Kerry Norton

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Kerry Norton

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Kerry Norton
Born 1974 (age 42–43)
Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Occupation Actress, singer
Spouse(s) Jamie Bamber
Children 3

Kerry Norton (born 1974 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, England) is an English actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Norton was a gymnast before becoming an actress.

Acting career[edit]

Kerry had a small part on the American TV series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch in 1996. The episode, entitled “A Girl and Her Cat“, saw Norton putting her years of gymnast training to the test. Norton played the part of Lulu, a very flexible gymnastic witch, who was engaged to Sabrina’s second cousin.

She has made several guest appearances on Battlestar Galactica as paramedic Layne Ishay (with her real-life husband as Major Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama). Ishay saves Commander Adama’s life when shot by Sharon “Boomer” Valerii. She was in the first three episodes of season 2, “Scattered“, “Valley of Darkness” and “Fragged“, and a later episode entitled “Downloaded“. She also appeared in the season 3 episode “Taking a Break from All Your Worries“, and the season 4 episodes “A Disquiet Follows My Soul“, “No Exit“, “Islanded in a Stream of Stars” and “Daybreak, Parts 1 and 2“.

She also played the leading role of Anne Alstein in The Screwfly Solution. She played the part of Maxi Purvis in Bad Girls‘ third and fourth series and was a member of the original cast of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners.

She also appeared in a Fairy Liquid television advertisement in 2010.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

In 2005 she recorded an album of covers, titled Young Heart. Track number three (“Everlasting Love“) has also been used in a commercial for Grolsch Brewery. In that same year she was invited to record Greensleeves(song) as a duet with famous Dutch singer Rene Froger for his Christmas album Pure Christmas (released on EMI Music).

Personal life[edit]

Norton is married to English actor Jamie Bamber, and they have three daughters: Isla Elizabeth Angela Griffith, and twins Darcy and Ava. She has two sisters, Jackie and Lorraine, and a brother named Matthew.

Norton and Bamber appeared together in the “Making Friends” episode of the 2003 BBC series The Human Mind which featured the birth of Isla.

Filmography[edit]

Film & television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Demonsoul Erica Steele
1996 Virtual Terror Caroline Jarvis
1996 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Lulu Episode — “Season 1.11: A Girl and Her Cat
1997 The Weird Al Show Contortionist #1 5 episodes
2001 Casualty ‘Sporty Spice’ Episode — “Season 15.20: Girl Power
2001–2002 Bad Girls Maxi Purvis Lead role; season 3–4; 17 episodes
2003 The Devil’s Tattoo Annie
2004 Murphy’s Law Polly McKenna Episode — “Season 2.1: Jack’s Back
2004–2006 EastEnders Nurse Rosa 4 episodes
2006 Masters of Horror Anne Episode — “Season 2.7: The Screwfly Solution
2005–2009 Battlestar Galactica Medic Layne Ishay 10 episodes
2012 Filly Brown Amanda Hutchinson
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