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Leigh Halfpenny

Biography

Welsh worldwide rugby union participant who joined up with the Cardiff Blues in 2008. He used them until 2014, when he became a member of Toulons. He went to Pontybrenin Primary College. He examined physical geography at Aberystwyth School. He competed within the Wales’ 2009 Six Countries video game against Scotland. He began playing for the Welsh worldwide group in 2008. He was created to Steve and Estelle Halfpenny. In 2013, he broke the United kingdom and Irish Lions record for factors, previously kept by Neil Jenkins.

Quick Facts


Full Name Leigh Halfpenny
Date Of Birth December 22, 1988
Place Of Birth Gorseinon, Wales
Height 1.78 m
Weight 85 kg
Profession Rugby Player
Education Swansea College
Nationality British
Parents Estelle Halfpenny, Steve Halfpenny
Nominations BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Currently appearing as Paulette in the original West End production of Legally Blonde the Musical. [December 2009]
2Announced that she had separated from husband Craig Conway after 3 years of marriage (6 December 2010).
3Won the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for "Legally Blonde".
4Has 2 older sisters; Nicola Halfpenny (b. 1968) and Paula (née Halfpenny) Dunn (b. 1972).
5Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her son Harvey-Reece in order to begin competing in "The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour".
6Ranked #99 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Kate Mitchell (2010).
7Is one of 20 EastEnders (1985) actors to compete in Strictly Come Dancing (2004). The others, in chronological order, are Christopher Parker (Spencer Moon), Patsy Palmer (Bianca Jackson), Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen), Letitia Dean (Sharon Rickman), Matt Di Angelo (Deano Wicks), Phil Daniels (Kevin Wicks), Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Mitchell), Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon), Zöe Lucker (Vanessa Gold), Ricky Groves (Garry Hobbs), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler), Jimi Mistry (Fred Fonesca), Scott Maslen (Jack Branning), Kara Tointon (Dawn Swann), Anita Dobson (Angie Watts), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), Jake Wood (Max Branning), Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) and Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard). As of 2016 she and Kara Tointon are the only 2 to have won the contest.
8Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Harvey-Reece Conway on 3 May 2008. Child's father is her husband, Craig Conway.
9Aunt of Chelsea Halfpenny.
10Met her future husband, Craig Conway, at The Live Theatre, Newcastle, while appearing in the stage production of "The Bodies".
11Friends with Kacey Ainsworth.
12Her hobbies include roller-skating, ice-skating, fencing, dancing and enjoys traveling.
13Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
14The youngest daughter of Colin and Maureen (née Mitchelson) Halfpenny, her father died in 1979 and her mother subsequently married his brother Derek in 1981.
15Although her native accent is Geordie, she can also do Northern Irish and New York accents.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maisie2016ShortLouise
Ordinary Lies2016TV SeriesBelinda
In the Club2014-2016TV Mini-SeriesDiane
Death in Paradise2016TV SeriesNaomi Walker
Humans2015TV SeriesJill Drummond
Beautality2014TV MoviePam St. Clair
Babylon2014TV Mini-SeriesDavina
Vera2013TV SeriesMaggie Warnock
Turn Your Bloody Phone Off: The Second Batch2013ShortMummy (Segment - "Shush Mummy")
Lightfields2013TV Mini-SeriesMartha Felwood
Wild at Heart2012TV SeriesFiona
Murdoch Mysteries2012TV SeriesElizabeth Bryant
Walk Like a Panther2011TV SeriesLara Anderson
How to Stop Being a Loser2011Christina
Mount Pleasant2011TV SeriesEmma
Inspector George Gently2009TV SeriesCora Davidson
Blue Murder2007TV SeriesJackie Holroyd
Waterloo Road2006-2007TV SeriesIzzie Redpath
Shameless2006TV SeriesRoxy Benson
The Catherine Tate Show2005TV SeriesGina
EastEnders2002-2005TV SeriesKate
Barbara2003TV SeriesKirsty
Breeze Block2002TV Series
Dalziel and Pascoe2001TV SeriesTara Connolly
Command Approved2000Chopper pilot
Coronation Street1999-2000TV SeriesRebecca Hopkins
Peak Practice1999TV SeriesKelly
Dangerfield1999TV SeriesShelley
Touching Evil1998TV SeriesAnnie Jordan
Heartbeat1998TV SeriesMitzi Wyler
The Round Tower1998TV SeriesRosie Cotton
The Lakes1997TV SeriesTina
Birds of a Feather1997TV SeriesBrittany
The Bill1997TV SeriesLisa Collett
Byker Grove1989-1992TV SeriesNicola Nichola Nicola Dobson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Byker Grove1989TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken2016/XIVspecial thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2004-2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself / Herself - Audience Member / ...
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2004-2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Loose Women2000-2016TV SeriesHerself
Britain's Horror Homes2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
All Star Family Fortunes2015TV SeriesHerself
Shut-ins: Britain's Fattest People2015TV Special documentaryNarrator (voice)
This Morning2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Sunday Brunch2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Shoplife2013TV Series documentaryNarrator
What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dispatches2012TV Series documentaryNarrator
Daybreak2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
The Wright Stuff2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Breakfast2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
Angela and Friends2009TV SeriesHerself
Something for the Weekend2009TV SeriesHerself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!2008TV SeriesHerself
The Strictly Come Dancing Story2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Omid Djalili Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Fat Man's Warning2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Davina2006TV SeriesHerself
Richard & Judy2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy2005TV SeriesHerself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005TV SeriesHerself
Celebrate the Sound of Music2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
Strictly Ice Dancing2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2004TV MoviePerformer
Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHerself
Inside Soap Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHerself
Making It at Holby2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MoviePerformer
T42003TV SeriesHerself
Children in Need2003TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressWaterloo Road (2006)


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