Palmerston||Episode: “Death of the Small Coppers”|
|Claude||Mrs. Mayor / Wanda Waxx||2 episodes|
|Stan & Ollie||Holiday Camp Organiser|
|Warren||Sandy||Episode: “The Father Figure”|
|The Knight Before Christmas||Old Crone|
|2020||Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators||Melanie Montague||Episode 3.9 “O Thou Invisible of Wine”|
Quick Facts of Ella Kenion
- Ella Kenion is an animal lover who especially loves dogs.
- She also worked as a theatre actress in the play Emil & Detectives at the National Theatre.
- She studied acting at the London Theatre School.
- Her first acting work was in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Vivienne Clore manages acting projects for Ella whereas, Sue Terry Voices manages voice acting works for her.
- She likes to have drinks at The Ivy Club.
- She visits London Hypnosis to chill out from her acting life.
- Kenion watches It’s a Wonderful Life and Mary Poppins every Christmas.
- Giving birth to her child, William helped Ella lose weight and also drop her body size from size 22 – size 12.