Keeley Hawes, April 2008
|Born||Clare Julia Hawes |
10 February 1976
Marylebone, London, England, UK
Keeley Hawes (born Clare Julia Hawes 10 February 1976 in London, UK) is an English actress and former model. She starred in The Last September (1999) an adaptation of Elizabeth Bowen's 1929 novel, and has voiced roles in video games, such as the iconic Lara Croft from the long-running Tomb Raider series. In the UK she is known for her TV roles as Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002–04), Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008–10) and Lady Agnes in the 2010-12 remake of Upstairs, Downstairs.
Hawes was born in Marylebone, London, and is the daughter of a London cab driver. She was trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, which included ten years of elocution lessons. Hawes left home at age 17 and worked in a casino until she was spotted by a modelling scout on Oxford Street and signed up by Select until she was cast in Karaoke in 1996.
Early on in her career, she starred in at least four music videos, for the singles "Saturday Night" by Suede, "Marvellous" by the The Lightning Seeds, "Come Around" by The Mutton Birds and "She's a Star" by James.
Hawes first came into the public eye in the 1990s, having supporting roles in Troublemakers, Dennis Potter's Karaoke (BBC One/Channel 4, 1995), Heartbeat (ITV1, 1995), The Beggar Bride (BBC, 1997), and as the young Diana Dors in the biopic, The Blonde Bombshell (ITV, 1999).
Hawes appeared in several adaptations of classic and modern literature: Our Mutual Friend (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), the somewhat controversial Tipping the Velvet (BBC Two, 2002), and Under the Greenwood Tree (2005).
In 2006, she appeared in the long-running British comedy, Vicar of Dibley, (2 episodes 2006-07). She played Rosie, the sister of Harry (Richard Armitage), Geraldine's (Dawn French) love interest and eventual husband. She was also cast as Jane in the 2007 comedy Death at a Funeral, where she plays the supportive wife of her off-screen husband Matthew Macfadyen, whose father's funeral turns into a disaster.
In 2007, she was cast as Alex Drake in the Ashes to Ashes, the spin-off to hit BBC series Life on Mars. It told the story of a female police officer in service with London's Metropolitan Police, who, after being shot in 2008, inexplicably regains consciousness in 1983, having assimilated Sam Tyler's fantasies after being imprisoned in a coma. The series, broadcast in February 2008, follows her fighting to wake up from the world of 1983 so she can get back to the present day and save her daughter, Molly. She starred along with Philip Glenister who played the TV's iconic Gene Hunt. Hawes was awarded the "Best UK Television Actress Award" in 2008 by the Glamour Awards for her role. In September 2008, she began filming the second series of Ashes to Ashes, later broadcast in early 2009. In September 2009, Hawes filmed the final series of Ashes to Ashes along with Philip Glenister. The last ever episode was aired in May and gained more than seven million viewers.
In April 2008, Hawes began filming the BBC TV drama, Mutual Friends, which aired later that year.
In 2009 she portrayed DSI Martha Lawson in a 6-episode ITV series, Identity.
In December 2010, Hawes starred in the 3-episode re-launch of Upstairs, Downstairs, in which she played the leading role of Lady Agnes Holland.
On 25 April 2011, Hawes narrated the documentary "Kate and William: A Royal Love Story." on BBC One, in honour of the 29 April 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
On 23 February 2006, it was revealed that Hawes had replaced Jonell Elliott as the voice of Lara Croft. She voiced the role of Eidos Interactive's globe-trotting adventurer in Tomb Raider: Legend. She reprised her role in the 2007 remake of the original Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and again in 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld. She has also recorded her lines for the arcade-style Tomb Raider game, titled Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, released in 2010.
In 2002, she began a relationship with her Spooks co-star Matthew Macfadyen, eventually marrying him in November 2004 in the Richmond-upon-Thames Register Office. Their first child, Maggie, was born two months later. Their second child, son Ralph, was born in September 2006.
In 2002, after working on the television adaptation of Tipping the Velvet, Hawes was quoted in interviews with Diva magazine and Radio Times as saying she is bisexual. Later, in a Daily Mail article, she explained the comments, saying "[w]hat I actually said was that everybody is probably perfectly capable of finding somebody of the same sex attractive, but I certainly haven't had any lesbian relationships" and in the Radio Times, "Maybe what I meant is that everyone is a little bit bisexual. I've been married twice, both times to men."
Along with her husband, Hawes is a patron of CHASE hospice care for children. In 2009, she filmed a video introduction and recorded voiceovers for a Virtual Tour of Christopher's, the CHASE Children's Hospice in Surrey. The couple are also both patrons of the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham.
| ||Forever Green||Carol||(Season 1, Episode 3)|
| ||Troublemakers||Mandy||(Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode 6)|
| ||Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Sarah Mabledene||(Season 6, Episode 12) Talking to Strange Men|
| ||Pie in the Sky||Stella Jackson||(Season 4, Episode 1 and Episode 2)|
|Karaoke||Linda Langer||(Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode 4) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Heartbeat||Michelle||(Season 6, Episode 7) Snapped|
| ||The Beggar Bride||Angela Harper|
| ||Our Mutual Friend||Lizzie Hexam||(Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode 4 )|
|The Cater Street Hangman||Charlotte Ellison|
| ||The Blonde Bombshell||Younger Diana Dors|
|Wives and Daughters||Cynthia Kirkpatrick||(Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode 4 )|
|Murder in Mind||Deborah||(Season 1, Episode 7) Sleeper|
| ||A Is for Acid||Gillian Rogers|
|Me and Mrs Jones||Jane|
|Tipping the Velvet||Kitty Butler|
|Spooks||Zoe Reynolds||(Season 1, Episode 1 - Season 3, Episode 6)|
| ||Lucky Jim||Christine Callaghan|
|The Canterbury Tales||Emily|
| ||Sex & Lies||Kate|
|The Murdoch Mysteries||Dr. Julia Ogden||(Season 1, Episode 1 and Episode 2)|
| ||ShakespeaRe-Told||Ella Macbeth||(Season 1, Episode 2)|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||Philippa Haymes|
|Under the Greenwood Tree||Fancy Day|
|The Best Man||Kate Sheldrake|
| ||After Thomas||Nicola Graham|
|The Vicar of Dibley||Rosie Kennedy||(Season 5, Episode 1)|
| ||The Vicar of Dibley||Rosie Kennedy||(Season 5, Episode 2)|
| ||Ashes to Ashes||DI Alex Drake||Series 1|
|Mutual Friends||Jen||Series 1|
| ||Ashes to Ashes||DI Alex Drake||Series 2|
| ||Identity||DSI Martha Lawson|
|Ashes to Ashes||DI Alex Drake||Series 3|
|That Mitchell and Webb Look||Herself||Episode 1|
|Would I Lie to You?||Herself||(Series 4, Episode 3)|
|Upstairs, Downstairs||Lady Agnes Holland||New Series 1 (3 eps)|
| ||Kate & William: A Royal Love Story||Narrator||Documentary on the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton|
|Four Of A Kind||Narrator|
| ||Upstairs, Downstairs||Lady Agnes Holland||New Series 2 (6 eps)|
| ||The Lady Vanishes||Mrs Todhunter||BBC single drama|
|The Tunnel||Suze Harcourt||Series 1|
|Line of Duty||DI Lindsay Denton||Series 2 (6 eps)|
|1999||The Last September||Lois Farquar|
|2003||Chaos and Cadavers||Samantha Taggert|
|2005||A Cock and Bull Story||Elizabeth|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Jane|
|2008||The Bank Job||Wendy Leather|
|Flashbacks of a Fool||Adult Jessie|
|2013||Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box||Catherine Mundi||post-production|
|2006||Tomb Raider: Legend||Lara Croft|
|2007||Tomb Raider: Anniversary|
|2008||Tomb Raider: Underworld|
|2009||Tomb Raider: Underworld - Beneath the Ashes|
|Tomb Raider: Underworld - Lara's Shadow||Lara Croft and Doppelgänger|
|2010||Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light||Lara Croft|
Hawes was awarded the "Best UK Television Actress Award" in 2008 by the Glamour Awards for her role in Ashes to Ashes. She was also nominated for a TV Choice Award for the same role, and for the Best Actress award at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards.
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- Czyzselska, Jana (1 October 2002). "Dyke Drama". Diva. Retrieved 13 December 2007
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- Paton, Maureen (5 April 2009). "Keeley Hawes: 'There's a birth and a snog and lots of deaths'". Daily Mail (London: Associated Newspapers Ltd.). Retrieved 30 April 2010
- browne (3 March 2008). "Keeley Hawes: still delectable, but bisexual". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved 29 April 2010
- Rebecca Younger (23 December 2009). "Charity brings Christmas magic to CHASE children". Get Surrey. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- Helen Barrett (23 September 2009). "Digital Campaign of the Week: Chase Hospice Care for Children". Third Sector. Retrieved Junbe 3, 2012.
- Hastings, Chris (25 July 2010). "What WOULD Mrs Bridges think? Upstairs, Downstairs is back... with Keeley Hawes". Daily Mail (London).
- Allen, Kate (7 September 2009). "Coben, Cole, Atkinson vie for crime awards". The Bookseller. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Keeley Hawes.|
- Keeley Hawes at the Internet Movie Database
- Keeley Hawes page on the official BBC Spooks site, including an interview.
- Ashes to Ashes Interview