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Michelle Collins

Biography

Performed Cindy Beale within the soap opera EastEnders. Her additional credits consist of Two 1000 Acres of Sky and Sunburn. She analyzed theatre at Kingsway Princeton University. She performed Stella Prince within the cleaning soap opera Coronation Road. She’s a child with her earlier partner Fabrizio Tassalini. She made an appearance in the theatre Morgan’s Boy with Gary Oldman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michelle Collins
Date Of Birth May 28, 1961
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.85 m
Profession Soap Opera Actress
Nationality English
Children Maia-Rose Collins
Parents Judy Collins, Mel Collins
Siblings Vicki
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Movies Personal Services, Hidden City, Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, The Night We Called It a Day, A Place to Be Loved, Real Women, Don't Stop Dreaming, Lloyd & Hill, The Illustrated Mum, Come By Chance, Ella and the Mothers, The Sleeper, Broken, Night of a 1000 Eyes, Can't Buy Me Love
TV Shows EastEnders, Two Thousand Acres of Sky, Rock Rivals, Sunburn, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, Daylight Robbery, French and Saunders, Gabriel's Fire, The Word, Marjorie And Men, Up Rising, Running Wild (1987), The Family Man
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Her niece Charlotte Graham played her daughter in Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001).
2Ranked #29 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Cindy Beale (2015).
3Returned to work 12 months after giving birth to her daughter Maia-Rose when she resumed filming EastEnders (1985).
4Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Maia-Rose when she went on maternity leave from filming EastEnders (1985).
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Maia-Rose Collins on 28 September 1996. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend Fabrizio Tassalini.
6Ranked #22 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Cindy Beale (2010).
7Beat out Jacqueline Leonard and Lisa Maxwell for the role of Stella Price on Coronation Street (1960).
8Her EastEnders (1985) character Cindy Beale became the 4th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Cindy had a son Steven (played by Edward Savage and then Aaron Sidwell), born 26 December 1989, and twins Peter (played by Thomas Law) and Lucy (played by Melissa Suffield), born 9 December 1993.
9Was in attendance at the funeral of her former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
10Suffered from anorexia.
11Her niece followed her footsteps in 2005 by appearing in EastEnders (1985) (playing the part of Kylie)
12Had a Top 40 chart hit in 1999 with "Sunburn", which is the title of one of the TV programmes she was in.
13She recommended former Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp to join EastEnders (1985).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Road2016/IIShort completedMaggie Laine
The More You Ignore MefilmingJennifer
Midsomer Murders2016TV SeriesNadine Campbell
SunTrap2015TV SeriesCoco
Death in Paradise2015TV SeriesAnnette Burgess
Eastenders: The Ghosts of Ian Beale - Children in Need Special2014TV MovieCindy Beale
Casualty2010-2014TV SeriesCamille Lewis / Samantha Kellman / Samantha Keeler
Coronation Street2011-2014TV SeriesStella Price / Stella Munro
Shades2013/IShortActress
Agatha Christie's Marple2010TV SeriesTreadwell
What Do Kids Know?2010TV Series
Hotel Babylon2009TV SeriesKaren
Getting Out2008ShortChelle
Play2008/IIShortMother
Rock Rivals2008TV SeriesKarina Faith
Doctor Who2007TV SeriesKath McDonnell
Broken2007/IIShortJanet
Don't Stop Dreaming2007Jessica
The Family Man2006TV MovieGillian
The Last Detective2005TV SeriesMaureen Fallon
Can't Buy Me Love2004TV MovieDonna Harris
Bubblegum2004ShortJenny
French and Saunders2004TV SeriesRegan Lear
Sea of Souls2004TV SeriesKatie Quinn
The Illustrated Mum2003TV MovieMarigold Westward
Single2003TV SeriesSarah Barton
The Night We Called It a Day2003Mrs. Appleby
Lloyd & Hill2003TV MovieDI Judy Hill
Two Thousand Acres of Sky2001-2003TV SeriesAbby Wallace
Ella and the Mothers2002TV MovieGina
Perfect2001TV MovieJulie
The Sleeper2000TV Mini-SeriesDiana Wakeham
Daylight Robbery1999-2000TV Mini-SeriesKathy Lawrence
Waking Mele2000ShortBar Patron
Sunburn1999-2000TV SeriesNicki Matthews
Up Rising1999TV Mini-SeriesMaxine Gaines
Real Women II1999TV SeriesSusie Ball
Verdict1998TV SeriesCamille Backhouse
Rainbow Six1998Video GameCatherine Winston (voice, as Michele Collins)
EastEnders1988-1998TV SeriesCindy Cindy Beale
Real Women1998TV SeriesSusie
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die1996VideoNurse
Champs1996TV SeriesStacy
Blossom1993TV SeriesJennie
A Place to Be Loved1993TV MovieJulie
Baywatch1992TV Series
Gabriel's Fire1991TV SeriesYoung Girl
Running Wild1987-1989TV SeriesStephanie Wild
Screen Two1988TV SeriesDaisy
Family Ties1988TV SeriesLouise
Full House1987TV SeriesAbby
Hidden City1987Applicant at Hairdressing Salon
Personal Services1987June
Gems1986TV SeriesPru Murphy
The Bill1986TV SeriesSharon Brand
Bergerac1985TV SeriesTrace
Marjorie and Men1985TV SeriesDebbie
Morgan's Boy1984TV SeriesCarol
Scene1984TV Series documentaryRia

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunburn1999TV Series performer: "Sunburn"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2000-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Presenter
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive2016TV SeriesHerself
Countdown2015TV SeriesHerself - Dictionary Corner
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
20 Moments That Rocked the 90s2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress and Football Fan
20 Moments That Rocked the 80's2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress
Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel2011-2014TV SeriesHerself
Weekend2014TV SeriesHerself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2009-2014TV SeriesHerself
Coronation Street: A Moving Story2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Show Me the Telly2013TV SeriesHerself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
This Morning2003-2013TV SeriesHerself
You Saw Them Here First2013TV SeriesHerself
12 Again2012TV SeriesHerself
National Television Awards: The Party2012TV SpecialHerself
Daybreak2010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Chase2011TV SeriesHerself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2008-2011TV SeriesHerself
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Cash in the Celebrity Attic2011TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2004-2009TV SeriesHerself
Doctor Who Greatest Moments2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
As Seen on TV2009TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Revealed2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHerself
The Bill Made Me Famous2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Strictly Come Dancing2008TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
All Star Family Fortunes2008TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Neil Diamond2008TV MovieHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Doctor Who Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Jackie Magazine: A Girl's Best Friend2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The F Word2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Politics2006TV SeriesHerself
Loose @ 5.302006TV SeriesHerself
Davina2006TV SeriesHerself
Today with Des and Mel2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHerself
Essential Poems for Christmas2004TV MovieHerself - Reader
PJ's Storytime2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest (2004)
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Life After the Square2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Parkinson2002TV SeriesHerself
Pride of Britain Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
It's Only TV... But I Like It2001TV SeriesHerself
A Question of EastEnders2000TV Special shortHerself
The Priory2000TV SeriesHerself
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV SeriesHerself / Chrissie Hynde
Live & Kicking1999TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Lunch1999TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Blankety Blank1998TV SeriesHerself
Ruby1998TV SeriesHerself
The National Lottery Big Ticket1998TV SeriesHerself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
Ten Years in Albert Square1995TV Special documentaryHerself
The Music Game1993TV SeriesHerself
John Virgo: Playing for Laughs1993VideoHerself
Telly Addicts1992TV SeriesHerself
Come by Chance1992DocumentaryYoung cowgirl
Gone to the Dogs1991TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Cluedo1991TV SeriesHerself - Studio Guest
The Word1990-1991TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
Juke Box Jury1990TV SeriesHerself - Panellist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders Revealed2009TV Series documentaryCindy Beale
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryNicki Matthews
It Shouldn't Happen to a TV Actor2003TV Movie documentaryKathy Lawrence (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest ActressTwo Thousand Acres of Sky (2001)


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