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Michelle Keegan

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Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan.jpg
Keegan in 2015
Born (1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 30)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Mark Wright (m. 2015)

Michelle Keegan (born 3 June 1987[1]) is an English actress. Keegan is known for portraying Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014. In 2015, Keegan played the role of Tracy in the BBC drama series Ordinary Lies. In 2016 she began playing Corporal Georgie Lane in BBC hit drama series Our Girl taking over the lead role from EastEnders actress Lacey Turner.[2] She was awarded FHM "Sexiest Woman in The World" in 2015.[3]

Early life[edit]

Keegan was born in Stockport. Her father is English, and her maternal grandmother is from Gibraltar.[4] She attended St Patrick's RC High School in Eccles near Manchester,[5] and later the Manchester School of Acting.[6] She worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre, and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.[7]

Career[edit]

In late 2007, in only her second audition, Keegan was offered the chance to play the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and accepted the role, beating around 900 other people who auditioned.[7] She left the show after six years in 2013 and Tina was killed-off, making her last appearance on 2 June 2014.[8][9][10] Throughout her time on the show Keegan’s character Tina featured in many of the shows main storylines. In 2008 Keegan flew out to South Africa to film a special film for Coronation Street appearing as Tina.

In 2009, she went on Stephen Mulhern's Anonymous, a prank show on ITV.[11] In June 2009, Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart.[7] Keegan was on the cover of FHM magazine in January 2011, and placed number 30 and number 26 in their 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010 and 2011, respectively. She would then appear in FHM again in March 2013 and was placed at number four in the 2013 poll, and number one in 2015.[12]

Keegan started in the 2009 Red Dwarf Easter special.[citation needed] In June 2014, Keegan went on a European tour to perform as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.[citation needed]

In 2015, she played the role of Tracy in the BBC television drama series Ordinary Lies. In June 2015, it was announced that Keegan would play the starring role in the second series of BBC One's drama Our Girl which aired throughout September 2016;[13][14]a second series consisting of 12 episodes began airing on 11 October 2017. Also in 2016, Keegan landed a guest role on the ITV2 comedy series Plebs which aired in 2016.[15][16] In June 2016, she began filming the new ITV drama series Tina and Bobby, based on Tina Dean's and Bobby Moore's relationship in which she played Tina; it was a three part series which aired in January 2017.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Keegan married Mark Wright on 24 May 2015.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008–2014 Coronation Street Tina McIntyre 861 episodes
British Soap Award for Best Newcomer (2008)
British Soap Award for Sexiest Female (2009–2014)
2008 Coronation Street: Out of Africa Tina McIntyre Film; cameo
2009 Red Dwarf Herself
2010 The Jeremy Kyle Show Tina McIntyre Special Coronation Street themed segment to mark 1,000th episode
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca Herself
2015 Ordinary Lies Tracy Main role, 5 episodes
2016 Lip Sync Battle UK Herself Contestant; 1 episode
2016 Drunk History Queen Elizabeth I Episode No. 2.1
2016–present Our Girl Corporal Georgie Lane Lead role (series 2–present)
2016 Plebs Ursula Episode: "The Vestal"
2016 The Crystal Maze Herself Contestant; Stand Up To Cancer Special
2017 Tina and Bobby Tina Moore ITV drama programme; lead role
2017 The Keith and Paddy Picture Show Various ITV sketch show; guest

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Peter Pan Tinkerbell European Tour

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
2008 The British Soap Awards Best Newcomer Coronation Street Won
TV Choice Awards Best Newcomer Coronation Street Won
2009 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
2010 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
2011 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
2012 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
Best Soap Actress Coronation Street Nominated
Best Dressed Soap Star Coronation Street Won
2013 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
Best Actress Coronation Street Nominated
National Television Awards Outstanding Serial Drama Performance Coronation Street Nominated
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Soap Personality Coronation Street Nominated
2014 The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Won
National Television Awards Outstanding Serial Drama Performance Coronation Street Nominated
2015 FHM Sexiest Woman in the World Herself Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Draper, James; Lloyd, Peter (7 September 2016). "Who is Michelle Keegan? Our Girl's new star from Coronation Street to a very high profile marriage". Daily Mirror. London. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Michelle Keegan salutes new lead role in Our Girl series 2 Radio Times. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest 2015". FHM. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan: I can stand on my head for 5 minutes". Now. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Kathryn (5 March 2009). "Michelle modest over TV's sexiest soap star mantle". Salford Advertiser. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Cox, Emma (1 March 2008). "Michelle: I'd go nude for scene". The Sun. London. 
  7. ^ a b c "Michelle Keegan plays Tina McIntyre". TVNZ. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Curtis, Beth (20 April 2013). "Michelle Keegan confirms 'Coronation Street' exit". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (18 May 2014). "Coronation Street confirms Tina McIntyre murder suspects". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Michelle Keegan Departure". itv.com. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Anonymous". comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Michelle Keegan – Soap Fox". FHM. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  13. ^ Mitchell, Bea (20 June 2015). "Michelle Keegan replacing Lacey Turner as lead in BBC One's Our Girl". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  14. ^ McGrath, Rachel (21 June 2015). "Michelle Keegan Lands 'Our Girl' Drama Role, Taking Over From Lacey Turner". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  15. ^ Bagwell, Matt (13 October 2015). "Michelle Keegan Lands Comedy Role In ITV2 Show 'Plebs'". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  16. ^ Walker, Danny (10 March 2016). "Michelle Keegan to play 'a brazen virgin' in next TV role as Plebs announce return of series 3". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  17. ^ Kadrou, Hayley (22 December 2016). "Tina and Bobby start date revealed! All the details". OK! Magazine. 
  18. ^ Buckland, Lucy (24 May 2015). "Marchelle is official! Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright get married in star-studded £1million wedding". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

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