Katie Jarvis

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Katie Jarvis
Born1991/1992 (age 26–27)[1]
Dagenham , Essex, United Kingdom
Years active2009–present
Partner(s)Daniel Wilkes (2017–)

Katie Jarvis is an English actress, best known for her role as Mia Williams in the film Fish Tank (2009) and as Hayley Slater in the soap EastEnders (2018–).[2]

Acting career[edit]

Jarvis was seen by a casting agent working for director Andrea Arnold,[2] and was cast in Arnold's film Fish Tank, following a successful audition.[3] plays Mia, a troublesome and sometimes aggressive 15-year-old girl from an underclass family, passionate about dance.[3][4][5]

The film was in the running for the Palme d'Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize.[6][7]

In early 2014, she was reportedly under consideration for a role in the Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens after taking a hiatus from acting to concentrate on her family.[8] However, she did not appear in the film.

In February 2018 after a long break from acting, Jarvis joined BBC soap opera EastEnders as Hayley Slater. [9]

Personal life[edit]

Jarvis was born in Tilbury, Essex. She gave birth to a daughter, Lillie Mae, on 9 May 2009. On 19 April 2011, she gave birth to her son, Alfie.[2][10][1]



Year Film Role Notes
2009 Fish Tank Mia British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Edinburgh International Film Festival Award for Best British Performance
London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Debut
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
2015 Ginger Mary Jane Kelly


Year Title Role Notes
2009 10 Minute Tales Girl Episode: Perfect day
2014 Suspects Sadie Burns Season 1; Episodes 6 & 7
Season 2; Episodes 1 & 2
2018– EastEnders Hayley Slater Regular role


  1. ^ a b Higgins, Charlotte (14 May 2009). "How row set in train life-changing offer for Fish Tank star". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Palmer, Emma (15 May 2009). "Katie finds stardom after station tiff with boyfriend". Echo. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  3. ^ a b Akbar, Africa (15 May 2009). "Shy teenage star shuns red carpet of Cannes". London: The Independent. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  4. ^ Aftab, Kaleem (15 May 2009). "First Night: Fish Tank". London: The Independent. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  5. ^ Calhoun, Dave (May 2009). "Fish Tank review". Time Out. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  6. ^ Giltz, Michael (24 May 2009). "Cannes 2009 Day Twelve: Haneke Triumphs With Top Prize". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  7. ^ Calhoun, Dave (28 May 2009). "Cannes 2009: Final round-up". Time Out. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  9. ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a849612/eastenders-who-is-hayley/
  10. ^ Hoyle, Ben (14 May 2009). "Station row led Katie Jarvis to stardom in British film Fish Tank". The Times. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  11. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4799616/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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