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Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie was born in Accrington, Lancashire in February 1970. A woman with a strong social conscience, she originally wanted to be a social worker. She was an amateur actress with the Oswaldtwistle Players and studied A-level Theatre Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College. Fate took a turn when she took an audition for drama school to be with her friends. It landed her a place at LAMDA, where she studied from 1988-1991. After graduating she set up her own theatre company, Arts Threshold, with a group of friends in Paddington, taking time out for TV roles in The Bill, the Catherine Cookson drama The Dwelling Place, a care home worker in Victoria Wood's comedy film Pat and Margaret and, just prior to Coronation Street, as an animal rights protestor in Dalziel & Pascoe. She was spotted by the casting crew for "Coronation Street" whilst playing in "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester, playing the dual roles of a maid and a night watchman!

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Jan 1, 1970
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Coronation Street 1960-12-09
Latest Project:
Movie Peterloo 2018-11-01
Known For
Poster of Cucumber
Poster of Broadchurch
Poster of The Dwelling Place
Poster of Coronation Street
Movie Peterloo Female Reformer 2018-11-01
Movie I Told My Mum I Was Going On An RE Trip Herself (Introduced By) 2018-01-20
Movie Tofu Herself 2015-01-22
Series Cucumber Cleo Whitaker 2015-01-22
Movie Closets Penny 2015-08-13
Movie Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster 2015-10-11
Series Inside No. 9 Kath 2014-02-05
Series Broadchurch Trish Winterman 2013-03-04
Series Moving On Linda 2009-05-18
Movie Coronation Street: Romanian Holiday Hayley Cropper 2009-10-26
Series Harry Hill's TV Burp Unknown 2002-11-14
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie Pat and Margaret 1994-09-11
Series The Dwelling Place Rose Turnbull 1994-05-08
Series Coronation Street Hayley Cropper 1960-12-09