Angela Griffin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Angela Griffin
Born Angella Mellissa Griffin
(1976-07-19) 19 July 1976 (age 38)
Leeds, England
Years active 1992 - present
Spouse(s) Jason Milligan

Angela Mellissa Griffin (born 19 July 1976 in Leeds[1]) is an English actress and television presenter who has been active on British television since the early 1990s.

Acting career[edit]

She appeared in the popular long-running British soap operas Emmerdale and most famously in Coronation Street as Fiona Middleton from 1993 to 1998. Subsequently she joined the original cast of the BBC medical drama series Holby City as Staff Nurse Jasmine Hopkins, but left at the end of the third series in 2001 because the next series would be longer. She has also appeared in the BBC dramas Cutting It and Down to Earth.

In October 2001 Griffin presented a programme on the UK's Channel 4 on the subject of mixed race people in British society. The show included interviews with a large number of well-known British mixed-race people such as Bruce Oldfield and Hanif Kureishi, as well as political figures such as Tony Benn.

From 2006 to 2010 she appeared as teacher Kim Campbell alongside former Cutting It co-star Jason Merrells in the BBC school drama series Waterloo Road. She took a break during the third series in late 2007/early 2008, but returned to the role for the fourth series in 2009. However, she left once again at the end of the fifth series to concentrate on her new daytime show on Sky1.

Griffin had her own live daytime show on Sky1 called Angela and Friends, a mix of health, celebrity gossip, which ran from November 2009 to July 2010. She was joined by her best friends Lisa Faulkner and Nicola Stephenson.[2] She presented The Midweek National Lottery in 1999 and also took part in the BBC's millennium programme on New Year's Eve. She also did the pilot for the show Dishes on Channel 4, but decided against presenting it once it had been commissioned. The job was then taken on by Kate Thornton. Griffin also provides the voice of Amy, the vet in children's television show Postman Pat. On 27 March 2007 Griffin appeared on the daytime cooking show Daily Cooks Challenge, in which she revealed among some of her favourite dishes were banana fritters, and lobster noodles.

In March 2008 Griffin appeared on the weeklong daytime reality show Murder Most Famous, where with five other celebrities she began to write a crime novel, coached by crime writer Minette Walters, the end prize being, having winning celebrities' work of fiction published. It was won by actress Sherrie Hewson.[3]

In January 2010 Angela co-presented Sky 1's coverage of the Golden Globes red carpet alongside Gethin Jones.

She is currently appearing in the Sky TV comedy drama Mount Pleasant and Emergency With Angela Griffin.

In 2012 she appeared in BBC2's 'The Great Sport Relief Bake-Off' and was one of three finalists. Currently appearing in One Man, Two Guvners as Dolly.

She is also the mother of Tallulah and Mellissa Milligan

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]