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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.



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The European Premiere of "Entourage"

Kara Tointon - The European Premiere of "Entourage" held at Vue West End - Arrivals at Vue West End - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th June 2015

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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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EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 Official After Party - Arrivals

Kara Tointon - A variety of stars were photographed at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2015 Official After Party which was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Kara Tointon - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at The Royal Opera House - Arrivals at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

the after party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel

Kara Tointon - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards after party which was held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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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.

Last Passenger Poster

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]

Last Passenger Trailer


Lewis Shaler may have a well-paid job as a doctor and a beautiful young son named Max, but his life is far from perfect. Being a single father in a highly demanding career leaves him with little time to enjoy a personal life, but when he becomes engaged in conversation with a pretty girl named Sarah Barwell on a late London train, he begins to wonder if his life is changing for the better. However, his moment of bliss turns into a horrific nightmare when it becomes clear that the train guard is nowhere to be found and their journey becomes chaotic and dangerous. Their driver is a suicidal psychopath with plans only to make one stop and crash the vehicle, killing all on board.

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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

Date of birth

5th August, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.65