Chelsea Halfpenny

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Chelsea Halfpenny
Chelsea Halfpenny.jpg
Chelsea Halfpenny attending the National TV Awards in February 2012.
BornChelsea Halfpenny
26 September 1991 (1991-09-26) (age 21)
Gateshead, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active2004 - present
 
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Chelsea Halfpenny
Chelsea Halfpenny.jpg
Chelsea Halfpenny attending the National TV Awards in February 2012.
BornChelsea Halfpenny
26 September 1991 (1991-09-26) (age 21)
Gateshead, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active2004 - present

Chelsea Halfpenny (born 26 September 1991) is an English actress, best known for her role in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, as Amy Wyatt.

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Early life[edit]

Halfpenny attended St Augustines primary school in Leam Lane, Gateahead and then went on to attend St Edmund Campion School in Wrekenton .[1], both of which her Aunt, actresss, Jill Halfpenny attended. She also attended Saturday fame school classes at the Reavley Theatre School, Gateshead.[2] Halfpenny also lived on the Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead.[3]

Television and Film[edit]

Halfpenny's professional acting career began in 2004 when she appeared in Casualty episode "What Parents Do", playing an eleven-year-old girl called Karine.

In the same year she booked a role as Lucy Summerbee in popular children's television series Byker Grove. Halfpenny secured the role after answering an advertisement in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.[3] She remained with the show until 2006.

After leaving Byker Grove in 2006, Halfpenny continued to work in the North East. She featured in a small independent project for Sham Films, called Cherry Pop.[4]

Halfpenny in 2010 featured in a short film directed by Andy McVicar, called Compulsion. Halfpenny played the female lead Kelly, in a story of young adolescent love. " The film tells the story of Ian (Danial Hall) and his first romantic encounter with Kelly (Chelsea Halfpenny). When Ian’s trust in Kelly is thrown into doubt, his vulnerability is laid bare and he must confront it."[5]

The film was funded by Northern Film and Media's Digital Nation initiative fund. Made for £20,000, Compulsion won the British Council award for ‘Best New Short Film’ at the London film festival.[6]

On 8 October 2010, Halfpenny made her first appearance on Yorkshire-based soap opera Emmerdale as runaway teenager Amy Wyatt.[7]

In 2013, Halfpenny portrayed Sarah, in a short film called Lilium, a production by students at Teesside University.[8]

Music career[edit]

In 2009 she progressed to the Open Mic UK national finals, with Newcastle based girl group Vivo.

In 2011 Halfpenny also featured on a DVD release by MWM Records, called Big River Big Songs. Halfpenny sang a solo of "I Still Love Him" and sang a duet, "The Shoe Makker" with fellow Emmerdale cast member Charlie Hardwick.[9][10]

Both songs sung by Halfpenny were made for paid download on iTunes on 12 March 2012.[11][12]

Stage Productions[edit]

In 2012 Halfpenny also took part in Sunday for Sammy a biannual charity concert held in aid of the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund, which benefits young performers in the Newcastle area. Starring alongside Angela Lonsdale and Denise Welch, Halfpenny played Lambrini a young Newcastle woman on community service.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Halfpenny is the niece of Newcastle-born actress Jill Halfpenny. She is also the daughter of Newcastle DJ Paula Halfpenny.[14] She is also daughter to well known caretaker Paul.#Legend.

Awards & Nominations[edit]

List of credits[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013
Lilium
Sarah
Short film made by Teesside University students
2012
Sunday For Sammy
Lambrini
Charity Concert at Newcastle City Hall
2011
Big River Big Songs
Herself
DVD music release by WMW Records Newcastle
2010 – present
Emmerdale
Amy Wyatt
2010
Compulsion
Kelly
Short film funded by Northern Film and Media
2007
Byker Babe
Herself
2007
Cherry Pop
?
2004 - 2006
Byker Grove
Lucy Summerbee
2004
Casualty
Karine
Series 18, Episode 26; "What Parents Do"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family viewing". The Sunday Sun. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jill has the Xtra factor". Ic Newcastle. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Newest Grover's tips from TV aunt". Ic Newcastle. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cherry Pop". Sham Films. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "NFM funded short scoops top prize". Northern Film Media. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Andy McVicar film Compulsion wins London Short Film Festival prize". The Journal. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Amy Wyatt Character Profile ITV.com". ITV.com. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lilium". youtube.com. 
  9. ^ "DVD captures the heart and soul of the River Tyne". The Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Mason Wareham Official Video Trailer
  11. ^ "Still I Love Him (Big River Big Songs - The Tyne) (feat. The Hush) - Single". apple.com. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Shoemakker (Big River Big Songs - The Tyne) (feat. Billy Mitchell, Ray Ladlaw) - Single". apple.com. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Review: Sunday For Sammy, Newcastle City Hall". The Journal. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Chelsea Halfpenny: Playing Emmerdale mum hasn't made me broody". The Mirror. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

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