Jennifer Metcalfe

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Jennifer Metcalfe
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Jennifer Metcalfe at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Born Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe
(1982-09-04) 4 September 1982 (age 33)
Bradford, England
Occupation Television actor
Years active 1998–present

Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe (born 4 September 1982) is an English actress. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing Mercedes McQueen. Metcalfe plays Mercedes until today despite taking a four-month break from November 2014 until February 2015 when her character was killed off but was later revealed to be still alive. Metcalfe has also made appearances in the spin off show Hollyoaks Later between 2008–2012. Metcalfe is also known for being third elimated in the sixth series of ITV Competition Dancing on Ice.

Personal life[edit]

Metcalfe was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and grew up on the Holme Wood housing estate,[1] and has been acting since age 12.[citation needed] She attended the Scala Kids drama school in her hometown. Metcalfe obtained a degree in Health and Fitness before starting her acting career.[citation needed] In between acting jobs, Metcalfe worked as a fitness instructor in Bradford.[1] She appeared in the sixth series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, partnered with Sylvain Longchambon. She co-owns the clothing rental boutique, The Closet, in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Claire Cooper and Leah Hackett,[2] which opened in April 2010.

Career[edit]

Metcalfe has appeared in several television roles including children's television series My Parents Are Aliens and ITV dramas Where The Heart Is, At Home with the Braithwaites and soap opera Emmerdale. On 19 June 2006, Metcalfe began playing Mercedes McQueen in the soap opera Hollyoaks.[3] On 19 December 2010, it was announced Metcalfe was to take part in the sixth series of Dancing on Ice.[4] Metcalfe was the seventh celebrity eliminated from the competition when she finished in the bottom two of the leaderboard along with fellow contestant Vanilla Ice who was saved by the judging panel.[5] Metcalfe announced she was leaving her role on Hollyoaks on 26 August 2014.[6] Her final scenes were aired on 20 November 2014, when Mercedes was apparently murdered by gangster Grace Black. This was revealed in February 2015 to be a ploy by the producers as part of a dramatic new storyline involving Grace framing Freddie Roscoe for Mercedes murder, which Metcalfe proceed to return to her regular role as Mercedes on 18 February 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998, 2001 Where the Heart Is Kelly/Geena Garton 3 episodes
1999 My Parents Are Aliens Katie Roberts 1 episode
2001 At Home with the Braithwaites School Bully 1 1 episode
2002 Emmerdale Jade Nicholls Recurring Role
2006- Hollyoaks Mercedes McQueen Present regular
2008-12 Hollyoaks Later Mercedes McQueen Recurring Role
2011 Dancing On Ice Contestant
2013–present British Soap Awards Audience Member Nominee in 2014
2015 Celebrity Juice Panelist
2016 Virtually Famous Panellist
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Birthday Girl Keeley TV Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Series Result Ref
2007 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated
2008 Nominated
2009 Nominated
Best Actress Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Nominated
2010 British Soap Awards Nominated
Best Actress Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Nominated
2011 All About Soap Bubble Awards Best Celeb Style Nominated
British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
Inside Soap Awards Best Actress Longlisted
Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2012 British Soap Awards Longlisted
Best Actress Longlisted
Inside Soap Awards Longlisted
Best Bitch Shortlisted
Sexiest Female Longlisted
2013 Best Actress Longlisted
Best Bitch Longlisted
Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2014 National Television Awards Serial Drama Performance Longlisted
British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
Best On-Screen Partnership (with Joseph Thompson) Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2015 British Soap Awards Best Actress Longlisted
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Won
2016 British Soap Awards Best Actress Shortlisted

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Black, Michael (27 March 2008). "'Make me the McQueen of soaps!'". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Denise Van Outen shops at Coleen Rooney's favourite boutique". Mail Online. 3 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Lee, Cara (13 January 2009). "Jennifer Metcalfe: 'I love my curvier body'". The Sun. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "ITV1's Dancing on Ice 2011 line-up revealed". BBC.co.uk. (BBC). 19 December 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Sperling, Daniel (6 February 2011). "Metcalfe makes shock 'Dancing On Ice' exit". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe announces she is quitting". Mail Online. 26 August 2014. 

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