(1980-04-15) 15 April 1980
Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England
|Occupation||Actress, singer, comedian|
|Television||Donna Henshaw in Two Pints
Carol Groves in Hollyoaks
Natalie Casey (born 15 April 1980) is an English actress, television presenter and singer. She is best known for her long-running roles playing Carol Groves in the TV series Hollyoaks from 1996 to 2000 and playing Donna Henshaw in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 to 2011.
Casey was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. At the age of three her single “Chick Chick Chicken” reached number 72 in the UK Singles Chart in 1984. This made her the youngest person ever to have a recording in the United Kingdom chart. At this time, she appeared on the BBC’s Saturday Superstore and asked Boy George to take her to the toilet. In the 2008 live special of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Casey performed the single for the first time in over 20 years.
Casey played Carol Groves from the first episode of Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in which she remained for over five years. In 2001 Casey joined the cast of Two Pints of Lager playing Donna Henshaw alongside Hollyoaks co-star Will Mellor. Casey and Mellor were the only two original main characters to appear in all nine series. The final episode was broadcast on 24 May 2011.
In the summer of 2007, Casey played Serena Katz in a hit run of the musical Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre, and in February 2008 she began playing the role Julia in the pre-West End UK tour of The Wedding Singer. Her other stage credits include The Vagina Monologues (Palace Theatre, Manchester), Hobson’s Choice (Watermill Theatre opposite her sister Anna-Jane Casey), Flint Street Nativity (Liverpool Playhouse), Well at the Trafalgar Studios, and the Apollo Theatre, opposite Sarah Miles and most recently Ado Annie in Oklahoma! at the Chichester Festival Theatre. She took over from Denise Van Outen in Legally Blonde at The Savoy Theatre as Paulette from 26 April 2011. In March 2012 she played Angela in the revival of Mike Leigh‘s Abigail’s Party at the Menier Chocolate Factory, later transferring to Wyndhams Theatre, London.
On 29 June 2012, it was confirmed that Casey would be playing the role of Judy Bernly in the first UK tour production of the Broadway musical 9 to 5. The tour began at the Manchester Opera House on 12 October 2012. She appeared in the UK tour production of 9 to 5 in a cast which includes Bonnie Langford and Jackie Clune. She appears in ‘Sex and the Three Day Week’. She is currently playing ‘Pip Price’ in ‘Things I Know To Be True’ a Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia production, which is touring the UK.
|1990||Death in Venice||Young Girl|
|1999||Brookside: Double Take||Moria|
|2001||Big Brother’s Little Brother||Co-presenter with Dermot O’Leary|
|2001–2011||Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps||Donna Henshaw|
|2003||24 Access all areas|
|2013||People Like Us|