Christina Cole

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Christina Cole
ChristinaColeSept10.jpg
Cole in September 2010
Born (1982-05-08) 8 May 1982 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Alma mater Oxford School of Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Christina Cole (born 8 May 1982) is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.

Early life[edit]

Born in London,[1] Cole is the eldest of three siblings. She has a younger sister, Cassandra, and a brother, Dominic. Her mother is a telecentre manager and her father is a driving instructor.[2] Cole trained at the Oxford School of Drama,[1] graduating in 2002.[3]

Career[edit]

Cole won the role of Clarissa Payne in What A Girl Wants (2003), featuring Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes, while still at drama school. She graduated early to begin filming.[1] She was then cast as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet at Theatr Clwyd.[1]

Cole's first lead role was that of Cassie Hughes in Hex. She portrayed Cassie for the whole of the first season and the first three episodes of the second. Upon her departure the character was killed off.[4] Co-star Jemima Rooper has stated that the reason for Cole's exit from the show was that she wanted to move on.[5]

After leaving Hex, Cole went on to appear as Blanche Ingram in the critically acclaimed Jane Eyre TV serial for the BBC and guest starred as Lilith in the Doctor Who episode "The Shakespeare Code". She provided an audio commentary for the episode on the DVD release of the show's third series alongside David Tennant.[6]

Other roles include a cameo in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006) as the receptionist at the Ocean Club Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas and Diana Mann in the pilot episode of Cane, Cole's first appearance on US television. She has also appeared as Mel in the ITV sitcom Sold,[7] as Jenny Walker in 2007's The Deaths of Ian Stone, and as Charlotte Warren in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day from 2008.

Cole once again played alongside Jemima Rooper as Caroline Bingley in Lost in Austen.[8]

In 2009 Cole played Dr Sarah King in Poirot: Appointment with Death,[9] and was cast in the lead role of Maggie Hill,[10] a brilliant surgeon who endures adult-onset schizophrenia, in a pilot for Fox.[11] She also starred in the films Surviving Evil (2009) alongside Natalie Mendoza and Billy Zane, and Doghouse (2009), with Danny Dyer and Billy Murray. Cole stars in the upcoming noir science fiction action thriller film The Scribbler which is directed by Jake West.[12]

In 2012, Cole appeared in a music video for Cheyenne Jackson's Before You.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Project Lizzie Television movie
2003 What a Girl Wants Clarissa Payne
2005 A Most Mysterious Murder Rose Harsent Television movie
2006 Casino Royale Ocean Club Receptionist
2007 The Deaths of Ian Stone Jenny Walker
2007 Comedy Showcase: Ladies and Gentlemen Elizabeth Television movie
2008 Surviving Evil Phoebe Drake
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Charlotte Warren
2009 Doghouse Candy
2011 Blitz WPC

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Foyle's War Violet Davies Episode: "Among the Few"
2003 All About Me Sarah 2 episodes
2004 He Knew He Was Right Nora Rowley 4 episodes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Lettice Protheroe Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2004–2005 Hex Cassie Hughes 8 episodes
2006 Jane Eyre Blanche Ingram 4 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Lilith Episode: "The Shakespeare Code"
2007 Sea of Souls Rebecca Muir 2 episodes
2007 Cane Diana Mann Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Sold Mel 6 episodes
2008 Lost in Austen Caroline Bingley 4 episodes
2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot Sarah King Episode: "Appointment with Death"
2009 Maggie Hill Maggie Hill Unsold TV pilot
2009 Emma Mrs Elton 2 episodes
2010 Human Target Princess Victoria of Wales Episode: "Victoria"
2010 Midsomer Murders Sarah Sharp Episode: "The Silent Land"
2011 CHAOS Adele Ferrer 13 episodes
2011 Breakout Kings Lilah Tompkins Episode: "Queen of Hearts"
2011 Lewis Claire Gansa Episode: "The Mind Has Mountains"
2013 Silent Witness Imogen 2 episodes
2014 The Assets Louisa 8 episodes
2014 Rosemary's Baby Julie 2 episodes

Theatre[edit]

  • Romeo and Juliet, Theatr Clwyd, October 2002 to November 2002 (playing Juliet)[13]
  • The Tempest, Pegasus Theatre, February 2003 (role unknown)[14]
  • The Lightning Play, Almeida Theatre, November 2006 to January 2007 (playing Tabby Morris)[15]

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