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Overview (4)

Born in Ilford, Essex, England, UK
Birth NameTamzin Maria Outhwaite
Nickname Tamzin Oofwaite
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tamzin Outhwaite was born on November 5, 1970 in Ilford, Essex, England as Tamzin Maria Outhwaite. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Hotel Babylon (2006) and Cassandra's Dream (2007). She was previously married to Tom Ellis.

Spouse (1)

Tom Ellis (11 June 2006 - 28 April 2014) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (21)

Daughter of Colin Outhwaite (b. 8 January 1946) and Anna (née Santi) Outhwaite (17 June 1950-21 April 2018).
Older sister to Kes Colin (b. 15 October 1972) and Jake Andrew Frank Outhwaite (b. 25 July 1980).
Attended Trinity High, an independent Catholic school in Woodford, where she excelled in sports.
Left school at the age of 16 to join the London Studio Centre, studying dance and drama. Prior to this she had attended the Stagestruck Theatre Company in Ilford from the age of 12.
Became engaged to her boyfriend of 6 months Tom Ellis on her 35th birthday in November 2005, having been introduced by mutual friend James McAvoy.
Was close friends with Adam Woodyatt prior to working alongside him in EastEnders (1985).
Replaced former EastEnders (1985) co-star Patsy Palmer in the role of Sgt. Jo McDonagh on Red Cap (2003).
Cousin of TV producer Daniel Baldwin.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter Florence Elsie Ellis on 17 June 2008. Child's father is her [now ex] husband, Tom Ellis.
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Florence to begin filming Paradox (2009).
Her EastEnders (1985) character Mel Healy's wedding to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), dated on 31 December 1999, ranked #2 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
Her EastEnders (1985) character Mel Healy's wedding to Steve Owen Martin Kemp), dated on 1 March 2001, ranked #8 in "The 50 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Weddings of All Time" (2010).
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a daughter Marnie Mae Ellis on 1 August 2012. Child's father is her [now ex] husband, Tom Ellis.
Was 3 months pregnant with her daughter Marnie when she completed filming on Great Expectations (2012).
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Marnie to begin filming her guest appearance on Doctor Who (2005).
Ranked #31 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Melanie Owen (2010).
Aunt of Sam Outhwaite (b. 4 July 2009).
Ranked #34 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Melanie Owen (2015).
Delivered her daughters Florence and Marnie via Caesarean section.
Paternal granddaughter of Frank (1910-1973) and Josephine (née Arnold) Outhwaite (1920-1997).
Served as bridesmaid to her friend Lucy Alexander at her wedding to Stewart Castledine on 3 June 1999.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on EastEnders (1985)] It taught me my trade on multi-camera, working with four cameras in a very quick speed, how to learn lines really quickly, how to be flexible and change lines when they re-write. I mean I wouldn't have had that training anywhere else, so that really just prepared me for all of the other drama that happened afterwards.
I love Matt Smith, he's so exciting to work with. But he also makes you feel really comfortable. Part of me wishes I'd had him there from minute one on the show [Doctor Who (2005)], because I might have done things differently.
[on New Tricks (2003)] We film between November and June every year, it's six to seven months, but it's quite a kind schedule in the sense that we get time off at Christmas, which a lot of television programmes don't, and we also, what we'll do is we'll do a block of two episodes together and then we'll have a week off and during that week we do a read-through for the next block and do all our fittings and stuff like that. We'll shoot two episodes at the same time so we can flip between one and two or three and four, and there's ten so there's a lot to make, ten hours of television.

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