Carrie Hope Fletcher

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Carrie Hope Fletcher
Birth name Carrie Hope Fletcher
Born (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 22)
Harrow, London, England
Origin London
United Kingdom
Genres Musical theatre, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, musician, youtuber, blogger, author
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano, saxophone
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Les Misérables, Tom Fletcher, War of the Worlds
Website Website, YouTube

Carrie Hope Fletcher (born 22 October 1992) is an English musician, actress, writer and vlogger from London, England. Fletcher has released three singles and has a fan base of over 500,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel titled ItsWayPastMyBedTime.[1] Additionally, Fletcher has a second channel called TwentyThirtyTwo, which has over 75,000 subscribers.

She is currently playing Éponine in the Les Misérables production at the Queen's Theatre in London. When she was younger she also played young Éponine, making her the only actress to play both adult and child Éponine in the West End. In November–December 2014 she played Beth in the final arena tour of Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds. In May 2014, she announced her first book, All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, which was released April 23rd 2015.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fletcher grew up in South Harrow, England.[3] Her father, Bob, worked at Kodak and her mother, Debbie, worked as a learning support teacher.[4] Her older brother Tom Fletcher is a lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly and is currently in supergroup McBusted. She started acting when she was just five years old, in a short Channel 4 ident before starring in a Honey Nut Cheerios[5] commercial. Fletcher has also played several short television roles, including Jenny in the CITV show "Dog and Duck". [6] She replaced Danielle Hope in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre in London in June 2013 as Eponine, making her the only British Actress to play both Young Eponine and older Eponine.[7] She also featured in War of the Worlds on the UK tour in late 2014. In early 2014, Carrie Hope Fletcher confirmed that after she ends her Les Misérables run in 2016, she will be cutting 7-12 inches of her hair off for charity.

Theatre Credits[edit]

Theatre
Start year Production Role Notes and awards
2001 Les Miserables Young Eponine
  • The Palace Theatre, London
2002 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jemima Potts
  • The London Palladium
  • Features on the Original Cast Recording
2004-2005 Mary Poppins Jane Banks
  • Prince Edward Theatre, London
2005 The Wind In The Willows Weasel/Duck
  • Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London
2013 Les Miserables Eponine
  • Queen's Theatre, London (June 2013 - present)
  • Awarded the "WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover In A Role" 2013
2014 The War of the Worlds Beth
  • Farewell Thunderchild Tour (27 November - 16 December)
  • Tour Locations: Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, London, Brighton and Amsterdam

YouTube[edit]

Fletcher originally started her YouTube channel, ItsWayPastMyBedTime, to post covers of popular songs as well as some original material. As her audience grew, she began to post travel vlogs, stories, and short sketches. She has since amassed a large following of over 564,700 subscribers, who refer to themselves as the "Hopefuls" (taken from her middle name, Hope).

In early 2014 she started a new series of videos with her brother, Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna in which they post online video 'letters' to one another. The series is entitled 'Dear Tom&Gi and Dear Carrie'. Her videos comprise mostly of vlogs and, on occasion, song covers and original pieces.

Music[edit]

Fletcher has produced four singles and has been featured in other artists’ work, such as Charlie Yang’s “Nobody Can Fix This”, released in 2012. She performed to benefit Sheytoons at the St. James Theater, as well as Ramin Karimloo on his 2012 "Road To Find Out" tour.[8] She posts numerous covers on her YouTube channel, occasionally featuring her brother Tom and other YouTubers. She also is featured in Alex Day’s 2013 album Epigrams and Interludes on the songs covering “Poison” and “This Kiss.”

Songs[edit]

  • "Keep Up With My Love" (2015)
  • "Guess We'll Never Know" (2014)
  • "Boys In Books" (2013)
  • “The Way We Were” (2013)
  • "Running Through Rivers" (2012)
  • "One of Me" (2012)
  • "Together" (2012)
  • "Tell Me" (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ItsWayPastMyBedTime". 
  2. ^ "Three Wishes". YouTube. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "20 Questions with ...Les Miserables' Carrie Hope Fletcher". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Gannon, Louise. "The super McFly guys". Mail Online (The Daily Mail) (London). Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S0m8iNKhn8
  6. ^ "Carrie Hope Fletcher credits". Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Major Cast Change in the West End". Cameron Mackintosh Overseas Limited. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. ^ name="lesmis.com">"Cast and Creatives: Carrie Hope Fletcher". lesmis.com. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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