21 March 1987 |
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
||Singer, model, actress, musician
||Vocals, piano, drums, guitar
Rachel Hyde-Harvey (born 21 March 1987 in Kettering, Northamptonshire) is a British actress and singer best known for her role as Amy in the CBBC's I Dream alongside S Club 8.
Rachel attended Chaplins Stage School, Northampton. Then she trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School with her I Dream co-star Matt Di Angelo.
Rachel began her acting career in 1998, when she has played Juliet in the drama Romeo and Juliet. In 2000, she took part in two theater productions, both at Wellingborough Castle Youth Theatre: Road, in the role of Helen, and Haroun and the Sea of Stories. In 2001, she played Abigail in The Crucible at Wellingborough Castle Youth Theatre. Rachel was in the cast of Bad'nuff in London's Soho Theatre, playing Jay. In 2004, she played Amy in the hit teen drama I Dream on the BBC. In 2007, Rachel played Margo in My Family and Other Animals at the Jersey Arts Centre/Corfu. From November 2008 to January 2009, Rachel played Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the South Hill Park Hill Arts Centre in Bracknell. From 2008 to 2010, she played Sofia in Sofia's Diary on Bebo and Channel 5. She also appeared in the Busted's "What I go to school for" video, as a school girl. She was an extra in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban as an Hogwarts' chorus member.
From a young age, Rachel was the lead vocalist for several local rock bands, contributing music and lyrics. Later she recorded a few songs with a band called Glitch Code.