Sienna Blake

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Sienna Blake
Sienna Blake.png
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed byAnna Passey
Duration2012—
First appearance21 November 2012
Introduced byBryan Kirkwood
ClassificationPresent; regular
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OccupationBarmaid (2013)
Nanny (2013)
HomePsychiatric Hospital
 
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Sienna Blake
Sienna Blake.png
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed byAnna Passey
Duration2012—
First appearance21 November 2012
Introduced byBryan Kirkwood
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
OccupationBarmaid (2013)
Nanny (2013)
HomePsychiatric Hospital

Sienna Blake is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Anna Passey. The character made her first on-screen appearance on 21 November 2012. Emily Lawrance was originally cast to portray the character before the role was recast. Passey's casting was announced in October 2012 and it was revealed that Sienna would be introduced as the twin sister of established character Dodger Savage (Danny Mac).

Sienna's storylines have involved her taking over Nancy's place in the Osborne family, developing a relationship with Darren and trying to find her long-lost daughter Sophie.

Casting and character creation[edit]

The character of Sienna was announced on 7 October 2012, with Emily Lawrance cast in the role.[1] However, the role was recast with Passey before the character made her on-screen debut.[2] Sienna is the twin sister of Dodger Savage (Danny Mac), the twin sibling Dodger never knew he had.[2] Passey made her first on-screen appearance as Sienna in the episode broadcast on 21 November 2012.[3]

Development[edit]

Characterisation[edit]

Sienna Blake is beautiful, clever and calculating, often keeping secrets from those around her. A troubled girl with serious insecurities, Sienna conceals her cold, cynical and manipulative behaviour beneath a charming, warm exterior. This conflicting personality has allowed Sienna to lure many into her web of lies and deceit...

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In an interview with Digital Spy Passey described Sienna as a "bit of a villain" with a more "complicated" narrative.[5] When she joined the show, Passey was disclosed the background of Sienna's character by the producers, "I knew all about her upbringing and the problems she'd had with her family."[5] On the characters background Passey said, "She's had quite an unusual upbringing, because she's never really had any friends. Normally, most people learn how to socialise and form relationships with people as they grow up, but Sienna has missed out on all of that. She's only ever really had her father."[5]

Passey opined that Sienna is not a "evil".[6] Speaking to Inside Soap, Passey said: "With her upbringing, she isn't an out-and-out evil person. She really believes she's got her reasons to do what she does."[6]

Storylines[edit]

Dodger tracks his father Patrick Blake (Jeremy Sheffield) down. When he visits him he meets Sienna. Dodger and friend Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson) introduce themselves under the pretense of carrying out a consensus. Sienna allows them into her house. Patrick questions if they are official, he discovers they are not and assumes that Dodger and Darren are trying to con him. Dodger reveals he is Patrick's son. Patrick is adamant that his son Mark, which is Dodger's real name, is dead, because that's what Dodger's mum Anna Blake (Saskia Wickham) told him years ago. After Dodger proves his real identity, Patrick reveals Sienna is his twin sister."

Sienna starts to create an unhealthy obsession with The Osborne's and particularly Darren and Nancy's relationship.

Reception[edit]

Passey was nominated for Best Bitch at the 2013 Inside Soap Awards.[7] Also, the storyline of Sienna plotting to steal Nancy's life was nominated for Best Storyline.[7] At the 2014 National Television Awards, she received a nomination for "Most Popular Newcomer".[8] Tina Campbell of Metro praised Passey's portrayal of the character and stated that despite her many flawes "you can’t help but love Sienna".[9] Katie Archer of BT describes Sieena as "sweet and innocent", but "on the inside, things are far uglier."[10] MSN.com labeled the character as a "psychopath".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "Exclusive: 'Hollyoaks' Dodger Savage to discover twin sister". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (26 October 2012). "'Hollyoaks': Cindy's daughter Holly returning to soap". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (13 November 2012). "3478: Dodger decides to meet his real dad". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Profile: Sienna Blake (Anna Passey)". Channel 4 (Channel 4 Television Corporation). Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Kilkelly, Daniel (30 May 2013). "'Hollyoaks': Anna Passey teases shock fire, Sienna Blake future". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Taylor, Frances (4 July 2013). "'Hollyoaks' Anna Passey on Sienna: 'I don't think she could kill'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Coronation Street leads Inside Soap Awards nominations". virginmedia.com. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "National Television Awards 2014: full list of winners". telegraph.co.uk. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Campbell, Tina (3 March 2014). "From her scheming ways to her dreamy brother Dodger: Why Sienna is the best character in Hollyoaks right now". metro.co.uk. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Archer, Katie (18 August 2013). "Hollyoaks' Sienna Blake - exclusive soap chat". Bt.com. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Anna Passey: Sienna couldn't kill". MSN.com. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

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