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Hannah Tointon
Born Hannah Marie Tointon
28 December 1987 (1987-12-28) (age 22)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Years active 2003 - present

Hannah Marie Tointon (born 28 December 1987) is a British actress. She is best known for playing Katy Fox in the long running Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks.

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Early life

Hannah was born in Southend on Sea, Essex, England. She attended St Hilda's School, Westcliff, Essex, along with her older sister, Kara Tointon (who played Dawn Swann in the BBC's EastEnders) and fellow Hollyoaks star Nathalie Emmanuel. Hannah also trained at Vanda's Stage School, appearing in semi-professional plays such as The Demon Headmaster and Jack and the Beanstalk. Her West End debut was in Whistle Down the Wind in 2000 as one of the leading child roles, Brat.

Filmography

Tointon's first appearance on television was in the CBBC hit sitcom Kerching!, where she played Tamsin, the love interest of the main character Taj Lewis. Her next role was in the series Star 2003 where she played the character Billie. Following this, she played Celina Johnson in the British police drama series The Bill. She also portrayed Casey in the horror film The Children

In 2006, she appeared in the television series Murder City, where she played Bethany Williams in the episode "Just Seventeen". She also appeared in Dream Team as Savannah Caskey.[1] She then went on to appear in New Tricks, and had an uncredited part in the film Just My Luck as a concert goer, along with sister Kara. In early 2007, she appeared as Annabelle in Genie in the House, and also played Maxine Brogan in Doctors.

She has also appeared in many adverts including Clearasil and Bio-Synergy.

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Hollyoaks

Tointon is best known for her appearance on the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. She made her first appearance on 30 April 2007. She played Katy Fox, younger sister of the already existing character, Warren Fox. Outside of Hollyoaks, she is close friends with Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox), Chris Fountain (Justin Burton), Roxanne McKee (Louise Summers) and Kent Riley (Zak Ramsey).[2]

It was announced on 3 November 2007 that Tointon had quit Hollyoaks to try new things, and that she will have played the character of Katy Fox for a year.[3] She said that her intention was always to stay just for a year.[2]

After Hollyoaks

In September 2008, she reprised her role of the young Anita in an episode of New Tricks.[citation needed] On 11 November she appeared in the role of an agoraphobic student named Emma Lewis in Doctors (A separate character to her previous 'Doctors' stint).[4]

She also starred in the movie The Children - a horror which co-starred Jeremy Sheffield. It was released in November 2008.[5]

Personal Life

She dated McFly bassist Dougie Poynter in 2004 but they split in 2006 due to 'career issues'.

Awards and nominations

Year Role Award
2008 Katy Fox in Hollyoaks Nominated for Most Spectacular Scene Of The Year At The British Soap Awards:Justin Run Over, Sharing With Chris Fountain (Justin Burton).[6]
2008 Katy Fox in Hollyoaks Nominated for Most Spectacluar Scene Of The Year At The British Soap Awards:Car Over The Cliff, Sharing With Chris Fountain (Justin Burton), Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox), Matt Littler (Max Cunningham) and Gemma Bissix (Clare Cunningham).[7]
2008 Katy Fox in Hollyoaks Won Most Spectacluar Scene Of The Year At The British Soap Awards:Car Over The Cliff, Sharing With Chris Fountain (Justin Burton), Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox), Matt Littler (Max Cunningham) and Gemma Bissix (Clare Cunningham).[7]

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