Lindsay Armaou

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Lindsay Armaou
Born Lindsay Gael Christina Elaine Armaou[1]
(1980-12-18) 18 December 1980 (age 36)
Athens, Greece
Residence Manchester, United Kingdom
Education The Poor School
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s)
  • Lee Brennan (m. 2006; div. 2011)
  • Indi Pahl (m. 2015)
Musical career
Associated acts B*Witched

Lindsay Gael Christina Elaine Armaou (born 18 December 1980) is an Irish actress and singer. She is best known as a member of girl group B*Witched and for her role as Georgina in the crime thriller film The Smoke (2014).

Early life and education[edit]

Armaou was born on 18 December 1980 in Athens, Greece to a Greek father and an Irish mother. She plays piano and guitar, having learned both before she was thirteen years old. She also wrote music of her own prior to being in B*Witched.

Career[edit]

1998–03: B*Witched and hiatus[edit]

In 1998, Edele Lynch formed the group 'Butterfly Farm' with her twin sister Keavy Lynch and their friend Sinéad O'Carroll. The trio began writing and recording together, but soon realised that there was "someone missing". Upon Keavy's suggestion, they asked Armaou to come for an audition and she played a tape recording of a song she had written. The other girls liked it and Armaou became the fourth member of the band, who later changed their name to B*Witched. B*Witched enjoyed huge success worldwide, becoming the first girl group in history to have their first four singles debut at number one in the UK. Their self-titled debut album also topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100. B*Witched split up in 2002 after being dropped by their record label Sony Music and having sold over 3 million albums worldwide. In 2003 Armaou set up an official website and began working on solo material, but none was released.

2009–present: Acting career[edit]

From 2008 to 2011, Armaou trained as an actress at The Poor School, an acting school in London's King's Cross. She has played the parts of Portia in Merchant of Venice, Isabelle in Ring Round the Moon, Felicity Rumpers in Habeas Corpus, Anya in The Cherry Orchard and the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol. In April 2012, Lindsay was cast in her first feature film role as Sister Georgina in the British indie crime thriller, Two Days in the Smoke alongside Matt Di Angelo, Stephen Marcus and Alan Ford.

On 18 October 2012, it was announced that the original members of B*Witched would reunite for an ITV2 series entitled The Big Reunion along with five other pop groups of their time, including Liberty X, Five and Atomic Kitten. The show would feature each group telling their stories of their times in their respective bands, before rehearsing together ahead of one major comeback performance at the Hammersmith Apollo,[2] though the show has now turned into a series of concerts around the UK and Ireland throughout 2013.

Personal life[edit]

She married 911's Lee Brennan in September 2006,[3] before they split up in 2011.[4]

In October 2015, Lindsay married Indi Pahl,[5] a recruitment director, in a private ceremony.[6][7] They live together in Manchester.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Threads Amanda Short film
2013 Rescue Me Elena Short film
2014 The Smoke Georgina
2015 Daisy Sonia
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Big Fat Quizzes of the Decades Herself / Contestant
2013 The Big Reunion Herself Season 1
2014-16 Wireless Rebecca McCarthy Web series

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Merchant of Venice Portia
2010 Ring Round the Moon Isabelle
2010 Habeas Corpus Felicity Rumpers
2010–11 The Cherry Orchard Anya
2011 A Christmas Carol Felicity Rumpers

Discography[edit]

Featured singles
Title Year Album
"Don't Go"[9]
(Richard Murray & Paul Deighton featuring Lindsay)
2010 Don't Go[9]
"Remember the Good Times"[10]
(Richard Murray & Paul Deighton featuring Lindsay)
2012 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lindsay Armaou – IMDb". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerry Katona and Atomic Kitten pals reunite". The Sun. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Luv-Lee couple". Cumberland News. 30 September 2006. Archived from the original on 1 October 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lee Brennan eager to reconcile with ex Lindsay Armaou". Daily Express. Express.co.uk. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lindsay Armaou Twitter". 18 December 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Edele Lynch Instagram". 21 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sinead O'Carroll Facebook". 18 October 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Ellwood-Hughes, Pip (25 February 2016). "B*Witched Lindsay Armaou interview". Entertainment Focus. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Don't Go – Single – Richard Murray & Paul Deighton feat. Lindsay". iTunes. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Remember the Good Times – Single – Richard Murray & Paul Deighton feat. Lindsay". iTunes. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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