Byker Grove - Netflix

Posted on Fri 28 June 2019 in netflix

Byker Grove is set in Newcastle, England which allows it to be both set in the city and country. The Grove is the place to be for teenagers trying to make it through life and dealing with their problems. First airing in 1989, the show has undergone a dramatic facelift over the years to become the show we all know and love. Past well known actors who got their start on the show include: Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin went on to host SM:TV and CD:UK and to be successful singers as "PJ and Duncan" and later on as "Ant and Dec". David Oliver (III) and Brett Adams went on to be in the band "Point Break". Most loved characters: Andrew Hayden Smith played Ben Carter. He was first introduced as the younger brother of Terry, played by Chris Woodger. Ben was always in and out of trouble and finally left the series when his character was tragically killed in a car accident. CAST Do You Know?

Byker Grove - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1989-11-08

Byker Grove - Jill Halfpenny - Netflix

Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Rebecca Hopkins in the British soap opera Coronation Street (1999–2000); Kate Mitchell (née Morton) in rival soap EastEnders (2002–05); Izzie Redpath in Waterloo Road (2006–07); and Diane Manning in In The Club (2014–16). She also won the second series of the television dance contest Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. Her career began in 1989 with a regular role in the BBC children's drama series Byker Grove. She has subsequently appeared in numerous TV roles, such as Peak Practice, Mount Pleasant, Wild at Heart, Lightfields, Babylon, Humans, Three Girls, and Liar. She has also enjoyed a successful theatre career, with roles ranging from pantomime to the West End, in productions such as Uncle Vanya, Calendar Girls, Abigail's Party, and musicals like Chicago. In 2011, she won the Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her portrayal of Paulette in Legally Blonde.

Byker Grove - Personal life - Netflix

Halfpenny married fellow actor Craig Conway in 2007; together they have one child. The couple divorced in 2010. She is an ambassador for leading children's charity Kidscape. and in 2013 was awarded “Freeman of the Borough of Gateshead”.

Byker Grove - References - Netflix