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Basildon, Essex, England
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Rosalie Selfridge in ITV hit series Mr Selfridge
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Kara Louise Tointon (born 5 August 1983) is a British actress, best known for playing Dawn Swann in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. Her first professional acting experience came when she played the part of Brigitta in The Sound of Music at the Cliffs Pavilion. Shortly after that, her first paid job was as one of the children in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Her first appearance on television was as an extra in EastEnders in 1994 when she played a school friend of Sonia Fowler. She also played the part of student Pauline Young in 2001`s first series of Teachers on Channel 4 which kick started the career of Mathew Horne (Corden and Horne/Gavin and Stacey). James Corden also appeared in the first series.
In 2004, Tointon appeared in Mile High and in December returned to her former Dream Team role as Gina Moliano until May 2005. She has also made appearances in the films Just My Luck and The Football Factory, and adverts for a number of companies, including McDonalds. Almost a month to the day that her last Dream Team episode aired, it was revealed to the press that she would be joining the BBC soap EastEnders as a new character, Dawn Swann. Tointon auditioned for EastEnders at the same time as Tiana Benjamin, Matt Di Angelo, Kellie Shirley and Charlie Clements all auditioned for their respective roles. Tointon left EastEnders, along with co-star Ricky Groves, on 27 August 2009. She has said that she would return to eastenders.
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Kara Louise Tointon
Hannah Tointon (an actress)
Kara Louise Tointon (born 5 August 1983) is an English actress, best known for playing Dawn Swann in BBC soap opera EastEnders and as the 2010 winner of BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing and also as Maria in the ITV live production of The Sound Of Music Live! in December 2015 alongside Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.
1994 - present, 1994-present
St Michael's School, Leigh, St. Hilda's School, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Sylvia Young Theatre School
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Curtis Brown Agency
McDonalds Advert. Playing 'Check-out Girl' (2001), Diamond Car Insurance Advert. Playing 'Sarah' (2002), (1998) TV commercial for Woolworths., (1999) TV commercial for AOL., George lingerie Print Ad (2009)
Since 1994, 1994–present
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