Paula Lane

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Paula Lane
Born (1986-04-17) 17 April 1986 (age 31)
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England
Residence Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Spouse(s) Tom Shaw (m. 2014)
Children 2

Paula Lane (born 17 April 1986)[1] is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Kylie Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2010 to 2016. On 9 February 2016, it was confirmed that Lane would quit the role of Kylie after almost six years to focus on motherhood and on her and her husband's acting school, based in her home town of Hebden Bridge.

Early life[edit]

Lane is originally from Hebden Bridge near Halifax.[2] Lane attended St Catherine's Catholic High School and then Huddersfield Technical College.[3] At the age of 19 she was accepted to train at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London, graduating in 2008 with a 1st class honours degree in acting. On finishing drama school, Lane was cast immediately in the ITV 1960s-based drama Heartbeat where she made her television debut playing a teacher, Wendy Kelshaw, in the episode 'School Of Hard Knocks'.


Lane made her professional acting debut in Heartbeat in 2009. Since then she has appeared in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett for Sky, The Royal and Doctors. Lane was also featured in the short film War Wounds alongside Stephen Mangan.

Coronation Street[edit]

Lane joined Coronation Street in 2010, portraying Kylie Platt, half-sister of established character Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly). She departed her role as Kylie Platt in 2014, when she left for maternity leave. Lane returned in June 2015. On 9 February 2016, it was confirmed that Lane was to leave for maternity leave for her second pregnancy but this time she will not be returning and she will leave the soap permanently. Her character was killed-off in episodes aired on 15 July 2016. The last episode in which she appeared aired on 20 July.

Personal life[edit]

Lane married her long-term partner Tom Shaw in May 2014 at Leeds Cathedral.[4] On 5 June 2014, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Six months later, on 31 December 2014, Lane gave birth to a son, Arthur.[5] On 28 July 2016, Lane announced the birth of their second child, a daughter named Penny Grace.[6][7] Her husband appeared in Coronation Street in 2017.


Year Title Type Role Notes
2008, 2011 The Royal TV Geraldine 2 Episodes, Episodes Titled: "Dead Air" and "To Love and to Lose"
2009 Heartbeat TV Wendy Kelshaw 1 Episode, Episodes Titled: "School of Hard Knocks"
2009 Doctors TV Anna Copping 1 Episode, Episodes Titled: "Tracing the Lines"
2010 War Wounds Short Film Nurse Gemma Short Film Role
2010 Going Postal TV Princess TV Movie
2010–16 Coronation Street TV Kylie Platt Series Regular
2011 Loose Women TV Herself Guest, 1 Episode
2012 All Star Mr & Mrs TV Herself 1 Episode
2013 All Star Family Fortunes TV Herself 1 Episode
2014 The Chase TV Herself Celebrity Special, 1 Episode


  1. ^ "Paula Lane". Unit One Entertainment. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Atkinson, Neil (24 September 2014). "Former Huddersfield student Paula Lane at centre of dramatic Coronation Street drugs storyline". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Caring side of soap girl from Hebden Bridge". Yorkshire Post. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pictured: Coronation Street stars turn out to see Paula Lane marry her childhood sweetheart". 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Chester, Jason (5 June 2014) Paula Lane announces first pregnancy on Twitter. Daily Mail Online
  6. ^ Chester, Jason (7 August 2016) Paula Lane announces second pregnancy on Twitter. Daily Mail Online
  7. ^ McLoughlin, Lisa (22 August 2016). "Former Corrie star Paula Lane introduces daughter Penny Grace for the first time following 'enjoyable' home birth". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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