Lorna Fitzgerald

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Lorna Fitzgerald
BornLorna Katie Fitzgerald
(1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 17)
Northampton, England
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
 
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Lorna Fitzgerald
BornLorna Katie Fitzgerald
(1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 17)
Northampton, England
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present

Lorna Katie Fitzgerald (born 8 March 1996[1]) is a British actress from Northampton. She lives in Hunsbury.[2] Her most notable role to date is that of Abi Branning in the British soap opera EastEnders.

Personal life

Fitzgerald started attending Stage Coach Drama Classes at the age of four.[3] She has two older sisters, Corinne and Abigail. She is a keen dancer and enjoys ballet and tap.[4] She also plays the guitar and keeps active by swimming.[4][5]

Career

She appeared in the Casualty episode "Animals",[4][5][6] and a short film called Big Girl, Little Girl.[3][7] She also appeared in the ITV drama The Golden Hour,[5] as well as playing Sarah Lancashire's daughter Jade Cannings in Cherished,[4][5][8] and Young Bex in According to Bex.[9] She has also been in adverts for Childline and Nescafe.

Some time after attending acting classes, Fitzgerald joined the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Stony Stratford, and Derngate Theatre School.[3] Through her agent, she heard about the role in BBC One soap opera EastEnders, and went to the BBC Studios in London for the first of three auditions.[3] She was cast as Abi Branning, making her first appearance in 2006.[4][5][10][10]

Fitzgerald has also been in a variety of plays, musicals and other TV programmes.

In November 2009, Fitzgerald was actively involved in a charity project in Northampton called Talking With Hands, a charity for people with hearing impairments and deafness. The project featured on ITV's Anglia News, alongside with Deaf actor Alex Nowak, and Fitzgerald helped with this project a great deal.[11]

In 2010, Fitzgerald was at the Gala screening for the How to Train Your Dragon at Vue West End on 28 March 2010 in London.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Famous Birthdays on this Day in History". HistoryOrb.com. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Famous Footsteps". Tony Doyle. Tony Doyle. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d Brosnan, Anna (2006-05-18). "Lorna's off to Albert Square - Northants ET". Northants Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "BBC - EastEnders - Characters & Cast - Lorna Fitzgerald". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Lorna Fitzgerald on IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  6. ^ "Casualty - Animals (Season 19 Episode 28)". LocateTV. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  7. ^ "Big Girl, Little Girl - BBC Film Network". BBC. 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  8. ^ "Cherished". LocateTV. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Lorna Fitzgerald - Actor". LocateTV. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  10. ^ a b "BBC - EastEnders - Characters & Cast - Abi Branning". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  11. ^ "Call to help deaf charity to £30,000 TV windfall". Northampton Chronicle and Echo. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "How To Train Your Dragon Gala Screening". Zimbio. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 

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