Julie Hesmondhalgh

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Soap Opera Actress
Date of Birth February 25, 1970
Place of Birth England
Age 50 years old
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Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Claire Hesmondhalgh is an English actress, known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 1998 and 2014. For this role, she won Best Serial Drama Performance at the 2014 National Television Awards and Best Actress at the 2014 British Soap Awards. Hesmondhalgh's other regular television roles include Cucumber, Happy Valley, and Broadchurch. Her stage credits include God Bless the Child at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and Wit at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. In 2019 Methuen Drama published her Working Diary as part of their Theatre Makers series. She is, with writer Becx Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer, co-founder of Take Back, a Manchester-based theatre collective dedicated to making script in hand rapid responses to social and political events.

Born: Julie Claire Hesmondhalgh, February 25, 1970, Accrington, Lancashire, England
Alma mater: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1988–present
Agent: Lou Coulson Associates
Television: Coronation Street (1998–2014), Cucumber (2015), Happy Valley (2016), Broadchurch (2017)
Political party: Labour
Spouse(s): Ian Kershaw
Children: 2
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About Julie Hesmondhalgh

Portrayed the character of Hayley Crooper on Coronation Street. He role marked the first transsexual character on a British series.

Before Fame

She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


In 1999 and 2004, she was the co-recipient of the Best Onscreen Partnership for her role on "Coronation Street" at the British Soap Awards.

Family Life

She married actor Ian Kershaw in 2005. They have a daughter named Martha together.


She appeared on Coronation Street along with Brian Capron.

Information related to Julie Hesmondhalgh

  • Actresses from Lancashire
  • Actors at the Royal Exchange, Manchester
  • English humanists
  • Labour Party (UK) people
  • Alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • English soap opera actresses
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Latest information about Julie Hesmondhalgh updated on July 07, 2020.

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