Leah Hackett

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Leah Hackett
Born (1985-08-15) 15 August 1985 (age 31)
Bolton, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Leah Hackett (born 15 August 1985), is an English actress, most notable for her role as Tina Reilly (née McQueen) in Hollyoaks.

Background and personal life[edit]

Hackett was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester and is mixed race. She worked in Tyldesley Library as a teenager. She attended Tyldesley Primary School before moving to Fred Longworth High School. She later attended Winstanley College and went on to get a place at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.[1]

She appeared in Reemer's video for the single Maniac.[2]


Hackett played timid Tina Reilly in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. She played the role for over two years between 3 August 2006, until her character's death on 17 October 2008. She reprised the role for one episode on 20 November 2014.

Other appearances[edit]

She also appeared in the Liverpool Nativity on 16 December 2007 as a shepherdess. In July 2008, Hackett was the face selected to launch the Polaroid PoGo.[3] She also appeared in a series of videos promoting the Year of Food and Farming where she milks a cow, shears sheep, collects eggs and makes an ice cream at Blaze Farm in Cheshire.[4] She appeared in a pantomime (Dick Whittington), at Buxton Opera House and she played Alice Witzwarren. She appeared as Clare Saunders in an episode of Doctors, titled "The Mathematics of Marriage", which aired 15 December 2010.[citation needed]

Other TV appearances[edit]

  • 2010 - DOCTORS (Clare Saunders) - (BBC)
  • 2011 - THE CASE (Tamsin Hatfield) - Lime Pictures Ltd (ITV)
  • 2012 - DOCTORS (Michaela Everett) - (BBC)
  • 2012 - GOOD COP (Laura) - BBC Drama Productions
  • 2012-13 - FOUR O'CLOCK CLUB - (WPC Rowe) CBBC
  • 2014 - CORONATION STREET (WPC Swanson)

Stage appearances[edit]

  • November 2010, Pub (musical drama), Royal Exchange, Manchester
  • June to July 2013, Manchester - The Massacre (a promenade performance drama splicing the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 and the Hacienda Movement of 1989), Library Theatre company



Year(s) Title Role Notes
2006–2008 Hollyoaks Tina Reilly (née McQueen) Channel 4
2013 4 O'Clock Club WPC Rowe Series 2 Episode 11
2014 Coronation Street PC Stanley ITV, 1 episode
2017 The Break[5] Lisa BBC, 1 episode


  1. ^ "Interview with Leah Hackett". Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Leah Hackett stars in music video". Channel 4. 30 April 2008. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Polaroid launches a wallet-sized printer that prints your mobile phone snaps in seconds". Daily Mail. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hollyoaks star takes to the farm". Think Food and Farming. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/d6a78121-6b43-4640-a46c-9ccd66c368c0

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