Beverley Elliott grew up watching “The Carol Burnett Show” and dreaming of being on TV. Born in the booming metropolis of Listowel, Ontario, famous for its Campbellâs Soup factory, Beverley shocked her parents in her 20s by giving up a glamorous secretarial career to become a singer and actor. When she told them her plans, their response was, âYou sing?â
For the past 30 years, Beverley has been based in Vancouver and has earned over 100 film and TV credits. She is well known around the world for her recurring role as Granny on ABCâs hit series, Once Upon a Time. Recently, she played a âcrusty nannyâ in Man Maid, a Hallmark movie. Other film credits include Clint Eastwoodâs Academy Award-winning Unforgiven, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, The Santa Clause Two, Bye Bye Blues and Who’s Harry Crumb. Beverley has also been a TV series regular in Harper’s Island, Hope Island, Kingdom Hospital, and Bordertown.