STAR SIGN: Aquarius
TV: Tanya Young
in GRANGE HILL (Mersey TV 2003-)
THEATRE: I've been
a Rabbit in WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Feelgood Theatre Productions);
Debbie in TEACHERS (Laine Johnson); Charlotte in OUR
DAY OUT (Laine Johnson); Brigitta in THE SOUND OF MUSIC;
OLIVER! (both Ashton Youth Theatre). Also, in OLIVER!
I played a "workhouse kid" and "maid",
both with Ashton Operatics Society.
KIRSTEN ON TANYA:
I love playing Tanya - she's feisty, really bright, a
bit of a rebel, popular and confident - all rolled into
one. But I don't think I am much like her. I believe in
standing up for what you believe in but the ways in which
Tanya goes about these things I find a bit extreme and
she can sometimes take things too far which can backfire
even if she means well. She's a bit too bossy and I think
I'd get annoyed with her a lot! But she doesn't think
she could be friends with Tanya in real life:
I think Tanya is a fantastic part to play and Iím incredibly
grateful for the fantastic storylines I have been given!
They have been a good challenge..
ON BEING IN GRANGE HILL:
Itís great to be in such a well-loved show. I thoroughly
enjoy my work and the mischievous ways of Tanya!! It has
been an excellent opportunity for me and I have loved
working with some truly amazing friends. Unfortunately,
distance makes it hard for our friendships but if I could
I would meet up with all the cast! They are all great!
I have met up with Lauren Bunney (Annie) and Dani Fray
(Emma) a few times.
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and going out with friends. I dance and sing also. Love
most kinds of music. Dance, RnB, Drum n Bass and Garage
especially. My favourite shows are Hollyoaks, Desperate
Housewives, Footballers Wives (it's wicked!) and Bad Girls.
Coronation Street is great too!
I love holidays especially very hot Caribbean Cruises!
Also like Tanya I love makeup! So my Bobbi Brown and
Dior makeup come a very close second! I hate rainy days
|AFTER GRANGE HILL...
I would love to carry on working on television because
I genuinely love doing it. I hope to go on to bigger things
if I can carry on being as lucky as I have been. I would
like to do anything from presenting to films to soap operas.
I am an accomplished singer with a Grade 3 soprano voice,
and a keen dancer especially in disco dancing. I trained
at the renowned Laine Johnson theatre school in Salford.
So if nothing else works, Tanya could always get Togger's
attention by serenading him!
Many thanks to Kirsten
for her help!