Bromley teenager lands role in BBC soap opera
PUBLISHED: 14:09 21 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:09 21 December 2015
A Chislehurst teenager who was once told to give up her acting dream, is set to become the next star in Eastenders.
Tilly Keeper, 18, has landed the role of Louise Mitchell, the daughter of the show’s reputed hard-man Phil Mitchell.
After joining theatre school aged 4, Miss Keeper had two to three different classes a week, first appearing in a pantomime aged 7.
Miss Keeper, who studied at Bromley’s D&B Academy of Performing Arts said: “I just didn’t believe in a million years I would be in Eastenders.
“I am so thrilled to be joining the Mitchell clan, it is a dream come true, and I can’t wait to get stuck into the role and see what lies in store for Louise.
“Someone once said to be me that I needed to burst my dream bubble of being an actress, but D&B always believed in me.
“They’ve been such a large part of my life for so long – they are always there to offer advice and support – I regard everyone there as my second family.
D&B co-founder and director Bonnie Sullivan said: “We are thrilled for Tilly who is a really talented young actress whom we have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for 14 years. She has come a long way since her early days aged 4, and has an amazing future ahead of her in the Performing Arts.
“It is very pleasing that Tilly brings to five the number of D&B pupils who we have helped secure roles in EastEnders including Eliot who is currently playing Bobby Beale.
“Everyone at D&B wishes Tilly all our best wishes and we will all be glued to our TVs to watch her debut appearance in the New Year.”