Roxanne McKee

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Roxanne McKee is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Louise Summers in the British soap opera Hollyoaks (2005–2008), Lou Foster in the British drama series Lip Service (2010), Doreah in the American fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2012) and Lady Claire Riesen in the American apocalyptic supernatural series Dominion (2014–2015). She has also starred in films including Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012), Vendetta (2013) and The Legend of Hercules (2014).

Early life and education[edit]

McKee was born in Canada[1] and completed a BA degree in Social Policy & Political Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2003.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After completing her BA degree, McKee rose to fame by winning Hollyoaks on the Pull, a Channel 4 initiative to discover new talent for the popular British soap Hollyoaks. Upon selection, Roxanne was cast as Louise Summers in Hollyoaks.

After it was confirmed that Roxanne McKee had quit her role of Louise Summers, she departed on-screen in December 2008. In 2008, McKee appeared in the Taio Cruz music video for "She's Like a Star". The following year, McKee filmed parts in Johannes Roberts' hooligan horror film F and BBC Two's The Persuasionists.

In July 2009, McKee became the face of Clothes Show Live, stating: "I've always watched it on TV and wanted to go, so I'm very flattered to be part of such a huge event".[2] In 2010, she was cast in a small role in on-line drama EastEnders: E20, playing bisexual character Pippa.[3]

After modern lesbian drama Lip Service for BBC Three set in Glasgow, McKee played the part of Doreah in Game of Thrones,[4] an HBO series based on the best-selling epic fantasy series of novels written by George RR Martin.[5]

In May 2012, McKee was announced as a part of horror sequel Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Note
2010 F Nicky Wright also known as The Expelled
2012 Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Lita Direct-to-DVD
2013 Vendetta Morgan
2014 Ironclad: Battle for Blood Blanche
2014 The Legend of Hercules Queen Alcmene
Television roles
Year Title Role Note
2005–08 Hollyoaks Louise Summers 78 episodes
2010 Lip Service Lou Foster 4 episodes
2010 The Persuasionists Christine/Agency Worker 2 episodes
2010 EastEnders: E20 Pippa Episode #2.2
2011–12 Game of Thrones Doreah 11 episodes
2012 Lewis Briony Keagan Episode: "Generation of Vipers"
2014–15 Dominion Claire Riesen 22 episodes
2016 Flashback Samantha Harrison Television movie (Lifetime)[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2006

  • No. 91 in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World.

2007

2008

  • Won at Digital Spy Soap Awards in category of Sexiest Female for her role in Hollyoaks.
  • No. 97 in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
  • Won at British Soap Awards in category of Sexiest Female for her role in Hollyoaks.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/Roxanne_Mckee/status/745513273961775104?lang=en
  2. ^ Daniel Kilkelly. "'McKee fronts Clothes Show Live campaign". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (29 July 2010). "'EastEnders' announces new 'E20' cast". Digital Spy (London). Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Wrong Turn 5 Wraps, Extensive Photo Gallery and Update!". 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Morgan Jeffery (25 January 2011). "McKee 'excited by Game of Thrones role'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Full Cast For Now-Filming 'Wrong Turn 5'!, Bloody-disgusting.com, 2 May 2012; retrieved 28 November 2015.
  7. ^ Flashback - Lifetime Movie
  8. ^ "Hollyoaks scoops six soap awards". BBC News. 4 May 2008. 

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