Kierston Wareing (born 7 January 1978) is an English actress. Her first film role was the lead in Ken Loach's It's a Free World..., followed by a supporting role in Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank – which won the BAFTA award for ‘Best British Film’ and the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
|Born||7 January 1978|
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England
She starred in Ken Loach's film It's a Free World... as Angie. She has also played in Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank (2009) and Martina Cole's The Take. She has been nominated for one BAFTA award and three British Independent Film Awards.
She left the show on 9 January 2014. Wareing also played Delilah in the television series The Bible in 2013. Wareing joined the cast of Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in 2015 as new villainess Ashley Davidson with her first episode airing on 7 September 2015. In a shock twist, Ashley was killed by the unknown Gloved Hand Killer as part of a ten-month long storyline which saw the unknown assailant kill various villagers. Her last appearance was aired on 19 October 2015, during the 20th anniversary week of the show.
|2007||Wire in the Blood||Tina Adams||TV series (1 episode: "The Colour of Amber")|
|It's a Free World...||Angela||Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actress |
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
|Rise of the Footsoldier||Kate Carter|
|2008||Trial & Retribution||Leigh Fisher||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Leaving||Helen||Brest European Short Film Festival Acting Award (shared with Johnny Harris)|
|2009||The Case of Unfaithful Klara||Nina|
|Banged Up Abroad||Clare Matthews|
|Runaway||Kelly||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Fish Tank||Joanne||Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress |
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
|The Take||Jackie||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2010||Five Daughters||Nina||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Bonded By Blood||Kate Smith|
|2011||The Runaway||Madge||TV series (5 episodes)|
|The Shadow Line||Lia Honey||TV series (7 episodes)|
|Scott & Bailey||Victoria Birkinshaw||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.4")|
|Luther||Caroline Jones||TV series (Season 2: 4 episodes)|
|The Holding||Cassie Naylor|
|Top Boy||Heather||Four-part TV drama|
|Inside Men||Gina||Four-part TV drama|
|2012–14||EastEnders||Kirsty Branning||TV series (regular role)|
|2013||Mad Dogs||Lisa||TV series (1 episode)|
|The Bible||Delilah||TV series|
|The Fall of the Essex Boys||Karen||Film|
|The Double||James' Funeral Date||Film|
|2015||Hollyoaks||Ashley Davidson||TV series; guest role|
|2017||The End of the F***ing World||Debbie||TV|
|2018||Strike - Career of Evil||Leda Strike||TV|
|2018||I Love My Mum||Olga||Movie|
|2018||Trust||Cockney Pauline||2 episodes|
- Forrester, Katy (22 January 2016). "Kierston Wareing shows off her new look in transformation photoshoot ahead of upcoming role". Daily Mirror. (Trinity Mirror).
- BBC One – EastEnders – Kirsty Branning
- Kilkelly, Daniel (25 December 2012). "'EastEnders': Kierston Wareing talks Kirsty Branning role". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (15 August 2015). "Hollyoaks casts EastEnders star Kierston Wareing as new villain Ashley". Digital Spy.
- Greenwood, Carl (19 October 2015). "Who is Hollyoaks' Gloved Hand Killer? Murderer revealed during soap's 20th anniversary week". Daily Mirror. (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- Kierston Wareing on Twitter
- Kierston Wareing on IMDb
- Yahoo Movies
- Interview in The Independent
- Article in The Daily Telegraph
- From the official BAFTA website
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