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Kara Tointon (born 5.8.1983)

Kara Tointon is a British actress who played the role of Dawn Swann in the popular TV soap opera Eastenders.

Kara Tointon: Childhood

Kara Tointon was born to Carol and Ken Tointon in Essex. Her sister Hannah is also an actress. Both girls attended St. Michael's school, in Leigh and then St. Hilda's school in Westcliffe-on-Sea, both in Essex. Kara was diagnosed as dyslexic at the age of seven.

Kara took part in speech and drama lessons at school, taking London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art exams, as well as entering local music festivals and performing poetry recitals. Tointon also attended the Morgan Academy of Performing Arts. From the age of 15, she dated Jason Bourne of Busted, until she landed her role in Eastenders.

Kara Tointon: Acting Career

Kara Tointon had her first professional acting experience when she landed the role of Brigitta in a production of The Sound of Music at the Cliffs Pavilion. She then got a paid job as one of the children in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Tointon's first TV appearance came when she was an extra on Eastenders, playing the friend of Sonia Fowler, who was played by Natalie Cassidy. She then went on to play the part of the student Pauline Young in the debut series of Teachers. The series also starred Tamzin Malleson, James Lance and Matthew Horne.

In 2001, Kara Tointon featured in Mile High, a British TV series and also appeared in Dream Team, a Sky1 and Sky3 football drama. She then appeared in films such as Just My Luck, which starred Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine and The Football Factory, which starred Danny Dyer. She also took part in a number of adverts, for companies such as McDonalds.

Tointon joined the cast of Eastenders at the same time as Tiana Benjamin, Matt Di Angelo, Kellie Shirley and Charlie Clements. She left the show in August 2009, at the same time as Ricky Groves. After leaving the show, she appeared in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with her partner, Eastenders star Joe Swash in Bristol. The couple split up during the show's run.

In the summer of 2010, BBC Three aired a documentary entitled Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid, about her dyslexia.

Later in 2010, it was announced that Kara Tointon had been selected as one of the contestants on that year's series of Strictly Come Dancing. Her partner for the show was Artem Chigvintsev. The judge Alesha Dixon awarded Tointon the first score of 10 of the series. Matt Baker and Pamela Stephenson were in the final with Tointon, who finally won the series. Other notable contestants included Goldie and Ann Widdecombe.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

National Television Awards 2016

Kara Tointon - National Television Awards 2016 - Red Carpet - at the O2, London at O2 Arena, National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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The National TV Awards 2016

Kara Tointon - The National Television Awards 2016 (NTA's) held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals at The National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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Kimberley Walsh Celebrates Her Hen Night With Former Girls Aloud Band Mates

Kara Tointon - Kimberly Walsh seen celebrating her Hen Night in London with former Girls Aloud band members, Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts. Kimberly held a private party at Cuckoo club in Mayfair for her hen do. - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th January 2016

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Celebrities At The ITV Studios

Kara Tointon - Kara Tointon outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 8th January 2016

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Entourage The Movie

Kara Tointon - Entourage the movie UK premiere at the Vue cinema - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th June 2015

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Kimberley Walsh Gives Birth To Baby Boy


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Kimberley Walsh has given birth to a baby boy.

The former Girls Aloud singer delivered the tot on Thursday (04.09.14) and mother and baby are doing well.

Kimberley and her long-term boyfriend Justin Scott have decided to name their son Bobby and they are overjoyed to become parents.

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Kimberley Walsh Wants Birth Filmed


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Kimberley Walsh wants her birth to be filmed.

The 32-year-old singer is expecting her first child next month with partner Justin Scott and she is fully prepared to give birth to a large baby.

She told OK! Magazine: ''I'm excited about meeting my baby - I'd like Justin to film the birth.

Continue reading: Kimberley Walsh Wants Birth Filmed

Strictly Come Dancing Couple Kara Tointon And Artem Chigvintsev Split?


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Strictly Come Dancing couple Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev's relationship is reportedly on the rocks, according to new rumours suggesting the love between the showbiz pair has fizzled out.

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Kara Has Managed To Remain Looking Positive Throughout Her Alleged Relationship Struggles.

The former EastEnders actress and the dance trainer met when Kara signed up to BBC's Strictly Come Dancing celebrity talent contest in 2010 and have dated ever since. However, apparently now their relationship has run its natural course and the couple are ready to split after a rocky few months.

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'Last Passenger' Trailer Released: Watch The Terrifyingly Startling Teaser Clip [Trailer]


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It has to be said, the trailer for Last Passenger starts off being really annoying - a bellowing, rowdy group of friends are heading somewhere in a car - with amateur-style footage showing the antics of the passengers who are singing and laughing. The sound levels are grating and the camera shot is disorientating. We've heard that the film's about a train, but these people are clearly in a car. What's the point? Then comes the end of the 30 second teaser clip and our stomachs lurch; nothing could have prepared us for the shocking finale to what started off as a merry affair.

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The title, Last Passenger, briefly flickers at the bottom of the dark screen and our blood runs cold for a few seconds. It's clearly a movie but the events looked too real to be fictitious. Have we mistakenly signed up for watching a snuff movie? Is this one of those police caution adverts warning kids not to play near tracks or drivers not to speed?

Continue reading: 'Last Passenger' Trailer Released: Watch The Terrifyingly Startling Teaser Clip [Trailer]

Robbie Savage: Queen Elizabeth Convinced Me To Dance Again


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Britain's Queen Elizabeth convinced Robbie Savage to dance again.

The former footballer had vowed to give up his dancing shoes after taking part in BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' but when he was asked to take part in the Jubilee Family Festival, being staged in London's Hyde Park on June 2 and 3, he couldn't say no.

Speaking at the Sony Radio Academy Awards on Monday (14.05.12), he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I'm going to be dancing again at the Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park next month. I had said that was the end of my dancing days after 'Strictly' but when you're asked to do something for the queen you can't really say no.

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The Sweeney Trailer


Cockney geezers of the world rejoice as the big screen remake of the seventies police drama The Sweeney is in post-production and will be released in cinemas in mid-September. Ray Winstone stars as Detective Jack Regan whilst Ben Drew, alias rapper Plan B, stars as Detective Sergeant George Carter, the part initially made famous by Dennis Waterman. Despite being parodied numerous times for his tendency to write/perform the theme tunes of may of his shows, Waterman actually didn't write the theme tune to the Sweeney, however no word has been made on whether Shaw (or Waterman) will be making a special appearance on the film's soundtrack.

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Kara Tointon Set To Replace Alesha Dixon On 'Strictly'


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Kara Tointon has emerged as a frontrunner to replace Alesha Dixon on the judging panel of the UK's 'Strictly Come Dancing' after Dixon gave up the role to jump ship and head to Itv where she'll be on the panel of the Simon Cowell-created 'Britain's Got Talent'. Tointon, who is known best for her portrayal of the 'Eastenders' character Dawn Swann on the soap between 2005 and 2009, won the competition back in 2010 beating out current 'One Show' host Matt Baker in the process. In a successful series for her she also found love, going on to form a relationship with Russian professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev.

Continue reading: Kara Tointon Set To Replace Alesha Dixon On 'Strictly'

Artem Chigvintsev Looking Glum After Kara Split Rumoirs


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Artem Chigvintsev looked decidedly glum as he left rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing this week, with rumours swirling he has split from girlfriend Kara Tointon. The professional dancer has reportedly moved out of the couple's flat following jealous rows over his current dance partnership with Holly Valance, according to the UK's Daily Mail.

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Kara Tointon And Artem To Split After Raunchy Routines?


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Kara Tointon is at "breaking point" with her boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev after becoming jealous of his raunchy routines with current Strictly Come Dancing partner Holly Valance. According to the UK's Sun newspaper, Artem has left the couple's London home and moved in with fellow pro Robin Windsor.

Continue reading: Kara Tointon And Artem To Split After Raunchy Routines?

Holly Valance Calls For Male Dancers To Wear Heels


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Holly Valance, the Australian actress turned musician, has jokingly called for the male contestants on Dancing With The Stars to wear high heels. Valance has been preparing for Saturday's opening show with partner Artem Chigvintsev, but the singer claims the girls are at an immediate disadvantage.

Continue reading: Holly Valance Calls For Male Dancers To Wear Heels

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Kara Tointon

Date of birth

5th August, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.65




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