Wind in the Willows

Denise Welch

— Mrs Otter & Barge Woman

Denise was born in Whitley Bay near Newcastle & started her career there at Live Theatre in Tom Hadaways Yesterday's Children.

Theatre includes: The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice (Royal Exchange); Steel Magnolias (UK Tour); Smack Family Robinson (Rose Theatre, Kingston); The Ancient Secret of Youth and The 5 Tibetans (Bolton Octagon); Grease (Haymarket Leicester); Yakety Yak (Astoria Theatre).

Television includes: Coronation Street (ITV); Waterloo Road (BBC); Boy Meets Girl (BBC), Down to Earth, Soldier Soldier (ITV) Spender (BBC), Benidorm (ITV); EastEnders (BBC); Inspector George Gently (BBC); Down To Earth (BBC); Born and Bred (BBC); The Vice (BBC).

Denise was a regular panellist and anchor on hit ITV chat show Loose Women for ten years.

Film includes: The Jealous God, Finding Fatimah and Burning Men.

Denise recently produced her own short film Black Eyed Susan which is currently on the festival circuit.  She has written 2 personal memoirs and 2 novels. Her second, A Mothers Bond, has just been published.