Natalie Gumede

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Natalie Gumede
Born(1984-03-20) 20 March 1984 (age 28).
Burnley, Lancashire, England
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
 
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Natalie Gumede
Born(1984-03-20) 20 March 1984 (age 28).
Burnley, Lancashire, England
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present

Natalie Gumede (born 20 March 1984) is an English actress and former dancer. She is best known for playing Kirsty Soames in the ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street, who is engaged to Tyrone Dobbs, played by Alan Halsall. She previously played China in BBC Three's Ideal [1] who, along with her friend Asia (Rebecca Atkinson), is one of Moz's regular clients. Her character featured in the pilot episode, and was a regular in the first three seasons.[2] She also appeared in The Persuasionists on BBC Two.

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Early life

Gumede was born in Burnley and lived in Colne during her early life, attending Park High School. At the age of 11 while attending Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theatre, she got her big break when she was picked by BBC producers to help present the north-west regional insert for Children in Need in 1995.[3] She attended the London Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2003 from a three-year course in Acting and Musical Theatre.[4]

Television Roles

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Von TrappedMadison Avenue
2004–2007IdealChinaSeries Regular
2005EmmerdaleTania Coles2 episodes
2006DoctorsJenny Benjamin2 episodes
2008 UnreleasedThe Scum Also RisesMimsy
2009DoctorsCeline King1 episode
2010The PersuasionistsSusie
2011-Coronation StreetKirsty SoamesSeries Regular.

Film Roles

YearTitleRole
2008ClubbedJo

Stage Roles

YearTitleRoleTheater Name
2006Billy LiarLizLiverpool Playhouse

Commercial Roles

YearTitleRole
2006Coke Cola ZeroGirlfriend
2006Admiral Car InsuranceJane
2005National Lottery Euromillions RolloverWoman

2012 Dfs sofa advert (voice speaker)

Video Games

YearTitleRoleConsole
2008You're in the MoviesHeroineXbox

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