Alice Barlow

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Alice Barlow
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Alice Barlow at the Inside Soap Awards 2011
Born (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 29)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2009–present

Alice Barlow (born 9 August 1991), is an English actress and singer, best known for her role in Hollyoaks as Rae Wilson.


She attended The Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield.[citation needed]


While a teenager Barlow won a national talent search Festival4Stars.[1] In 2008, Barlow took part 'The Stobart Factor' a talent competition, which was judged by The X Factor judge Louis Walsh. Walsh gave Barlow positive comments on her singing and told her she had 'style'. Alice went on to win the competition and won £10,000, in which she put towards an Invisalign to straighten her teeth.[2]

In October 2009, Alice made her television debut as Rae Wilson in Channel 4, Soap-opera, Hollyoaks.[3] While at Hollyoaks, Barlow won an All About Soap award for "Best Love Triangle", along with Kieron Richardson and Emmett J. Scanlan.[4] In early 2011, Barlow decided to leave the serial and her character was killed off in the late night spin-off Hollyoaks Later, which aired in September 2011. Barlow's departure was kept a secret until her exit scenes were aired.[5] While starring in the show she also presented linked project The Hollyoaks Music Show.[6] In 2012 Barlow secured the role of Bella in ITV drama series Crime Stories.[7]

On 15 February 2013, Digital Spy reported that Barlow had auditioned on the second series of The Voice UK[8] and has got through to the next round with Danny O'Donoghue as her coach.[9] Barlow was defeated in the battle rounds by Andrea Begley, the eventual winner of the show.

Following her elimination from the talent contest Barlow vowed to continue her ambition of a career in music.[10]

On 10 July, Barlow's management announced that she had secured the role of Sara in a new E4's comedy titled Drifters.[11] In 2014, Barlow filmed a guest appearance for the medical drama Casualty.[11] For 2015, Barlow secured a recurring role in ITV comedy Benidorm and a guest role in Russell T Davies' series Banana.[6]

As of 2018 Alice has made the jump from TV to the stage, making her debut starring in the new Dusty Springfield musical Son Of A Preacher Man, in which she plays the lead female role as Kat.


Year Film Role Notes Refs.
2009–2011 Hollyoaks Rae Wilson Regular role [6]
2011 Hollyoaks Later Rae Wilson Regular role [6]
2012 Crime Stories Bella Guest role [6]
2013–2016 Drifters Sara Recurring role [6]
2014 Casualty Lucy Guest role [6]
2014 Staff Room Emma Guest role [6]
2015 Benidorm Annie Recurring role [6]
2015 Banana Harriet Guest role [6]
2017 Coronation Street Nancy Briers Guest role [6]
2019 Doctors Sally Seaborn Guest role [6]
2019 Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators Bianca Percy Guest role [6]


  1. ^ "Heat is on for talented". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 6 April 2010.
  2. ^ Simpson, Oli (30 November 2009). "Alice Barlow: 'Louis said I have style'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ "There's no business like showbusiness!". Manchester Evening News. 7 October 2009. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (27 March 2011). "'Enders triumphs in All About Soap awards". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (9 September 2011). "Exclusive: 'Hollyoaks' Alice Barlow on Rae's exit, leaving soap and future plans: Interview". Digital Spy. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Alice Barlow". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Alice Barlow: True Crime". Sainou Talent Agency. 9 August 2012. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  8. ^ Fletcher, Alex (15 February 2013). "'The Voice' UK: Ex-'Hollyoaks' actress Alice Barlow auditions for show". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Alice Barlow". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  10. ^ Miles, Tina (13 May 2013). "Alice Barlow vows to launch singing career after being ousted from The Voice". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Alice Barlow films Drifters". 10 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.

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