British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, Nil by Mouth
Quick Facts of Laila Morse
Was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 but after undergoing a lumpectomy she was given the all-clear.
Grandmother of Danny (b. 1983), Brooke (b. 1992), Jess (b. 2003) and Jack (b. 2004) via her daughter Tracy.
As of 2016 she is the 6th-longest serving actress in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Gillian Taylforth and Natalie Cassidy, and behind only June Brown, Pam St. Clement, Wendy Richard, Letitia Dean and Barbara Windsor), having played the character Mo Harris for 16 years (from 2000 onwards).
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 23, a son Gerald Stephen Bromfield (aka Gerry Bromfield) in March 1969. Child's father is her 1st ex-husband, Gerald Bromfield.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 18, a daughter Tracy Joanne Bromfield in January 1964. Child's father is her 1st ex-husband, Gerald Bromfield.
Is one of 10 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002). The others, in chronological order, are Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), Elaine Lordan (Lynne Hobbs), Dean Gaffney (Robbie Jackson), Marc Bannerman (Gianni di Marco), Joe Swash (Mickey Miller), Lucy Benjamin (Lisa Fowler), Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) and Larry Lamb (Archie Mitchell).
Separated from her 1st husband Gerald Bromfield just 5 days after giving birth to their son, Gerry.
Prior to becoming an actress Morse worked as a van driver.
Is one of 8 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed on Dancing on Ice (2006). The others, in chronological order, are Gemma Bissix (Clare Bates), Todd Carty (Mark Fowler), Bobby Davro (Vinnie Monks), Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Nadia Sawalha (Annie Palmer), Sam Attwater (Leon Small) and Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon).
Was good friends with her EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard.
Despite playing their characters' grandmother on EastEnders (1985), Morse is only 21 years older than Elaine Lordan, 23 years older than Kacey Ainsworth and 26 years older than Jessie Wallace.
Aunt of Alfie Oldman.
Ex-sister-in-law of Uma Thurman, Lesley Manville and Donya Fiorentino.
'Laila Morse' is a pseudonym originally suggested by her brother, Gary Oldman. It is an anagram of 'mia sorella' - the Italian for 'my sister'.