Martine McCutcheon
English actress, singer
Martine McCutcheon
Martine McCutcheon is an English singer, television personality and Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress. McCutcheon had minor success as one third of the pop group Milan in the early 1990s; however, it was her role as Tiffany Mitchell in BBC's EastEnders that made her a household name in the UK in 1995. McCutcheon left the series at the end of 1998 to embark on a pop career, this time as a solo artist.
Biography
Martine McCutcheon's personal information overview.
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Which Best Part Of 'Love Actually' Is Actually The Best?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Feel it in your fingers: On Nov. 7, 2003, "Love Actually" was released in 576 theaters in North America. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the film earned $6,886,080, over its debut frame, a pittance of what would come: $246 million in global grosses and a permanent place alongside "It's A Wonderful Life," "Scrooged," "The Muppet Christmas Carol," "A Christmas Story" and "Elf" as a must-watch movie during the holiday season. While "Love Actually" fans can agree that the romantic comedy is a modern-day classic of the genre, one debate is much more combative: Just which of the film's nine story threads is actually the best? To decide, HuffPost Entertainment enlisted a team of editors "Love Actually" experts to, once and for all, make the definitive case for their favorite part of "Love Actually." Evidential proof of our findings is below. Juliet, Peter & Mark Love hurts. It's messy, intense and it often breaks your heart into a million unsalvageable pieces. The aching tr ...
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Martine McCutcheon gets £550 hair extensions days after declaring herself bankrupt
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
She may owe HMRC £149,000 in tax, but Martine McCutcheon still found a way to pay for £550 hair extensions on Wednesday.
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Martine McCutcheon declared bankrupt: former Eastenders star broke despite successes
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The former Eastenders star petitioned for bankruptcy at Kingston-Upon-Thames County Court under the name Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting, according to trade publication Credit Today.
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Martine McCutcheon weds musician Jack in Lake Como
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Couple tied the knot in Italian beauty spot after four year courtship.
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Martine McCutcheon cuts a much fuller figure than her Activia TV advert
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
Former chart-topper McCutcheon attended the Spectacle Wearer of the Year event at Battersea Power Station in London.
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Ayckbourn Flays Celebs on Stage - WhatsOnStage.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The problem as we saw with Martine McCutcheon -- what's happened to her, by the way? -- is the grind and routine of appearing in eight shows a week under very high pressure. That's something Harry Hill has never proved he can do
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Media Monkey's Diary - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A promising new challenge arrives next month, however, in the form of a debut ("in the bestselling tradition of Katie Price, Penny Smith and Martine McCutcheon") from Tess Daly – whose heroine Britt Baxter, not entirely surprisingly, is a "leggy,
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Amy's too fake to be a star in Essex - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Claire compared Amy with former EastEnder Martine McCutcheon, whose character Tiffany Raymond was killed off by scriptwriters in 1998 after the actress quit to attempt a pop career. Claire said: "Corrie wouldn't be entertaining if there were one
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Liverpool to get reality series based on The Only Way is Essex - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
She added: “It is like Martine McCutcheon leaving EastEnders. It's the Achilles' heel and strength of the show that people will get high profiles.” TOWIE co-creator Ruth Wrigley said the show is a success because it is shot in real-time,
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[Blog] Desperately Seeking Bobby Dutch - TWTD.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
I once tripped over in front of Martine McCutcheon outside Boots in Norwich but I don't count that one. To say that I was pleased to have Romeo as a guest would have been an understatement. I've been told I have an uncontrollable grin and an
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Chick Flicks List - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
"Love Actually" takes place in London, England, and features a handful of different people and stories depicting feelings of loneliness and romance, particularly during the holiday season. The large cast of "Love Actually" includes Martine McCutcheon,
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Charlie Sheen set for Celebrity Big Brother? - 3News NZ
Google News - over 5 years
Online gambling website Paddy Power currently has the following odds on the next Celebrity Big Brother winner: 5-1 Amy Childs; 6-1 Max George, Abbey Clancy, Martine McCutcheon; 8-1 Ricky Hatton; 10-1 Joanna Lumley, 12-1 Mr Sheen, 16-1 Peaches Geldof,
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EastEnders' star John Partridge used to have a crush on Corrie's Kevin! - Unreality TV
Google News - over 5 years
Not so much!” And John's co-star Ricky Norwood, who plays Fatboy Chubb, revealed that his soap crush was on former EastEnder Tiffany Mitchell, who was played by Martine McCutcheon. “The original Tiffany back in the day, gorgeous Martine McCutcheon
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EastEnders' John had a thing for Kevin Webster - What's On TV
Google News - over 5 years
... John's co-star Ricky Norwood, who plays Fatboy Chubb, has revealed his soap crush was on a former EastEnder. He said: "There's been a couple in EastEnders, but I'd go with Tiffany - the original Tiffany back in the day, gorgeous Martine McCutcheon
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BATTLE OF THE DIETS - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
CELEBRITY FANS: Cheryl Cole, Courteney Cox, Martine McCutcheon and Elizabeth Hurley. (dadamo.com) WHAT IT IS: Calorie counting is out and ProPoints are in. This system works by calculating the amount of protein, carbohydrates, fi bre and fat in one
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Kara Tointon enjoys a dressed down day as she shops for bathroom essentials in ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
She also follows in the footsteps of Julie Andrews and Martine McCutcheon who played the role on stage. It is the first time Kara has played a leading lady in the West End. Text from Artem? Kara checks her messages as she pushes an empty trolley into
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Gloucester music project intrigues Stephen Morris - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
For example, Ben and Jason were hardly the most famous musical duo in music's history - a huge shame in itself - but everyone knows the Martine McCutcheon song "Perfect Moment", which that duo penned. "Hopefully the songs we've written lately reflect
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Rogerstone teen's appeal to fund stage school dream - South Wales Argus
Google News - over 5 years
... Rogerstone, had been granted a place at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. The school caters for acting, singing, dance and musical theatre and boasts former pupils including Martine McCutcheon, Naomi Campbell and Bonnie Langford
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TV Blog: The Apprentice, Episode 5 - Holy Moly!
Google News - over 5 years
... us all as sweet but bumbling fools (source: Love Actually, where Billy Bob Thornton played the President and groped Martine McCutcheon's bum) Ahhh, Battleship Potemkin time, as our desperadoes sit round Sirlordalun's glowing dinner table of DOOM
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RICHARD KAY: Explorer discovers love at 71 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Martine McCutcheon's first saucy book, The Mistress, had a pasting from the critics, but that has not stopped it from being a success. At a party for the British Heart Foundation, the former soap star, 35, left, who lost her grandmother to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martine McCutcheon
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    In Autumn 2016, McCutcheon was announced as one of the new panelists for series 21 of Loose Women.
    More Details Hide Details McCutcheon made her debut as a regular on 8 September. She had also made a number of guest panelist appearances throughout the summer holidays prior to being made a regular.
  • 2015
    Age 38
    On 4 February 2015, McCutcheon gave birth to a son, Rafferty Jack McManus.
    More Details Hide Details McCutcheon spent years out of public life recuperating from ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis, aka, chronic fatigue syndrome) following an infection.
  • 2014
    Age 37
    In July 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Bolton for her services to entertainment along with former Bolton Wanderers footballer Chris Eagles.
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  • 2013
    Age 36
    In 2013, she was declared bankrupt by the Kingston upon Thames County Court with creditors including HM Revenue and Customs.
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  • 2012
    Age 35
    She married singer Jack McManus at Lake Como in September 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had been dating since 2009.
  • 2010
    Age 33
    In January 2010, she became the face on Danone's UK advertising campaign for its Activia yogurt brand.
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    In 2009, she had her first novel, The Mistress, published by Pan MacMillan.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    In August 2006, the supermarket chain, Tesco, announced that they would be using McCutcheon in a series of adverts to promote a new green scheme for recycling used plastic carrier bags.
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  • 2005
    Age 28
    A fitness DVD, Martine McCutcheon: Dance Body, was released in December 2005.
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    Screened on the UK television station ITV1 in December 2005, McCutcheon appeared in The English Harem, playing a woman in love with a Muslim man (Art Malik), who marries him despite knowing he already has two wives.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she presented and performed on ITV's entertainment programme, Moviemusic Mania. In 2007, McCutcheon was seen in two independent films, Withdrawal opposite Patrick Swayze and Jump!, as well as the Agatha Christie's Marple television series episode "At Bertram's Hotel", where she played a maid named Jane Cooper who assists Miss Marple with her investigations. She was also a judge in the second series of ITV1's Soapstar Superstar. Her appearance on the show drew criticism, with reports alleging that she was becoming a hate figure for the contestants, who were said to have found her comments relentlessly critical and at times patronising. She performed in an Art Plus fundraising event at the Whitechapel Art Gallery opposite Natalie Press, Samantha Morton and Rhys Ifans and in January 2008 she starred alongside actor Jason Donovan, in the ITV soap Echo Beach as character Susan Penwarden.
    In September 2005, she appeared in two episodes of hit BBC drama series Spooks, playing Tash, a waitress who witnesses a terrorist bombing.
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  • 2002
    Age 25
    In 2002, McCutcheon presented the National Music Awards for ITV1 and in 2003 she featured in her first major film role.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as tea-lady Natalie in the Richard Curtis romantic comedy Love Actually, where the British Prime Minister (played by Hugh Grant) falls in love with McCutcheon's character. The film received good reviews and was a box office success. McCutcheon went to America in the wake of the film's success, but a Hollywood career did not materialise. She did however, win MTV Movie Award for Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer.
  • 2000
    Age 23
    McCutcheon appeared in ITV's The Knock as well as the British film Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to play Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at the National Theatre in London. Despite missing many performances (citing health problems) and withdrawing nearly five months early from the production's transfer to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, she won Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical at the 2002 ceremony.
    In 2000, McCutcheon released her second album, Wishing, which was less successful, charting at No. 25 in the UK Albums Chart.
    More Details Hide Details The album spawned two singles – the No. 2 hit "I'm Over You" and the follow up song, a cover of the Donna Summer classic "On the Radio". Despite peaking at only No. 25, the album still managed to sell around 250,000 copies. McCutcheon released her third album, Musicality, a Broadway influenced cover album, in 2002. It reached No. 55 in the albums charts, however her pop career stalled when, due to poor sales, her recording contract was cancelled. A 2CD best of album called The Collection was released in September 2012.
  • 1999
    Age 22
    In 1999, McCutcheon debuted as a solo pop artist with Virgin Records and scored a No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart with the ballad "Perfect Moment" (originally recorded by Edyta Górniak in 1997).
    More Details Hide Details That same year she scored two more Top 10 hits, reaching No. 6 with two singles: "I've Got You" and later with "Talking in Your Sleep", which featured the double A-side "Love Me", an album track that was re-recorded for the Children in Need appeal with all proceeds being donated to that cause. All three singles were taken from her debut album, You Me & Us, which peaked at No. 2 in the UK Albums Chart and was certified platinum.
  • 1998
    Age 21
    The role of Tiffany grew, as did McCutcheon's popularity, and 22 million viewers tuned in to see her final scenes in Albert Square in 1998 when her character was killed in a special episode screened on New Year's Eve.
    More Details Hide Details In reality, McCutcheon had decided to leave the soap in order to pursue her singing career. However, she was annoyed that she would never be able to return to the show.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 19
    McCutcheon was engaged to DJ Gareth Cooke, but broke off the relationship in 1996.
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  • 1995
    Age 18
    McCutcheon's first appearance in the charts occurred in 1995 on a minor dance song "Are You Man Enough" with the dance producers Uno Clio.
    More Details Hide Details A promotional video was produced.
  • 1994
    Age 17
    In 1994, while working as a shopgirl at Knickerbox, McCutcheon was offered the role of Tiffany Raymond on the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders.
    More Details Hide Details McCutcheon took inspiration and advice from her mother on how to play the part.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on May 14, 1976.
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