Twinnie-Lee Moore

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Twinnie-Lee Moore
Twinnie Live at the Hospital Club.jpg
Moore performing at the Hospital Club
Born (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 29)
York, England
Occupation Actress, singer
Awards

Twinnie-Lee Moore is a British actress and singer, most notable for various stage performances and her role in the British soap opera Hollyoaks as Porsche McQueen from 2014 until 2015[1] Moore is also a model and has a personal interest in fashion.[2]

Early life[edit]

Moore was born in York in 1987. She attended the Joseph Rowntree School in York. Her love for theatre was demonstrated at an early age when she began performing in pantomimes held at the Grand Opera House, York. Following this, Moore then went on to join the theatre's Summer Youth Project, where she earned roles such as Bet in Oliver! and Lily in Annie. In 2003, Moore won her first leading role with the Summer Youth Project, cast as Dorothy Gale in the production of The Wizard of Oz.

Theatre[edit]

After completing her three-year course at Phil Winston's Theatre Works, Moore landed ensemble roles in We Will Rock You and Desperately Seeking Susan on the West End. She then earned the lead role as Ariel Moore in the 2008 tour of the musical Footloose. Moore then took part in Sean Peter's musical workshop, Everything's Fucked.

In 2009, Moore was cast as murderer Velma Kelly in the 2009/10 touring version[3] of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago. She then appeared in A Chorus Line, which ran for ten days in May 2010 at the Lowry in Manchester.

After A Chorus Line, Moore then returned to her hometown of York, where she led three West End dance workshops for age groups 6 - 11 year olds, 12 - 21 year olds and 21 years old and above at York Dance Works.

Moore was cast as Jazmin[4] in Flashdance The Musical for its Shaftesbury Theatre production opening on October 2010.[5] Moore plays a Latina, one of three friends who dance in a club, who together "sing practically the whole show". It was later announced that Moore would not only understudy actress Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, who played lead Alex Owens, but would also perform as the lead every Saturday matinee.[6] According to an interview, the plan was for year-long contracts for all the original cast, and an original cast recording was also planned. However, the show closed on 15 January 2011.

Moore starred in the West End premiere of Rock of Ages in the ensemble and played the lead roles of Sherrie[7] and Justice on many occasions, which opened on 31 August 2011 at the Shaftesbury Theatre and left the production at cast change in September 2012

Film[edit]

In 2014 Moore played the part of Crazy Mary[8] in the movie Ironclad: Battle for Blood[9]

An Enchanted Ruby. Post Production (2017) Moore plays the part of Sara[10]

Television[edit]

Moore appeared in Colleen McLoughlin's Real Women on ITV before she had to pull out due to acting commitments. In 2012[11] [12]Moore appeared on The Voice UK on BBC One.[13]

Moore played Nikki Allcott in Doctors which aired on BBC One on 29 July 2013.[14]

In August 2014, it was announced that Moore would be joining the cast of Hollyoaks as Porsche McQueen.[15] She made her first appearance on 4 November 2014. The character highlighted the issues of sexual abuse in children, whilst her other storylines included a failed marriage when her husband had various affairs. Moore left her role in October 2015, with her exit scenes airing on 24 December 2015. Moore was nominated for an Inside Soap Award in 2015.[16]

Music[edit]

One of Moore's songs has been recorded by German Pop Idol winners.[citation needed]. In 2015 Moore began streaming her debut single, [17]'Cool' on Soundcloud. "Cool" The single will be released to digital retailers on 29 January, with an EP following in February and a new music video.[18] On 17 February 2016, Moore played The Mint [19]in Los Angeles a world famous venue that was established in 1937. On 6 November 2016, Moore performed Live at Zedel with her band and played many of the songs from her catalogue.[20] A song written by Twinnie & Ben Earl ‘Black and White’ was recorded by The Shires on the CD ‘Brave[21]

Reviews[edit]

Footloose:

  • "Twinnie-Lee Moore as Ariel...doubtlessly has talent..." [22]
  • "Twinnie Lee Moore, Simon Lipkin and Jodie Jacobs were the brightest stars of the show" [23]

Chicago:

  • "As is often the case with this sassy, saucy production, it’s the women who stand out, and Twinnie-Lee Moore as Velma Kelly kept up this tradition with finesse – strong and gorgeous, her character commanded the stage, high-kicking her way into the audience’s hearts and making us laugh with her hilarious asides delivered in a perfect American twang." [24]
  • "Twinnie-Lee Moore, as Roxy's arch-rival Velma Kelly, almost steals the show."[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porsche McQueen (Twinnie-Lee Moore)". Channel 4. 
  2. ^ "The Hollyoaks' Twinnie-Lee Moore: I like a boyish look". Express Newspaper. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Musical Review". 
  4. ^ Hutchinson, Charles. "Twinnie-Lee Moore lands West End role". York Press. 
  5. ^ "West End's Flashdance the Musical Announces Casting". Playbill. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Review: Flashdance The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, London". Express Newspaper. 
  7. ^ "Rock of Ages". 
  8. ^ "Ironclad: Battle for Blood: Pretty Much What You'd Expect from a Sequel". 18 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Iron Clad 2 Battle for Blood Movie Trailer". 
  10. ^ "An Enchanted Ruby". 
  11. ^ "Hollyoaks: Remember when Twinnie Lee Moore – aka Porsche McQueen – was on The Voice UK?". 
  12. ^ "Millions watch Twinnie-Lee Moore sing on The Voice TV talent show". York Press. 27 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Voice". BBC TV Network. 
  14. ^ "Doctors Series 15 Episode 63 Ring of Truth". BBC TV Network. 
  15. ^ "Hollyoaks". Channel 4. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Inside Soap Awards Nominations 2015". 
  17. ^ "Twinnie-Lee Moore exclusive interview - from Hollyoaks to country pop music". 
  18. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Watch Hollyoaks star Twinnie Lee Moore's brand-new music video". Closer Magazine. 
  19. ^ "Joe Robinson / Twinnie Lee Moore / Grand Canyon". The Mint. 
  20. ^ "Twinnie Lee Moore Live at Zedel London". 6 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Shires Brave". All Music. 
  22. ^ "Theatre, dance, opera and cabaret reviews - The Stage". The Stage. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  23. ^ whatsonstage.com
  24. ^ Bournemouth Echo, 28 July 2009
  25. ^ "REVIEW: Chicago, The Lyceum". thestar.co.uk. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 

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