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Michelle Keegan

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Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan.jpg
Keegan in 2009
Born (1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 31)
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Mark Wright (m. 2015)

Michelle Keegan (born 3 June 1987[1]) is an English actress. She is best known for portraying Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014. In 2016, she was cast in the lead role of Lance Corporal Georgie Lane in the BBC drama series Our Girl. Keegan also starred as Tracy in Ordinary Lies (2015) and as Tina in Tina and Bobby (2017). The actress was named FHM "Sexiest Woman in The World" in 2015.[2]

Early life[edit]

Keegan was born in Stockport. Her father is English, and her maternal grandmother is from Gibraltar.[3] She attended St Patrick's RC High School in Eccles near Manchester,[4] and later the Manchester School of Acting.[5] She worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre, and as a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.[6]

Career[edit]

In late 2007, in only her second audition, Keegan was offered the part of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, and accepted the role, beating around 900 other people who auditioned.[6] She decided to leave the show after six years in 2013 and Tina was killed off, making her last appearance on 2 June 2014.[7][8][9] Throughout her time on the show, Keegan's character Tina featured in many high-profile storylines. In 2008, the actress flew out to South Africa to film the straight-to-DVD film Coronation Street: Out of Africa, a Coronation Street spinoff, in which she appeared as Tina.

In June 2009, Keegan made her radio debut co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 programme The Official Chart.[6] She was featured on the cover of FHM magazine in January 2011 and placed at number 30 and number 26 in their 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2010 and 2011, respectively. She appeared on their cover again in March 2013 and was placed at number four in the 2013 poll, eventually winning in 2015.[10]

Keegan made guest appearance as herself in the 2009 Easter special, Red Dwarf: Back to Earth. In June 2014, she embarked on a European tour to perform as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.[11][better source needed]

In 2015, she was cast as Tracy in the BBC television drama series Ordinary Lies. In June 2015, it was announced that she would play the starring role of Corporal Georgie Lane in series 2 of the BBC drama series Our Girl, which aired throughout September 2016;[12][13] third season consisting of 12 episodes began airing in October 2017. Also in 2016, Keegan landed a guest role on the ITV2 comedy series Plebs.[14][15] In June 2016, she began filming the 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.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Keegan married Mark Wright on 24 May 2015.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes Refs
2008–2014 Coronation Street Tina McIntyre Main role, 861 episodes [18][19]
2008 Coronation Street: Out of Africa Tina McIntyre Direct-to-video film; cameo [20]
2009 Red Dwarf: Back to Earth Herself Part 3 [21][22]
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca Herself Series 2, Episode 6
2015 Ordinary Lies Tracy Main role; 5 episodes [23][24]
2016 Drunk History Queen Elizabeth I Episode 2.1 [25][26]
2016–present Our Girl Lance Corporal Georgie Lane Lead role (series 2–present) [27][28][29]
2016 Plebs Ursula Episode: "The Vestal" [30][31]
2016 Crystal Maze Herself Contestant – Celebrity Stand-Up to Cancer Special 2016 [32]
2017 Tina and Bobby Tina Moore Lead role [33][34]
2017 Drunk History Mary, Queen of Scots Episode 2.3 [35][36]
2018 Who Do You Think You Are? Herself Season 15 Episode 1
2018 Strangeways Here We Come Demi

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
2017 TV Choice Awards Best Actress Our Girl Shortlisted [37]
2018 TV Choice Awards Best Actress Our Girl Won [38]
2019 National Television Awards (24th) Drama Performance Our Girl Longlisted [39]

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. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest 2015". FHM. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan: I can stand on my head for 5 minutes". Now. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  4. ^ Ryan, Kathryn (5 March 2009). "Michelle modest over TV's sexiest soap star mantle". Salford Advertiser. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  5. ^ Cox, Emma (1 March 2008). "Michelle: I'd go nude for scene". The Sun. London.
  6. ^ a b c "Michelle Keegan plays Tina McIntyre". TVNZ. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  7. ^ Curtis, Beth (20 April 2013). "Michelle Keegan confirms 'Coronation Street' exit". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (18 May 2014). "Coronation Street confirms Tina McIntyre murder suspects". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Michelle Keegan Departure". itv.com. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Michelle Keegan – Soap Fox". FHM. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Mark Wright distances himself from Michelle Keegan's career". OK!.
  12. ^ Mitchell, Bea (20 June 2015). "Michelle Keegan replacing Lacey Turner as lead in BBC One's Our Girl". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Bagwell, Matt (13 October 2015). "Michelle Keegan Lands Comedy Role In ITV2 Show 'Plebs'". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Kadrou, Hayley (22 December 2016). "Tina and Bobby start date revealed! All the details". OK! Magazine.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "Michelle Keegan departure". ITV. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  19. ^ McGrath, Rachel (2 June 2014). "'Corrie' Spoiler! Will Tina Reveal Her Killer Before She Dies?". HuffPost UK. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Coronation Street: Out of Africa". FILMWEB (in Polish). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Cast & Crew - Back To Earth". REDDRAWF. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Red Dwarf Series IX - Back To Earth - Back To Earth Part 3 - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  23. ^ Debnath, Neela (24 March 2015). "Ordinary Lies, review: Michelle Keegan stars in far from mundane". The Independent. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  24. ^ ALEXANDER, SUSANNAH (16 March 2015). "Michelle Keegan on post-Corrie pressure". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  25. ^ Flint, Hannah (3 February 2016). "Michelle Keegan goes mental at Jack Whitehall in an Elizabethan Drunk History". Metro. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  26. ^ BABBAGE, RACHEL (3 February 2016). "See Michelle Keegan as Elizabeth I in Drunk History". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  27. ^ GRANT CUMBERBATCH, AIMÉE (17 May 2017). "First look at Michelle Keegan back in character for series three of Our Girl". Evening Standard. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  28. ^ "Georgie Lane - Meet the Characters". BBC. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  29. ^ HARP, JUSTIN (14 September 2016). "Has Michelle Keegan won over her Our Girl critics?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  30. ^ Jones, Paul (4 April 2016). "Plebs is back: as sharply written, funny and filthy as ever..." Radio Times. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  31. ^ MITCHELL, BEA (23 March 2016). "Michelle Keegan up for more sex scenes after Plebs". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  32. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3842314/Only-Michelle-Keegan-look-stunning-tracksuit-Actress-wows-sexy-Crystal-Maze-appearance-iconic-returns-celebrity-special.html
  33. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (13 January 2017). "Michelle Keegan confuses fans with her Essex accent in Tina and Bobby". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  34. ^ Kelly, Helen (14 January 2017). "Tina and Bobby: Michelle Keegan leaves viewers baffled with her Essex accent". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  35. ^ Binding, Lucia (15 March 2017). "Drunk History: Michelle Keegan as you've never seen her before as a sex-crazed Mary Queen of Scots". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  36. ^ Gosling, Francesca (15 March 2017). "Here's a glimpse of Michelle Keegan as Mary Queen of Scots with a twist... - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  37. ^ "Royal showdown as The Crown battles Victoria at TV Choice Awards". The Irish News. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  38. ^ Houghton, Rianne (10 September 2018). "Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Peaky Blinders are big winners at TV Choice Awards 2018Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Peaky Blinders are big winners at TV Choice Awards 2018". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  39. ^ Harp, Justin (16 October 2018). "Here are all the nominees for the National TV Awards 2019, including Strictly, Doctor Who and Ant & Dec". Digital Spy. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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