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Date of Birth 1 August 1945Dorking, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameMaureen Laila Oldman

Mini Bio (1)

Laila Morse was born on August 1, 1945 in Dorking, Surrey, England as Maureen Laila Oldman. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Nil by Mouth (1997) and Love, Honor and Obey (2000). She was previously married to James Bass and Gerald Bromfield.

Spouse (2)

James Bass (July 1995 - 2001) (divorced)
Gerald Bromfield (September 1963 - 1970) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Older sister of Gary Oldman.
'Laila Morse' is a pseudonym originally suggested by her brother, Gary Oldman. It is an anagram of 'mia sorella' - the Italian for 'my sister'.
Ex-sister-in-law of Uma Thurman, Lesley Manville and Donya Fiorentino.
Aunt of Alfie Oldman.
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.
As of 2014 she is the 7th-longest serving actress in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Natalie Cassidy and behind only Pam St. Clement, June Brown, Wendy Richard, Letitia Dean, Barbara Windsor and Gillian Taylforth), having played the character Mo Harris for 14 years (from 2000 onwards).
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).
Prior to becoming an actress Morse worked as a van driver.
Separated from her 1st husband Gerald Bromfield just 5 days after giving birth to their son, Gerry.
Is one of 9 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) and Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher).
Successfully battled breast cancer in 2001.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 23, a s 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.

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