Laila Morse

Soap Opera Actress

Laila Morse was born on August 1st, 1945 in Dorking, England, United Kingdom and is the Soap Opera Actress from United Kingdom. Discover Laila Morse's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 77 years old.

Date of Birth
August 1, 1945
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Dorking, England, United Kingdom
77 years old
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$3 Million
Film Actor
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Gerald Bromfield, ​ ​(m. 1963; div. 1970)​
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About Laila Morse

Maureen Oldman (born 1 August 1945), known by her stage name Laila Morse, is an English actress.

Her best known roles include Janet in drama film Nil by Mouth (1997) and Mo Harris in BBC One soap opera EastEnders.

Personal life

Morse's stage name was suggested by the Italian actress Isabella Rossellini, who was dating Morse's brother, actor Gary Oldman. "Laila Morse" is an anagram of "mia sorella" which is Italian for "my sister". Morse was married to Gerald Bromfield from 1963 to 1970 and they had two children, Gerry and Tracy Bromfield.

Morse is a breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with the illness in May 2001 and recovered within a year.

During the evening of 29 June 2008, Dano Sonnex and Nigel Farmer attempted to burgle her home, just hours before they committed the New Cross double murder.

In August 2013, Morse was declared bankrupt.

Acting career

At the age of 51, Morse made her professional acting debut in the 1997 film Nil by Mouth. The BAFTA winning film also marked the debut of her brother Gary, as a writer and director. Morse's performance as the matriarch won her the award of 'Most Promising Newcomer in any Category' at the British Independent Film Awards.

Morse's television debut was in The Bill for two episodes, which was followed by a regular role as Honky Mum in the BBC sitcom Honky Sausages, and the character Molly in the 1999 television production of Great Expectations. In 2000, Morse played Laila in the film Love, Honour and Obey.

In the same year, she made her first appearance as Mo Harris in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Her first scene in the BBC soap opera was with Pam St Clement, who played Pat Butcher. A couple of weeks later, a television critic said that Morse had acted like "a lump of cardboard". Recalling the article, Morse replied: "I daresay he was right! I was bloody petrified." She admitted that it was only three years later that she started to feel comfortable on set. Morse temporarily left EastEnders in January 2016, after appearing on a recurring basis since July 2012. In June 2017, Morse expressed interest in returning to EastEnders as she felt that she never "officially left". In December 2017, it was announced that Morse would be returning to the show to play Mo.

In 2011, Morse made a return to film when she appeared as Aunt Queenie in the film Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, written, produced and starring Ricky Grover. In December 2012, Morse made her pantomime debut as the Fairy in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

In 2019, Morse appeared as an BPRD employee in Hellboy. In 2021, it was announced that Morse was leaving EastEnders when her contract ended.


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