Years active 1997–present
|Name Elaine Symons|
|Born 4 December 1974 (age 41) (1974-12-04) Ireland|
Elaine Symons (born 4 December 1974) is an Irish actress who was trained at the prestigious RADA(Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) active on television since 1997. She is most notable for her role as alcoholic mother-of-five Rose Kelly in the BBC One school TV drama Waterloo Road, making her first appearance in the first episode of the show's fourth series, screened on 7 January 2009. Her earlier credits include roles in "Sinners" Totally Frank, Waking the Dead, As If, Custer's Last Stand-up and Touched by an Angel. In 2011 Elaine Symons played the role of Kerry Cadogan in the BBC One medical TV drama Holby City.
Symons starred as Lyra Belacqua in the November 2004 revival of His Dark Materials (play) at the Olivier, National Theatre.Duck (Royal Court), The Seagull (Bristol Old Vic), Lovers (Young Vic), A Month in the Country (Abbey Theatre - nomination for Irish Times Award), Richard III (Trinity, Dublin)