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Date Of BirthMay 14, 1976
SpouseJack McManus
FactIs the daughter of Thomas Hemmings and Jenny Tomlin.

Martine McCutcheon is an English actress, singer and television personality. She rose to fame in the early 2000s with her role as Tiffany Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She has also appeared in a number of films and stage productions, including Love Actually (2003), My Fair Lady (2003) and As You Like It (2006). McCutcheon has released two studio albums, You, Me & Us (2004) and Lost and Found (2007).

Born on May 14, 1976 in Hackney, London, McCutcheon is the eldest of three children. Her father, Keith, is a carpenter and her mother, Mandy, is a housewife. She has two younger brothers, Jamie and Stuart. McCutcheon was educated at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form College. She later studied drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

McCutcheon began her acting career in the early 1990s with a number of small roles in television programmes such as The Bill and Casualty. She made her breakthrough in 2000 with her role as Tiffany Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. McCutcheon remained with the show for two years before leaving in 2002.

After leaving EastEnders, McCutcheon appeared in a number of films and stage productions. She starred alongside Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson in the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003). She also played the role of Eliza Doolittle in a West End production of My Fair Lady (2003). In 2006, she appeared as Rosalind in a production of As You Like It at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park.

McCutcheon has released two studio albums, You, Me & Us (2004) and Lost and Found (2007). She has also released a number of singles, including “Perfect Moment” (2004) and “I Feel You” (2007).

In addition to her work as an actress and singer, McCutcheon has also appeared as a television presenter. She was a co-host of The Friday Night Project (2006-2007) and The Paul O’Grady Show (2009-2010). She has also appeared as a contestant on a number of reality shows, including Strictly Come Dancing (2008) and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2012).

McCutcheon married actor Jack McManus in 2012. The couple have one son, Rafferty, who was born in 2015.

General Info

Full NameMartine McCutcheon
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1976
Height1.7 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Author, Actor, Singer, Radio personality
EducationItalia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts


SpouseJack McManus
ChildrenRafferty Jack McManus
ParentsJenny Tomlin, Thomas Hemmings
SiblingsLJ McCutcheon


AwardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Empire Award for Best Newcomer, The British Soap Award for Best Storyline, National Television Award for Most Popular Actress, MTV Movie Award for Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performance
NominationsBrit Award for Pop Act, The British Soap Award for Best Exit, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
MoviesJump!, The English Harem, Love Actually, Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
TV ShowsMoving Wallpaper, Echo Beach, EastEnders, Bluebirds

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1I look very different on camera compared with how I do in real life. On camera, I look my best when everything is enhanced, especially my eyes - I like a smoky eye. In real life, I like myself best in tinted moisturiser, lip balm and mascara.
2I think you have to be careful not to do too much as yourself. Otherwise you stop getting the acting roles, and at the end of the day that's what I love.
3I'm a Taurean, so I'm very passionate and determined and materialistic. Down the years, I've spent a lot of money and saved a bit of money and had a lot of fun.
4I've been told if you're an actress you can't sing, if you're a dancer you can't act, you can't do theatre and be respected if you've done a TV soap, you can't have a No. 1 record. All these different things they've told me I can't do, but I wanted to do them, so I've done them.
5It's taken a while, but I've finally grown up and got my head around the fact that the healthier the food you eat is and the more exercise you do, the lighter you'll be. It really is that simple.
6When I was younger, I used to look at movie stars with pencil-thin noses and think about a nose job. I've got a grown-up baby nose; it's not chiseled and structured. Then I saw how beautiful Audrey Tatou was in 'Amelie' and thought, 'She's got a nose like mine, and if she can have a baby nose, so can I.'
7I never rule anything out. I'm an entertainer. Be it presenting, singing, acting, I just do things I love.
8I run or walk three times a week. I do Pilates, too, which is amazing - it makes you longer and leaner.
9I think it takes time to find your natural style and learn not to be swayed by trends that might not flatter you.
10I want to make my mum's life and my life safe.
11I've grown up in the public eye, and every decision I've made has always been so public and often inaccurately reported.
12I've never pretended to be a supermodel.
13If you're a man and you ask questions, you're a genius; if you're a woman, you're difficult.
14There are times when I'm so bored with being healthy and organic that I crave sugar and additives.
15Any actress will tell you - it's really hard. If you're not an A-list Hollywood movie star, if you're in the middle, there are people who assume you wouldn't do certain things without even asking you, when actually you probably would. And there are people who always think you are busy doing something else.
16Any actress will tell you, when you've been given a starring role in the initial run of a show, you want to be getting the standing ovations every night, not just on review night.
17A huge part of youth is how you behave: I'm always looking for fun and anything that makes me feel alive - that in itself keeps me feeling young.
18Adele is great because she promotes the idea of being happy as you are.
19Eating lighter makes you lighter. No one can wave a magic wand.
20For me, the show must go on - it doesn't matter how ill you are, you get on and do it.
21I believe love isn't simple, and it's one of the things that makes people break all the rules.
22I can't dance on ice, because I'm like Bambi on ice.
23I don't think for a second that I'm the best at anything, but I know I'm really good at quite a lot of things because I work hard.
24I don't want to fly the flag for being unhealthy and overweight, but I don't want to fly the flag for being too thin, either.
25I eat foods such as fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables while avoiding red meat, dairy and wheat.
26I love nice things - I consider Ralph Lauren sheets to be a necessity, not a luxury - but I've known what it's like to be poor.


1Returned to work 18 months after giving birth to her son Rafferty to begin presenting Loose Women (1999).
2Ranked #51 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Tiffany Mitchell (2015).
3Delivered her son Rafferty via Caesarean section.
4Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a son named Rafferty Jack McManus on February 4, 2015 at 10:16 am 10 days premature and weighing 6lbs 14oz. Child's father is her husband, Jack McManus.
5Her third album, Musicality, peaked at number 55 on the UK Albums Chart in 2002.
6Her second album, Wishing, peaked at number 25 on the UK Albums Chart in 2000.
7Her debut album, You, Me & Us, peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart in 1999 and was later certified double platinum.
8In 2013, McCutcheon was declared bankrupt by the Kingston-upon-Thames County Court, with creditors including HM Revenue and Customs.
9Has appeared in commercials for Kool-Aid, Tesco, Lenor, and Danone.
10Was working in the lingerie store Knickerbox when she was offered the role of Tiffany Raymond on EastEnders (1985).
11Married her partner of 6 years, Jack McManus, at Lake Como in Italy.
12Ranked #41 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Tiffany Mitchell (2010).
13When Martine was 10, her mother married John McCutcheon and Martine took his surname.
14Her EastEnders (1985) character Tiffany Mitchell became the 8th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Tiffany had a daughter Courtney (played initially by Megan Jossa and later Alice Nokes), born on 11 March 1997.
15She apparently kissed Russell Brand when they went to stage school together, according to his autobiography, My Booky Wook.
16Released her autobiography, Who Does She Think She Is? (2001).
17Was in a relationship with Jonathan Barnham from 1998 to 2001. During their time together she became pregnant by him, but suffered a miscarriage in November 1999 due to stress. She finally walked out on him after he was repeatedly unfaithful.
18Was in a relationship with her EastEnders (1985) co-star Paul Nicholls (1996-1997).
19Has a half-brother LJ McCutcheon (born 1991).
20Trained at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts - other performers to train at the academy include Kelly Brook, Emily Lloyd, Stephen Manwaring, Richard Todd and Noël Coward.
21Was in attendance at the wedding of her EastEnders (1985) co-star Patsy Palmer to Nick Love in August 1998.
22Became engaged to songwriter Jack McManus after he presented her with a ruby and diamond engagement ring on their 4th anniversary (20 December 2010).
23Is the daughter of Thomas Hemmings and Jenny Tomlin.
24Her middle name "Kimberley" is in honor of her maternal aunt, whilst her other middle name "Sherri" is in honor of her mother's best friend.
25Was a bridesmaid at the wedding of David Gest and Liza Minnelli (16 March 2002).
26Was nominated for a BRIT award for Best British Female Vocalist, at the 2000 ceremony.
27Featured as guest vocalist on Uno Clio's 1995 song "Are you Man Enough" (Avex UK) which reached the UK Singles Chart at #62
285th single "On The Radio" entered the UK chart at its peak position of number 7. [February 2001]
294th single "I'm Over You" entered the UK chart at its peak position of number 2. [November 2000]
303rd single "Love Me/Talking In Your Sleep" entered the UK charts at its peak position of number 6. [December 1999]
312nd single "I've Got You" entered the UK chart at its peak position of number 6. [September 1999]
32Début single "Perfect Moment" entered the UK charts at number 1, and remained there for two weeks. [April 1999]
33She was awarded the 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical of 2001 for performance in My Fair Lady at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton.
34Starred in the West End revival of My Fair Lady in 2001, but dropped out due to health issues after 12 months.




The Bromley Boyspost-productionGertie Roberts
Midsomer Murders2013TV SeriesDebbie Moffett
The Home Office2013TV MovieJane
Echo Beach2008TV SeriesSusan Penwarden
Moving Wallpaper2008TV SeriesMartine McCutcheon
Moving Wallpaper: The Mole2008TV Series shortMartine McCutcheon
Jump!2008Liuba Halsman
Agatha Christie's Marple2007TV SeriesJane Cooper
The English Harem2005TV MovieTracy Pringle
MI-52005TV SeriesTash
Love Actually2003Natalie
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)2001Mia
The Knock2000TV SeriesJenny Foster
EastEnders1995-1998TV SeriesTiffany
The Bill1991-1992TV SeriesAmanda Jones / Paper Girl
Bluebirds1989TV SeriesMandy


Movie Music Mania2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Show Me Heaven"
Martine2002TV Movie performer: "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend", "Maybe This Time", "The Lady is a Tramp", "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", "Nobody Does it Like Me', "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart", "Out Here on my Own", "The Man that Got Away", "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", "Don't Rain on My Parade"
The Art Show2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops2001TV Series performer - 1 episode


Children in Need1996-1998TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
Best of British1998TV SeriesHerself
National Television Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The Girlie Show1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Noel's House Party1996TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Downe Special!1996TV MovieHerself
Saturday Disney1995TV SeriesHerself
Shooting Stars1995TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women1999-2016TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
There's Something About Romcoms2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
It's Not Me, It's You2016TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
The One Show2008-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
All Star Mr & Mrs2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Britain's Got More Talent2015TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
This Morning2006-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Through the Keyhole2013TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
I Love My Country2013TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Best Films Ever!2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Let's Get Gold2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
All Star Family Fortunes2012TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2004-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pride of Britain Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Ant and Dec: Where Did It All Go Right?2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHerself
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?2008TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
This Is David Gest2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Greatest Ever Romantic Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Soapstar Superstar2007TV SeriesJudge / Herself - Judge
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2007TV SeriesHerself
Gumball 3000: Around the World in 8 Days2006TV SeriesHerself
You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Martine McCutcheon: Dance Body2005VideoHerself
Parkinson2001-2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The F Word2005TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Guest
Movie Music Mania2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Death of Celebrity2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sport at Heart2005ShortHerself
The Celebrity Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Host
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2004TV SeriesHerself
The Dunphy Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet2003TV Special documentaryHerself
The Storytellers2003Video documentary shortHerself / Natalie
Kelly2002TV SeriesHerself
Martine2002TV MovieHerself
The National Music Awards 20022002TV Special documentaryHerself - Host
The Frank Skinner Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The ELLE Style Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live!2002TV SeriesHerself
Party in the Park 19992002Video documentaryHerself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment
A Celebrity Audience with Jimmy Jones2002VideoHerself - Audience Memeber (uncredited)
So Graham Norton2001TV SeriesHerself
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Des O'Connor2001TV SpecialHerself
Party in the Park 20002000TV SpecialPerformer
Winton's Wonderland2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Open House2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration2000TV MovieHerself
BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor2000TV SpecialHerself
Dale's All Stars2000TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
Wicked Women1999Herself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1999TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Diana Ross1999TV SpecialHerself
Abbamania1999TV Movie documentaryPerformer
TFI Friday1999TV SeriesHerself
The National Lottery Stars1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Performer
Jerry Springer on Sunday1999TV MovieHerself
The Pop Zone1999TV SeriesHerself
Martine McCutcheon: This Is My Moment1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live & Kicking1999TV SeriesHerself
Surprise Surprise!1999TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Royal Variety Performance 19981998TV MovieHerself
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

EastEnders Revealed2010TV Series documentaryTiffany Mitchell
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary
Would I Lie to You?2007TV SeriesTiffany Mitchell
The Way They Were1999TV Movie
EastEnders: The Mitchells - Naked Truths1998VideoTiffany


Won Awards

2004Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest NewcomerLove Actually (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest StorylineEastEnders (1985)
1997National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActressEastEnders (1985)

Nominated Awards

2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingLove Actually (2003)
1999British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ExitEastEnders (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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