Alex Carter (British actor)

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Alex Carter
Born (1982-05-07) 7 May 1982 (age 33)
Bolton, England
Occupation Actor and writer
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Alex Carter (born 7 May 1982 in Bolton, Greater Manchester) is an English actor, writer and radio presenter, mostly known for his roles as Jamie Hope in Emmerdale and Lee Hunter in Hollyoaks.

Early life[edit]

Carter's parents own the Post Office in Delph, Saddleworth,[citation needed] whilst his brother Bruce is in a band called The Whip. Carter attended the Blue Coat School, Oldham.[1]

A lifelong fan of Oldham Athletic football club, Carter presented the Saturday afternoon sports programme Latics Live on The Revolution.

Life and career[edit]

After starring in CITV show Adam's Family Tree, in 1999 Carter was cast as Craig Harrison in Sunday evening drama Where the Heart Is. He then joined the cast of Hollyoaks as Lee Hunter, staying for four years before his character hi pal left to embark on a round the world tour.

He then joined Emmerdale on 16 February 2006 as Jamie Hope in the ITV soap Emmerdale.[2] On 8 February 2010, whilst appearing on Shaun Keaveny's breakfast show on BBC 6 Music,[3] he announced that he was leaving Emmerdale after four years.[4] On 15 March 2010 it was confirmed that after a five-year hiatus, Carter was returning to Hollyoaks.[5]

In 2011, Carter appeared in BBC Three comedy How Not to Live Your Life as Blake; Don's Boss.[6] In August 2012 he became a series regular in In with the Flynns on BBC1 as Kevin Flynn, younger brother to Will Mellor's Liam Flynn. In 2013, Carter starred in the Sky special Love Matters, written by Isy Suttie.[7] and the period ITV costume drama Downton Abbey as Walter in Series Four of the show.

In late 2015 he started as Lino in the new BBC1 Police series Cuffs set it Brighton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrity guest confirmed for 'Our Oldham' launch party". Press Release Reference: LJ/PR/CYPF/101/08. Oldham Council. 17 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  2. ^ Jamie Hope ITV website
  3. ^ Shaun Keaveny BBC 6music website
  4. ^ "Alex Carter quits 'Emmerdale'". Digital Spy. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Alex Carter returns to 'Hollyoaks'". Digital Spy. 15 March 2010. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  6. ^ [1]. BBC. Retrieved on 22 December 2011.
  7. ^ http://skyliving.sky.com/love-matters/love-matters-about-the-season-of-comedy-films#!imageId=8ad589813d174a10013d1b85b9336d63

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