Michelle Keegan

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Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan.jpg
Born (1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 27)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2007–present
Known for Role of Tina McIntyre
Notable work(s) Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2008–2014)
Partner(s) Anthony Quinlan (2006–2008)
Brad Howard (2008–2010)
Max George (2010–2012)
Mark Wright (2012–present)

Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress best known for playing the role of Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, from 2008 to 2014.

Early life[edit]

Keegan was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester,[1] the daughter of an English father and Gibraltarian mother.[2] She attended St Patrick's RC High School in Salford,[3] and later the Manchester School of Acting.[4] She worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre,[5] and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.[6]

Career[edit]

In late 2007, in only her second audition, Keegan was offered the chance to play the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and accepted the role.[6] She left the show in May 2014.[7] In 2009, she went on Stephen Mulhern's Anonymous, a prank show on ITV.[8] On 14 June 2009, Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart.[6]

Keegan was on the cover of FHM in January 2011, and placed number 30 and number 26 in their 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010 and 2011, respectively. She would then appear in FHM again in March 2013 and was placed at number four in the 2013 poll.[9]

Keegan joined Coronation Street in 2008, beating around 900 other people who were also trying out for the part. She played Tina McIntyre until the character's death in late May 2014. Keegan's last episode on the soap was aired on 27 May 2014.[10][11]

Keegan later flew out to South Africa to film a special film for Coronation Street, and starred in the 2009 Red Dwarf Easter special. In June 2014, she will go on a European Tour to perform as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.

Personal life[edit]

Keegan was engaged to The Wanted's Max George after meeting him at one of their concerts in December 2010. They broke up in mid-2012.[12] She began dating Mark Wright in December 2012.[13] On 9 September 2013, it was confirmed the two were engaged.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Coronation Street: Out of Africa Tina McIntyre
2009 Red Dwarf Herself
2010 The Jeremy Kyle Show Tina McIntyre

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2014 Coronation Street Tina McIntyre British Soap Award for Best Newcomer (2008)
British Soap Award for Sexiest Female (2009–2014)
2015 Ordinary Lies Tracy

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Peter Pan Tinkerbell European Tour

Awards[edit]

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

  • "Sexiest Female" at The British Soap Awards 2012
  • "Best Soap Actress" at the TV Choice Awards
  • "Sexiest Female" at the Inside Soap Awards
  • "Best Dressed Soap Star" at the Inside Soap Awards

2013

2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilkington, Diana (25 February 2009). "'I was an ugly duckling ' says glamorous Corrie star Michelle Keegan". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan: I can stand on my head for 5 minutes". Now. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Kathryn (5 March 2009). "Michelle modest over TV's sexiest soap star mantle". Salford Advertiser. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Cox, Emma (1 March 2008). "Michelle: I'd go nude for scene". The Sun (London). 
  5. ^ Sloan, Billy (16 March 2008). "Corrie's Michelle Keegan On Going From Shop Girl To Soap Star". Sunday Mail. 
  6. ^ a b c "Michelle Keegan plays Tina McIntyre". TVNZ. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Michelle Keegan Departure". itv.com. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Anonymous". comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Michelle Keegan – Soap Fox". FHM.com. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s3/coronation-street/news/a474803/michelle-keegan-confirms-coronation-street-exit.html
  11. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s3/coronation-street/news/a571684/coronation-street-confirms-tina-mcintyre-murder-suspects.html#~oFlUC9gmZ6khG6
  12. ^ Bull, Sarah (11 April 2012). "Sombre Michelle Keegan cuts a glum figure as Max George reveals pair have called off their engagement". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Manning, Jenny (28 February 2013). "Carol Wright: I hope Mark weds Michelle, I'm ready to be a grandma". The Sun (London). Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "'It's true.... we're SO happy!' Excited Michelle Keegan confirms she and Mark Wright are engaged after his romantic beach proposal in Dubai". Daily Mail (London). 
  15. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/news/a573225/british-soap-awards-2014-winners-in-full.html

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