Hannah Tointon

Hannah Tointon

Infobox actor

imagesize = 150px
name = Hannah Tointon
birthname = Hannah Marie Tointon
birthdate = Birth date and age|1987|12|28
location = Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
yearsactive = 2003 - present
notable role = Katy Fox in "Hollyoaks"

Hannah Tointon (born 28 December 1987 in Southend on Sea, Essex, England) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Katy Fox in the long running Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks.

Early life

Hannah attended St Hilda's School, Westcliff, Essex, along with her older sister, Kara Tointon (who plays Dawn Swann in the BBC's "EastEnders"). 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.


Hannah 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".

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. [ cite web | url=http://www.harchester.net/profiles/index.asp?season=8&profile=103 | title=Savannah Caskey played by Hannah Tointon | publisher=HARCHESTER.NET | accessdate=2007-12-24 ] 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".


Hannah is probably best known in recent times 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). cite web | url=http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/H/hollyoaks/news/previous/08/04/080407.html | title=Exclusive Hannah Tointon interview | publisher=Channel 4 | date=2008-04-07 | accessdate=2008-04-08 ]

It was announced on 3 November, 2007 that Hannah had quit "Hollyoaks" to try new things, and that she will have played the character of Katy Fox for a year. [ cite web | url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/a79089/hollyoaks-actress-quits-after-a-year.html | title='Hollyoaks' actress quits after a year | publisher=Digital Spy | date=2007-11-03 | accessdate=2007-12-24 ] She said that her intention was always to stay just for a year.

After Hollyoaks

She is starring in a movie entitled "The Day", a horror co-starring Jeremy Sheffield, which is set to be released in November 2008. [ cite web | url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/soaps/article1456543.ece | title=From Hollyoaks to horror flicks | author=Derek Robins | publisher=The Sun | date=2008-07-22 | accessdate=2008-07-31 ]

In September 2008, she reprised her role of the young Anita in an episode of "New Tricks". [ cite web | url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/listings/programme.shtml?day=today&service_id=4223&filename=20080908/20080908_2100_4223_25906_60 | title=Listings | publisher=BBC ONE | date=2008-09-08 | accessdate=2008-09-09 ] She has also been in some adverts for Clean & Clear.Fact|date=September 2008

Awards and nominations


External links

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