Elaine Lordan

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Elaine Lordan
Born Elaine Lordan
(1966-12-15) 15 December 1966 (age 47)
Islington, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983-present
Spouse(s) Peter Manuel
(15 December 2005 - Present)

Elaine Lordan (born 15 December 1966 in Islington, London, England) is a British actress.

Lordan is most famous for her role as Lynne Hobbs in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, which she appeared in from 2000 until 2004.[1][2] Following reports of drunken behaviour on and off the set, Lordan left the show in mid-2004.[2][3][4] Before landing the role of Lynne Hobbs in EastEnders, Elaine worked as an aerobics instructor for 10 years. Elaine appeared in Gimme Gimme Gimme as Linda La Hughes's Eurovision-singing sister Sugar Walls in two episodes (1999: credited as Elaine Morgan, 2000). She also appeared in Game On as Mandy's university friend Julia in 1996, Tucker's Luck and Casualty.

She appeared on the fifth series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! in November 2005, but within a day of arriving she passed out and was removed from camp on medical advice.[5] She was the first person to be voted off the 2007 series of Soapstar Superstar after performing Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache".

She married Peter Manuel in December 2005, and her baby son died a few days later, aged one, having had surgery for a diaphragmatic hernia.[6] This tragedy came just nine months after the suicide of her mother Bernie. She became pregnant again in 2007 but suffered a miscarriage. Fresh tragedy occurred in April 2008 with the death of her father from a degenerative illness.[7]

She wrote about this part of her life in the book Whatever It Takes: A Story of Family Survival (2008).

Lordan is a supporter of the Labour Party and has criticised the Conservative Party and in particular its former leader and prime minister Margaret Thatcher.[8]


External links[edit]

Elaine Lordan at the Internet Movie Database