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Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie was born in Accrington, Lancashire in February 1970. A woman with a strong social conscience, she originally wanted to be a social worker. She was an amateur actress with the Oswaldtwistle Players and studied A-level Theatre Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College. Fate took a turn when she took an audition for drama school to be with ... See full bio »

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Coronation Street Hayley Cropper / Hayley Patterson
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Hide Hide Show Show Actress (18 credits)
 2017 Angel 2.0 (post-production)
Maureen Jones
 2016 Boys on Film 15: Time & Tied
Penny (segment "Closets")
 2016 Moving On (TV Series)
- Taxi for Linda (2016) ... Linda
 2015 Closets (Short)
 2015 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Kath Cook
- La Couchette (2015) ... Kath Cook
 2015 Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster (TV Movie)
Sylvia Lancaster
 2015 Cucumber (TV Series)
Cleo Whitaker
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Cleo Whitaker
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Cleo Whitaker
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Cleo Whitaker
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Cleo Whitaker
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Cleo Whitaker
 2015 Banana (TV Series)
Cleo Whitaker
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Cleo Whitaker
 2003 TV Burp (TV Series)
Hayley Cropper
 1998 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Wendy Walker
- The Wood Beyond (1998) ... Wendy Walker
 1994-1997 The Bill (TV Series)
Doctor / Jo
- Do Unto Others (1997) ... Doctor
- No Job for an Amateur (1994) ... Jo
 1994 Screen One (TV Series)
Helper in Old Age Home
- Pat and Margaret (1994) ... Helper in Old Age Home
 1994 The Dwelling Place (TV Mini-Series)
Rose Turnbull
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Rose Turnbull
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Rose Turnbull
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Rose Turnbull
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Performed in the stage production of "Blindsided", alongside Katie West, at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Alternate Names:

Julie Hesmond-Halgh | Julie


5' 3¾" (1.62 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Cucumber (2015)] It's just a drama about a group of people having sex with each other. I don't find it risqué. Just because it's about gay sex, it doesn't mean that it's dirty or controversial. See more »


Gave birth to her only child at age 31, a daughter Martha Mo Kershaw in October 2001. Child's father is her partner [now husband], Ian Kershaw. See more »

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