Keeley Hawes

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Keeley Hawes
Keeley Hawes phone pic 08.jpg
Hawes in 2008
Born Clare Julia Hawes
(1976-02-10) 10 February 1976 (age 38)
Marylebone, London, England
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Spencer McCallum (2001–2004)
Matthew Macfadyen (2004–present)
Children 3

Keeley Hawes (born Clare Julia Hawes; 10 February 1976) is an English actress and former model. She starred in The Last September (1999) and has voiced roles in video games, such as Lara Croft in several of the Tomb Raider games. She is also known for her roles as Zoe Reynolds in Spooks-aka "MI-5"-(2002–04), Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008–10), and Lady Agnes in the 2010–12 remake of Upstairs, Downstairs. She starred in the second series of the BBC Two police drama Line of Duty as Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton.

Early life[edit]

Hawes was born in Marylebone, London, the daughter of a cab driver. She was trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, which included ten years of elocution lessons.[1] She left home at age 17 and worked in a casino until she was spotted by a modelling scout on Oxford Street and signed up by Select.

Career[edit]

Early on in her career, Hawes starred in at least four music videos, for the singles "Saturday Night" by Suede, "Marvellous" by the The Lightning Seeds, "Come Around" by The Mutton Birds, and "She's a Star" by James. She first came into the public eye in the 1990s, having supporting roles in Troublemakers, Dennis Potter's Karaoke (1995),[2] Heartbeat (1995), The Beggar Bride (1997), and as the young Diana Dors in the biopic, The Blonde Bombshell (1999).

Hawes appeared in several adaptations of classic and modern literature: Our Mutual Friend (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), the somewhat controversial Tipping the Velvet (2002), and Under the Greenwood Tree (2005). From 2002 to 2004, she appeared as Zoe Reynolds in the spy drama series Spooks. Among the co-stars was her future husband Matthew Macfadyen. In 2003, she appeared in the BBC's re-telling of The Canterbury Tales. From 2006 to 2007, she appeared as Rosie in the British comedy Vicar of Dibley. She was also cast as Jane in the 2007 comedy Death at a Funeral. In February 2006, it was revealed that Hawes had replaced Jonell Elliott as the voice of Lara Croft. She voiced the role in Tomb Raider: Legend, reprising her role in the 2007 remake of the original Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and again in 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld. She has also recorded her lines for the arcade-style Tomb Raider game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, released in 2010. She will return to voicing Lara again in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light sequel Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris which is set to be released in 2014.

In 2007, Hawes was cast as Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes, the spin-off to the hit BBC series Life on Mars. It told the story of a female police officer in service with London's Metropolitan Police, who, after being shot in 2008, inexplicably regains consciousness in 1981, having assimilated Sam Tyler's fantasies after being imprisoned in a coma. The series, broadcast in 2008, follows her fighting to wake up from the world of 1983 so she can get back to the present day and save her daughter. She was awarded the Best UK Television Actress Award in 2008 by the Glamour Awards for her role.[citation needed] In September 2009, Hawes filmed the final series. The finale aired in May and gained over seven million viewers.

In April 2008, Hawes began filming the BBC drama Mutual Friends, which aired later that year. She appeared in the BAFTA award winning That Mitchell and Webb Look, and in 2010, was a guest on the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?.[citation needed] In 2009, she portrayed Det Supt Martha Lawson in a six episode ITV series, Identity. In December 2010, she starred as Lady Agnes Holland in the three episode relaunch of Upstairs, Downstairs.

On 25 April 2011, Hawes narrated the documentary Kate and William: A Royal Love Story on BBC One, prior to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.[citation needed] On 20 June 2011, she narrated the ITV1 documentary Four of a Kind as part of ITV's Extraordinary Families season.[citation needed] She appeared as Catherine Mundi in the fantasy adventure film Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box.[3] In 2014, she starred as Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton on the second series of the BBC Two drama Line of Duty.[4] In the autumn of 2014 she will guest star as Ms. Delphox in the eighth series of Doctor Who.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Hawes began a relationship with the cartoonist Spencer McCallum in 1995, and they married in December 2001 in Westminster, London; their son Myles was 20 months old.[6] They divorced in 2004. In 2002, Hawes began a relationship with Matthew Macfadyen,[7] eventually marrying him in November 2004 in the Richmond-upon-Thames Register Office.[8] Their first child, Maggie, was born two months later.[9] Their second child, son Ralph, was born in September 2006.[10]

In 2002, after working on the television adaptation of Tipping the Velvet, Hawes was quoted in interviews with Diva magazine and Radio Times as saying that she is bisexual.[11][12] Later, in a Daily Mail article, she explained that "what I actually said was that everybody is probably perfectly capable of finding somebody of the same sex attractive, but I certainly haven't had any lesbian relationships",[13] and in the Radio Times, she said "maybe what I meant is that everyone is a little bit bisexual. I've been married twice, both times to men".[14]

Along with her husband, Hawes is a patron of CHASE hospice care for children.[15] In 2009, she filmed a video introduction and recorded voiceovers for a Virtual Tour of Christopher's, the CHASE Children's Hospice in Surrey.[16] The couple are also both patrons of the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Avengers Tamara
1999 The Last September Lois Farquar
2000 Complicity Yvonne
2001 Othello Dessie Brabant Television film
2003 Chaos and Cadavers Samantha Taggert
2005 A Cock and Bull Story Elizabeth
2007 Death at a Funeral Jane
2008 The Bank Job Wendy Leather
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Adult Jessie
2013 Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box Catherine Mundi
2013 The Lady Vanishes Mrs Todhunter Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Forever Green Carol Season 1, episode 3
1990 Troublemakers Mandy 6 episodes
1992 Ruth Rendell Mysteries Sarah Mabledene Episode: "Talking to Strange Men"
1996 Pie in the Sky Stella Jackson 2 episodes
1996 Karaoke Linda Langer Episode: "Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday"
1996 Heartbeat Michelle Episode: "Snapped"
1997 The Beggar Bride Angela Harper
1998 Our Mutual Friend Lizzie Hexam 4 episodes
1998 The Cater Street Hangman Charlotte Ellison
1999 The Blonde Bombshell Younger Diana Dors
1999 Wives and Daughters Cynthia Kirkpatrick 4 episodes
2001 Hotel! Tricia
2001 Murder in Mind Deborah Episode: "Sleeper"
2002 A Is for Acid Gillian Rogers
2002 Me and Mrs Jones Jane
2002 Tipping the Velvet Kitty Butler
2002 Spooks Zoe Reynolds
2003 Lucky Jim Christine Callaghan
2003 The Canterbury Tales Emily
2004 Sex & Lies Kate
2004 The Murdoch Mysteries Dr. Julia Ogden 2 episodes
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Ella Macbeth Episode: "Macbeth"
2005 Agatha Christie's Marple Philippa Haymes Episode: "A Murder Is Announced"
2005 Under the Greenwood Tree Fancy Day
2005 The Best Man Kate Sheldrake
2006 After Thomas Nicola Graham
2006–2007 The Vicar of Dibley Rosie Kennedy 2 episodes
2008–2010 Ashes to Ashes DI Alex Drake
2008 Mutual Friends Jen
2010 Identity DSI Martha Lawson
2010 That Mitchell and Webb Look Herself Series 4, episode 1
2010 Would I Lie to You? Herself Series 4, episode 3
2010–2012 Upstairs, Downstairs Lady Agnes Holland[17] 9 episodes
2011 Kate & William: A Royal Love Story Narrator Documentary
2011 Four Of A Kind Narrator
2013 The Tunnel Suze Harcourt
2013 Ambassadors Jennifer
2014 Line of Duty DI Lindsay Denton 6 episodes
2014 Doctor Who Ms Delphox/Madame Karabraxos Episode: "Time Heist"

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Rocket to the Moon Belle National Theatre
2013 Barking in Essex Chrissie Wyndham Theatre

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2006 Tomb Raider: Legend Lara Croft
2007 Tomb Raider: Anniversary Lara Croft
2008 Tomb Raider: Underworld Lara Croft
2009 Tomb Raider: Underworld - Beneath the Ashes Lara Croft
2009 Tomb Raider: Underworld - Lara's Shadow Lara Croft
2010 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Lara Croft
2014 Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Lara Croft

Awards[edit]

Hawes was awarded the "Best UK Television Actress Award" in 2008 by the Glamour Awards for her role in Ashes to Ashes. She was also nominated for a TV Choice Award for the same role, and for the Best Actress award at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mullen, Lost Voices". Phon.ucl.ac.uk. 18 June 1999. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Angela Wintle (October 2010). "Ashes to Ashes star Keeley Hawes on co-stars, Surrey life and hitting the big time". Surrey Life. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Adam Dawtrey (11 April 2012). http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052510. Variety Article. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Line of Duty series 2 on BBC Two". Northern Ireland Screen. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Series 8: Keeley Hawes cast as Ms Delphox". Doctor Who TV. 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  6. ^ Alison Boshoff (22 February 2008). "The very bizarre love life of Ashes to Ashes' rising star Keeley Hawes". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Alison Boshoff (22 February 2008). "The very bizarre love life of Ashes to Ashes' rising star Keeley Hawes". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Liz Hoggard (11 March 2006). "Keeley Hawes: Life after Spooks". London: The Independent. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Liz Hoggard (1 April 2010). "Ashes to Ashes star Keeley Hawes on surviving a showbiz marriage". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes welcome second child". People.com. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Czyzselska, Jana (1 October 2002). "Dyke Drama". Diva. Retrieved 13 December 2007. 
  12. ^ Radio Times, Tipping the Velvet, 5–11 October 2002
  13. ^ Paton, Maureen (5 April 2009). "Keeley Hawes: 'There's a birth and a snog and lots of deaths'". Daily Mail (London: Associated Newspapers Ltd.). Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  14. ^ browne (3 March 2008). "Keeley Hawes: still delectable, but bisexual". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  15. ^ Rebecca Younger (23 December 2009). "Charity brings Christmas magic to CHASE children". Get Surrey. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  16. ^ Helen Barrett (23 September 2009). "Digital Campaign of the Week: Chase Hospice Care for Children". Third Sector. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  17. ^ Hastings, Chris (25 July 2010). "What WOULD Mrs Bridges think? Upstairs, Downstairs is back... with Keeley Hawes". Daily Mail (London). 
  18. ^ Allen, Kate (7 September 2009). "Coben, Cole, Atkinson vie for crime awards". The Bookseller. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 

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