Hassan in 2009 at the National Television Awards
July 31, 1981
Karen Hassan (born 31 July 1981) is an Northern Irish actress, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 2010 until 2013 she played Lynsey Nolan in the main series of Hollyoaks. Her work includes roles in Hollyoaks Later and Hunger.
The character of Lynsey was created as the former girlfriend of Kris Fisher (Gerard McCarthy) and was intended to feature only in Hollyoaks Later, a spin-off from the Hollyoaks series. In June 2010, it was announced that three new characters; Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan), Bart McQueen (Jonny Clarke) and Lynsey were to join Hollyoaks in August.
Of the castings, Hollyoaks series producer Paul Marquess said: "This is a really exciting time for Hollyoaks and Brendan, Lynsey and Bart bring more fun, drama and sexiness to the show." Hassan moved from Belfast to Liverpool, where Hollyoaks is filmed, for the role. In an interview with the official Hollyoaks website, Hassan said that she was "dead chuffed" after being told that Lynsey would be appearing in Hollyoaks. Hassan's character was found murdered in a Hollyoaks episode which was broadcast on 29 June 2012.
|2007||Checkout||Checkout Girl||Short film|
|2008||Master of Reality||Elizabeth Darwin||Short film|
|2008||Miss Conception||Young Nun||Short film|
|2008||Hunger||Gerry's Girlfriend||Feature film|
|2008||Last Man Hanging||Pearl Gamble||TV movie|
|2009||Fifty Dead Men Walking||Cassie||Feature film|
|2009||Scapegoat||Patricia Curran||TV movie|
|2011||Trust Me||Karen||Short film|
|2015||The Caravan||Becky||Feature film|
|2008||Hollyoaks Later||Lynsey Nolan||5 episodes|
|2010||Hollyoaks Later||Lynsey Nolan||5 episodes|
|2010–2011||Sketchy with Diarmuid Corr||Various roles||9 episodes|
|2010–2013||Hollyoaks||Lynsey Nolan||11 August 2010 – 19 July 2013|
|2012||Casualty||Nicole Clancy||2 episodes|
|2013-2014||The Fall||Annie Brawley||Series regular|
|2016||The Royals||Maid||Guest star|
|2018||Soft Border Patrol||Lisa|
|Casualty||Abigail Laurence||1 episode|
- An Irish invasion as soap screens series of specials: Karen Hassan
- Green, Kris (25 June 2010). "'Hollyoaks' confirms more new cast: Karen Hassan". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- "Karen Hassan and Jonny Clarke join Hollyoaks cast". The Sun. (News International). 26 June 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- Green, Kris (25 June 2010). "'Hollyoaks' confirms more new cast". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Interview with Karen Hassan (Lynsey Nolan)". E4. Channel 4 Television Corporation. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
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