Leanne Lakey

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Leanne Lakey
Born 1979 (age 37–38)
Chelmsford, Essex, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000 - Present
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

Leanne Lakey (born 1979) is a British actress, known for playing Belinda Peacock in EastEnders and Charlotte Day in Family Affairs.

Background[edit]

Lakey originally trained to be a dancer,[1] and is accomplished at jazz, ballroom and ballet.[2] She used to play netball for Essex, and considered playing for England.[3]

Lakey studied Dance at the Essex Dance Theatre and went on to train at Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick.[4]

Career[edit]

Lakey's first professional acting role was a cameo in the television film The Last Musketeer.[5]

During 2002 she appeared in both EastEnders and Family Affairs at the same time, becoming one of the first actors to do so.[6] Discussing the experience, she said:

"I find I'm under more pressure at Family Affairs, as it's regular. The work schedule at FA is very hard. I'm up at 4.30 every morning and I'm lucky to get home before 9 or 10pm so it's difficult...the main difference is celebrities and fame. On EE they're all household names and they all have their own problems, but the actors on Family Affairs aren't as well known. EE is like a holiday, I get to catch up with everybody which is great. It's very relaxed, whereas Family Affairs, the schedule is so tight it's too quick."[7][8][9]

Lakey has also appeared in episodes of Ashes to Ashes, New Tricks, Casualty and The Bill.

In January 2016, actress (Carli Norris) became the second actress to play Belinda Peacock, replacing Lakey.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Last Musketeer Angie Salter Television film
London's Burning Police Constable
- Episode 12.11 (2000)
TV series
2001 The Vice Debbie
- Out of Mind (2001)
Feature film
The Bill Karen
- Temptation (2001)
Police drama
EastEnders Belinda Peacock
- (2001–2003)
Soap opera
2002 Family Affairs Charlotte Day Soap opera
2003 EastEnders: Slaters in Detention Belinda Peacock Special episode released on DVD and VHS
The Bill Julie Lewis
- Episode 142 (2003)
Police drama
2005 The Bill Janine Bowker
- Episode 365 (2005)
Police drama
2006 Casualty Lauren Dunsford
- Poisoned Love (2006)
Medical drama
New Tricks Karen
- Dockers (2006)
Police drama
2007 Wire in the Blood May Barrett
- The Names of Angels (2007)
TV series
2008 Ashes to Ashes Street Girl 1
- Episode 1.3 (2008)
TV series
2008 The Children DC Morton
- Episode 1 & Episode 2 (2008)
Police drama
2010 Holby City Erica O'Hanlon
- series 13 Episode 6 - Betrayal (2010)
Medical drama
2011 Big Fat Gypsy Gangster Bev (2011) Comedy Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC - EastEnders - Walford Hotspots - Leanne Lakey". BBC. Archived from the original on 2003-01-01. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ BBC - EastEnders - Characters & Cast - Leanne Lakey Retrieved on 2009-07-14.
  3. ^ "BBC - Pure Soap - Leanne Lakey Live Chat Transcript Page 11". BBC. Archived from the original on 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  4. ^ Casting Call Pro profile Retrieved on 2009-07-14
  5. ^ "BBC - Pure Soap - Leanne Lakey Live Chat Transcript Page 9". BBC. Archived from the original on 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  6. ^ Leanne Lakey - Biography IMDB. Retrieved on 2009-07-14.
  7. ^ "BBC - Pure Soap - Leanne Lakey Live Chat Transcript Page 1". BBC. Archived from the original on 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  8. ^ "BBC - Pure Soap - Leanne Lakey Live Chat Transcript Page 2". BBC. Archived from the original on 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  9. ^ "BBC - Pure Soap - Leanne Lakey Live Chat Transcript Page 3". BBC. Archived from the original on 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 

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