Danielle Harold

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Danielle Harold
Born Danielle Amy Louise Harold
(1992-05-30) 30 May 1992 (age 25)
Lewisham, London, England
Occupation Actress/Model
Years active 2011–present
Television Jamie's Dream School (2011)
EastEnders (2011-15)
Relatives 2 Brothers
2 Sisters

Danielle Amy Louise Harold (born 30 May 1992)[1] is an English actress, best known for her role as teenager Lola Pearce in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.


Before Harold's acting career began she was featured on the 2011 television series Jamie's Dream School. Harold got one GCSE as she had lost a year of school due to an illness and missed out on being able to study for GCSEs. On Jamie's Dream School, she was seen as one of the brightest of the students and was rewarded by Jane Poynter and Robert Winston with the chance to stay in the biosphere which Poynter had lived in for two years. She was also given a tour of Cambridge University by David Starkey as he found her to be very intelligent and thought that it might be a good choice of university. However, she decided to go to acting school and auditioned for many soap operas.[2]


In June 2011, EastEnders producers announced that Harold had been cast as Lola Pearce, the granddaughter of established characters Billy Mitchell and Julie Perkins.[3] She made her first appearance in EastEnders on 12 July 2011.[4][5] Harold's first major storyline involved her character's pregnancy at the age of 15. In July 2012, the character gave birth in a special live broadcast, coinciding with her screen grandfather carrying the Olympic Torch through Walford. Harold is the first EastEnders actress to portray giving birth live on air, and the second British soap actress, after Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine.[6]

In June 2015 it was announced that Harold would be leaving EastEnders later that year.[7]



Year Title Role Director
2017 Fanged Up Katie Makepeace Christian James
2017 Two Graves Leanne Gary Young


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Jamie's Dream School Herself 7 Episodes
2011−15 EastEnders Lola Pearce Series Regular 331 Episodes
2012 Billy's Olympic Nightmare Lola Pearce 1 Episode
2017 Casualty Georgie Manning Series 31 Ep36 "Roadman"

Guest appearances[edit]


Year Organisation Award Work Result
2012 TVTimes Best Newcomer Lola Pearce in EastEnders Won
2013 All About Soap Best Baby Drama (Lola fights for Lexi) Lola Pearce in EastEnders Won
2013 British Soap Awards Best Spectacular Scene (Olympic touch comes to Walford) (Lola Gives Birth In Live Episode) Lola Pearce in EastEnders Shortlisted
2013 Inside Soap Awards Best Actress Lola Pearce in EastEnders Shortlisted
2013 Inside Soap Awards Best Storyline (Lola's custody battle with Phil) Lola Pearce in EastEnders Shortlisted
2014 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Lola Pearce in EastEnders Shortlisted


  1. ^ Harold, Danielle (30 May 2013). "Twitter / DHaroldOfficial: 21 today !!! :)". Twitter. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Danielle Harold: 'EastEnders has been a whirlwind'". Digital Spy. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Press Office - Danielle Harold joins the cast of EastEnders". BBC. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "EastEnders - Lola Pearce played by Danielle Harold". BBC. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jamie Oliver's Dream School pupil Danielle: People think we're scum but we're not". Now. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "'EastEnders' Lola to give birth in live Olympics episode - EastEnders News - Soaps". Digital Spy. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Fletcher, Harry (13 June 2015). "EastEnders' Danielle Harold is leaving Lola Pearce role: "I'll miss everyone here"". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 

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