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Lorna Fitzgerald

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Lorna Fitzgerald
Lorna Fitzgerald 2016.jpg
Fitzgerald in 2016
Born Lorna Katie Fitzgerald
(1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 20)[1][2]
Northampton, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Lorna Katie Fitzgerald (born 17 April 1996)[1][2] is a British actress from Northampton. She lives in Hunsbury.[3] Her most notable role to date is that of Abi Branning in the British soap opera EastEnders.

Personal life

Fitzgerald started attending Stagecoach Drama Classes at the age of four.[4] She has two older sisters, Corinne and Abigail. She is a keen dancer and enjoys ballet and tap.[5] She also plays the guitar and keeps active by swimming.[5][6]

Career

She appeared in the Casualty episode "Animals",[5][6][7] and a short film called Big Girl, Little Girl.[4][8] She also appeared in the ITV drama The Golden Hour,[6] as well as playing Sarah Lancashire's daughter Jade Cannings in Cherished,[5][6][9] and Young Bex in According to Bex.[10] She has also been in adverts for Childline and Nescafe.

Some time after attending acting classes, Fitzgerald joined the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Stony Stratford, and Derngate Theatre School.[4] Through her agent, she heard about the role in BBC One soap opera EastEnders, and went to the BBC Studios in London for the first of three auditions.[4] She was cast as Abi Branning, making her first appearance in 2006.[5][6][11][11]

In November 2009, Fitzgerald was actively involved in a charity project in Northampton called Talking With Hands, a charity for people with hearing impairments and deafness. The project featured on ITV's Anglia News, alongside deaf actor Alex Nowak, and Fitzgerald helped with this project a great deal.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Lorna Fitzgerald on Twitter: "Thanks for all your messages. But it's not actually my birthday until April.. Is it wrong if I still celebrate today with cake? #2birthdays🎂"
  2. ^ a b Madeline Duggan on Twitter: "So excited to see @LornaFitz0 tonight I could explode... "OMG it's ABI from eastenders" that's what I'll be shouting #birthdaygirl"
  3. ^ Doyle, Tony. "Famous Footsteps". Tony Doyle. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Brosnan, Anna (18 May 2006). "Lorna's off to Albert Square". Northants Evening Telegraph. Johnston Press. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "BBC - EastEnders - Characters & Cast - Lorna Fitzgerald". BBC. Archived from the original on 17 August 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Lorna Fitzgerald on IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Casualty - Animals (Season 19 Episode 28)". LocateTV. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Big Girl, Little Girl - BBC Film Network". BBC. 19 March 2007. Archived from the original on 25 August 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Cherished". LocateTV. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lorna Fitzgerald - Actor". LocateTV. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "BBC - EastEnders - Characters & Cast - Abi Branning". BBC. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  12. ^ "Call to help deaf charity to £30,000 TV windfall". Northampton Chronicle and Echo. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 

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