Maddie bullied her way through Years 7 and 8, then Baz tamed her somewhat before their relationship collapsed due to his family problems. Kacey Barnfield, meanwhile, is delighted to be different...
DOB: 14 January 1988

STAR SIGN: Capricorn

TV: HOPE AND GLORY (BBC 2000), Maddie Gilks in GRANGE HILL (BBC/Mersey 2001-2006), Chloe Fox in THE BILL (Thames TV 2004); THE BILL (Thames 2007); Claudie Waters in CASUALTY (BBC 2007)

FILM: Yukino Girl in POPCORN (2007)

INSIDE INFO Kacey beat 400 other hopefuls to win the role of Maddie. She screamed and jumped for joy when the phone call came telling her she'd got the part!

KACEY ON MADDIE... "I love playing her, she's quite a selfish person," Kacey explains. "She set Taylor up last year in a bid to prove he was a two-timer. It backfired on her though, even though she was doing the right thing at the time. I love playing her though - Maddie's very dimensional. Sometimes she's nice, sometimes nasty."

FAMILY: Kacey is the oldest of three children; brother Kye and sister Tyla. They live with mum Karen and dad Malcolm in north London.
Kacey Barnfield
HOBBIES: Spending time with friends, shopping and acting. Kacey's a Tottenham Hotspur fan - "till I die!" - and her favourite player is Kasey Keller because he shares her name! Right now Kacey is addicted to Pop Idol and is a Friends and EastEnders fan. Favourite sport is Netball - she used to play all the time for her school team.

David Mercer is Kacey's favourite author - she enjoys reading his plays and her favourite is "The Acarta Promise". She'd love to act in one!

LIKES: Chinese food (especially duck and crispy pancakes!), Strawberry milkshakes, Eminem, Miss Dynamite, and cats. She's got four persians called Bailey, Tay, Teddy and Dudley (see the Grange Hill connection?!) Oh, and a dog called Archie!

Kacey has too many favourite films to name but anything with Johnny Depp gets her vote! The Shawshank Redemption and Braveheart made her cry a lot! At the moment her favourite is The Green Mile. Her all-time musical favourite is Michael Jackson.

AMBITION: Kacey's always dreamt of being an actress, director or producer.

More about Kacey at her microsite

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