Carol has worked as a professional screenwriter for twenty years, writing some of TV’s best drama series. She has written a British feature film, Crazy, which is presently in development, and also an exciting new musical All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical about the life of the Small Faces. It had its world premiere at The Vaults Theatre in London in 2016 followed by a UK tour with a second season at The Vaults, and will tour again in 2017.
Carol is also one of the UK’s best recognised and highly respected actresses. She is probably best known as the exciting, fiery and passionate Louise Raymond in Eastenders . The storyline between her and son-in-law Grant Mitchell gripped the nation and it was for this storyline that Eastenders won the BAFTA for best soap for the first time. Other well-known screen roles include Gloria in Brushstrokes and Moff’s Mum in the cult film Human Traffic. On stage she has worked for the National Theatre, the Royal Court and became the founder member of the renowned Half Moon Theatre in East London.
On leaving Eastenders, Carol was ready to complete her life-long ambition - to go back to her studies. She embarked on a course at the University of Arts and graduated with an MA in screenwriting in 2001. As a consequence, Carol now inspires up and coming writers, directors and actors, sharing her skills as a lecturer in Screenwriting and Acting, and is Creative Director of Brighton Film School.