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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 February 1976London, England, UK
Birth NameClaire Hawes
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keeley Hawes was born on February 10, 1976 in London, England as Claire Hawes. She is an actress, known for Death at a Funeral (2007), The Bank Job (2008) and The Avengers (1998). She has been married to Matthew Macfadyen since October 8, 2004. They have two children. She was previously married to Spencer McCallum.

Spouse (2)

Matthew Macfadyen (8 October 2004 - present) (2 children)
Spencer McCallum (December 2001 - 2002) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (15)

She was spotted in Oxford Street in London by an agent who inquired if she modeled. She began her modeling career from that point on and continued for nearly a year, before being cast in her first movie role, Karaoke (1996).
Attended the Sylvia Young Theater School which also produced stars Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) and Nick Berry.
Her dad and two brothers are all London cabbies.
Keeley left her husband just after 5 months of marriage. She began dating Matthew Macfadyen (her co-star from the BBC TV series MI-5 (2002)) shortly after but maintains she never had an affair whilst married to McCallum.
Youngest of four children.
Best known as the fourth voice of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider Games.
While at Sylvia School, she had elocution lessons to eliminate her broad cockney accent.
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Maggie in order to begin filming her ShakespeaRe-Told (2005) episode. Returned to work 3 days after third child was born to shoot TV show for BBC with Richard Armitage and Dawn French.
Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Maggie when she completed filming Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 24, a son Myles McCallum in April 2000. Child's father is her boyfriend (now ex-husband), Spencer McCallum.
(October 8, 2004) Married her boyfriend of 2 years, Matthew Macfadyen, in a private ceremony in their local Registry Office.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter Maggie Macfayden in December 2004. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Matthew Macfadyen.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 30, a son Ralph Macfayden in September 2006. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Matthew Macfadyen.
Announced her 2nd pregnancy with husband Matthew Macfadyen, due in September, 2006. [May 2006]
Will be filming the new series MI-5 (2002) in January 2004. [January 2004]

Personal Quotes (9)

Complicity (2000) is risqué, but I'm not bothered by such things. I watched RoboCop (1987) the other night and it was full of gratuitous violence. I would rather see gratuitous sex.
Coming from a family where the parents had been together for 40 years, you never imagine that divorce is going to happen to you.
"I was sent the DVD of me in ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth (2005), and there was this big, dramatic moment and I was thinking, this is looking good, and Myles came in and said, "Oh, Mummy, when are you going to do something good like Madagascar (2005)?"".
I've nothing against stay-at-home mums, but I love going to work, I love what I do and I wouldn't want to start resenting my home life if I was staying home 365 days a year.
Well, I think if you do a lot of interviews, you're laying yourself open. If you put yourself out, accept every invitation to every premiere, then you can't really complain when people knock on your front door and photograph you in the street. With Matthew and Pride & Prejudice (2005), the whole thing was huge, but even then, we haven't been followed around that much. Hopefully that's because we keep ourselves to ourselves.
Lara Croft is such a strong and powerful character, but she also has an edge to her, which was great to portray vocally.
Complicity (2000) is dark and more contemporary than anything I have done before. I find it quite hard to evaluate and was watching it recently, thinking: "My God, I'm so unsexy. I suppose everyone thinks that about their scenes, because we can remember how they're filmed. There was one consolation though - I looked much thinner than I thought I would. (On her sex scenes in Complicity (2000))
My character uses Jonny (Jonny Lee Miller) purely for sex. I think he felt a bit insecure, because I had to play a woman taking control. She used him as a man often uses a woman, which I found quite fun. But Jonny didn't particularly enjoy it and kept a little pair of pants on while we were filming. (On her sex scenes with Jonny Lee Miller in Complicity (2000))
The other day I was taking the kids to school when, just as I was leaving the house, Matthew (husband Matthew Macfadyen shouted, "You're not going out like that?" He joked that I looked like I was going into hospital for an operation. I had to admit I looked rather appalling and I frantically started brushing my hair. I'm certainly not one of those yummy mummies like Claudia Schiffer on the school run. Quite the opposite.

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