Natalie Gumede Actor

Natalie Gumede (born 20 March 1984) is an English actress and former dancer. She is best known for playing China in BBC Three's Ideal 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. She also appeared in The Persuasionists on BBC Two. She is currently playing Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street, engaged to Tyrone Dobbs. 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. She attended the London Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2003 from a three-year course in Acting and Musical Theatre.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 20th, 1984
Nationality
England

Education

1. Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts Educational Institution

The Italia Conti Academy is a theatre arts training school based in London. It was founded in 1911 by actress Italia Conti (Italia Emily Stella Conti, 1873–1946). The Academy promotes multi-skilled training, believing the more opportunities offered to students, the wider the choice of options in the work place.

Type Independent school
Founded
1911
Headquarters
23 Goswell Road, EC1M 7AJ - London, Greater London
Official web page www.italiaconti-acting.co.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts connected by profession and/or age

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Starring TV roles

1. Coronation Street

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Kirsty Soames
ITV
ITV Granada
ITV HD
STV
UTV
2011 2013 December 9th, 1960 56
Emily Walton
Jake Hartley
Mia Cookson
Lorraine Hodgson
Amy Kelly
Harry McDermott
Adam Booth
Brooke Vincent
Naomi Radcliffe
Bruno Langley
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Marc Baylis
Maggie Jones
Oscar Hartley
Joseph Aston
John Savident
Michael Le Vell
Sair Khan
Alex Bain
Jaxon Beswick
Maddox Beswick
Amy Walton
English

Awards won

2013 The British Soap Award for Villain of the Year

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Coronation Street TV Soap Opera

2013 The British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Coronation Street TV Soap Opera

2012 The British Soap Award for Best Newcomer

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Coronation Street TV Soap Opera

Wikipedia

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