Southend, Essex, England
|Date of birth||
28 December 1987
Hannah Tointon is the actress who portrays the character Maud Gunneson on Penny Dreadful. Hannah Marie Tointonis an English actress. She is best known for playing Katy Fox in the long running Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, and Tara Brown in sitcom The Inbetweeners.
Tointon was born to parents Ken and Carol in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. She and her actress sister Kara (born 1983) were brought up in Leigh-on-Sea and attended St Michael's School, Leigh, and St Hilda's School, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.
Tointon's first appearance on television was in the CBBC hit sitcom Kerching!, where she played Tamsin, the love interest of the main character Taj Lewis. Her next role was in the series Star 2003 where she played the character Billie. Following this, she played Celina Johnson in the British police drama series The Bill. She also portrayed Casey in the horror film The Children.
In 2006, she appeared in the television series Murder City, where she played Bethany Williams in the episode "Just Seventeen". She also appeared in Dream Team as Savannah Caskey. She then went on to appear in New Tricks, and had an uncredited part in the film Just My Luck as a concert goer, along with sister Kara. In early 2007, she appeared as Annabelle in Genie in the House, and also played Maxine Brogan in Doctors.
Tointon is best known for her appearance on the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. She made her first appearance on 30 April 2007, playing Katy Fox, younger sister of Warren Fox. Outside of Hollyoaks, she is close friends with Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox), Chris Fountain (Justin Burton), Roxanne McKee (Louise Summers) and Kent Riley (Zak Ramsey).
It was announced on 3 November 2007 that Tointon had quit Hollyoaks to try new things, and that she will have played the character of Katy Fox for a year. She said that her intention was always to stay just for a year.
On 11 November 2008, she appeared in the role of an agoraphobic student named Emma Lewis in Doctors, a separate character to her previous Doctors stint.
She also starred in the film The Children - a horror which co-starred Jeremy Sheffield. It was released in November 2008.
In April 2010, Tointon appeared in the Cornetto Enigma TV advertisement. She appeared as Simon's girlfriend Tara, in Series 3 of the Channel 4 sitcom The Inbetweeners. Filming in Spring 2010, she appeared from the second episode to the fourth.
In March 2012, it was announced that Tointon would star in the forthcoming ITV2 supernatural drama Switch.
In July 2012; she played a character called Frog in the E4 series The Midnight Beast, episode 4, where she was Dru's girlfriend. She played Kuji in the Sinbad episode titled Kuji. Also in 2012, she played the role of Kiki Delaine in The Hour. Since 2014, Tointon has appeared as Maud Gunneson in the British-American horror series Penny Dreadful.
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