Elize du Toit

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Elize du Toit
Elize du Toit at the BAFTA's.jpg
filming Material Girl for the BBC
Born(1981-09-05) 5 September 1981 (age 32)
Grahamstown, South Africa
ResidenceWest Kensington, London, UK
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Rafe Spall (2010–present)
ChildrenLena Spall
Rex Spall
 
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Elize du Toit
Elize du Toit at the BAFTA's.jpg
filming Material Girl for the BBC
Born(1981-09-05) 5 September 1981 (age 32)
Grahamstown, South Africa
ResidenceWest Kensington, London, UK
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Rafe Spall (2010–present)
ChildrenLena Spall
Rex Spall

Elize du Toit (born 5 September 1981) is a South African born actress best known for playing the role of Izzy Davies in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2000 to 2004, with a brief return in 2007.

Early and personal life[edit]

Elize du Toit was born in Grahamstown, South Africa,[1] the second of four children, to an artist mother and an orthodontist father. She spent most of her childhood in Pretoria. She moved to Berkshire, United Kingdom in December 1994, where she attended Wellington College and completed her A-levels, attaining straight As in English, French, History and History of Art.[2] She studied history at Edinburgh University, and performed with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company.[3]

On 1 February 2008, she met actor Rafe Spall through friends in a bar in London.[4] The couple married in 2010,[5] and live in West Kensington, London.[6] Their first child, a daughter Lena was born in 2011, and in November 2012 their second, a son called Rex.[5]

Career[edit]

Elize Du Toit won the role of Izzy Davies in the Channel 4 Soap Opera Hollyoaks after an open audition – beating 40,000 hopefuls. She left the show in 2004 after four years filming in Liverpool.[2]

In November 2011, Du Toit made an appearance in Coronation Street as Jenny, the ex-girlfriend of Matt Carter.[7]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000–2004HollyoaksIzzy Cornwell
2005TriangleBailey BlakeAmerican pilot, not picked up[8]
2006The Devil's ChairRachel Fowles
Dalziel and PascoeAbigail StewartSeries 10, 2 episodes: "Glory Days, Part 1 & 2"[9]
The Line of BeautySophie Tipper1 episode
2007Flirting with FlamencoKarenStraight-to-DVD[10]
Doctor WhoSinister womanSeries 3, 2 episodes
HollyoaksIzzy Cornwell
2008The BillClaire Webster1 episode
CasualtyNicola Westland3 episodes
2009HomelandSylvie
Waterloo RoadHeather
Ghost TownRachel
2010Material GirlKaty Travis1 episode
M.I. HighSydney Barbour[11]
2011Waking the DeadBonnie Yorke2 episodes
LewisAndrea de Ritter1 episode: The Gift of Promise
Coronation StreetJenny1 episode
2012SkyfallVanessaM's Assistant

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