Beverley Elliott

Beverley Elliott, born in Listowel, Ontario, where she watched The Carol Burnett Show and dreamt of TV stardom, shocked her parents by leaving a secretarial career in her 20s to pursue singing and acting. Her journey to fame began with various opportunities, including a memorable stint as a chicken in a theatre sports show at the Pacific National Exhibition.

Based in Vancouver for the past 30 years, Beverley has amassed over 100 film and TV credits, gaining worldwide recognition for her role as “Granny” on ABC’s hit series Once Upon a Time. Her film credits include Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and more. She has also been a TV series regular in shows like Mysterious Ways and Harper’s Island, and has starred in numerous Hallmark and Lifetime movies.

Aside from her screen work, Beverley is a successful singer-songwriter with four CDs, including two children’s CDs used in children’s health care facilities. She performs regularly in concerts and festivals, entertaining audiences with her earthy, inspiring folk music with a pop twist.

Her theatrical career has taken her across Canada, and she has written two one-woman shows, Didn’t See That Coming and Sink or Swim, both well-received at fringe festivals. Beverley is also highly sought after as an MC, hosting events like the Vancouver Leo Awards.

Beverley’s talents and dedication to her craft have made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, respected for her work as an actress, writer, musician, and teacher, inspiring young talents in the performing arts.

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