Lorna Fitzgerald

Lorna Fitzgerald

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Lorna Fitzgerald
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Fitzgerald in 2016
Born Lorna Katie Fitzgerald
(1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 22)[1][2]
Northampton, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Lorna Katie Fitzgerald (born 17 April 1996)[1][2] is a British actress from Northampton. Her most notable role to date is that of Abi Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Personal life

Fitzgerald started attending Stagecoach Drama Classes at the age of four.[3] She has two older sisters and is a keen dancer.[4] Fitzgerald also plays the guitar.[4][5]

In November 2009, Fitzgerald was involved in a charity project in Northampton called Talking With Hands, a charity for people with hearing impairments and deafness. The project featured on ITV’s Anglia News, alongside deaf actor Alex Nowak, and Fitzgerald helped with this project.[6]

Career

Fitzgerald has appeared in the Casualty episode “Animals“,[4][5][7] and a short film called Big Girl, Little Girl.[3][8] She also appeared in the ITV drama The Golden Hour,[5] as well as playing Sarah Lancashire‘s daughter Jade Cannings in Cherished,[4][5][9] and Young Bex in According to Bex.[10] She has appeared in adverts for Childline and Nescafe.

After attending acting classes, Fitzgerald joined the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Stony Stratford, and Derngate Theatre School.[3] Her agent put her forward for a role in BBC One soap opera EastEnders, and after attending three auditions[3] she was cast as Abi Branning. She made her first appearance as Abi in July 2006.[11] On 10 September 2017, it was announced that Fitzgerald would be leaving the role after almost 12 years, with her exit airing on 19 January 2018.[12]

Fitzgerald made her professional stage debut in February 2018, starring as Jackie Dimmock in the world premiere of Howard Brenton‘s The Shadow Factory in Nuffield Theatre, Southampton[13]. She won acclaim for her debut performance[14][15][16] and was shortlisted in the nominations for ‘Best actress in a Play’ at The Stage Debut Awards. [17] Fitzgerald has been cast in the role of Eve Douglas in the regional premiere of Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz at Salisbury Playhouse in October 2018[18].

Stage Credits

Year Title Role Venue
2018 The Shadow Factory Jackie Dimmock Nuffield Southampton Theatre
2018 Her Naked Skin Eve Douglas Salisbury Playhouse

Awards and Nominations

Year Ceremony Award Work Result
2010 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor[19] EastEnders Shortlisted
2012 British Soap Awards Best Young Performance[20] Won
2014 Radio 1 Teen Awards Best British Actor[21] Won
2015 Inside Soap Awards Best Bad Girl[22] Longlisted
2017 Inside Soap Awards Best Partnership (with Aaron Sidwell)[23] Longlisted
2017 Inside Soap Awards Best Bad Girl [24] Shortlisted
2018 Inside Soap Awards Best Exit [25] Longlisted
2018 The Stage Debut Awards Best Actress in a Play [26] The Shadow Factory Shortlisted
Actress (8 credits)
 2018 Reapers Shadow (pre-production)
Amber Miller (rumored)
 2006-2018 EastEnders (TV Series)
Abi Branning / Abi

Episode dated 19 January 2018 (2018) … Abi Branning
Episode dated 16 January 2018 (2018) … Abi Branning
Episode dated 15 January 2018 (2018) … Abi Branning
Episode dated 12 January 2018 (2018) … Abi Branning
Episode dated 4 January 2018 (2018) … Abi Branning
 2015-2016 Children in Need (TV Series)
Abi Branning

Episode #1.37 (2016) … Abi Branning
Episode dated 13 November 2015 (2015) … Abi Branning
 2005 The Golden Hour (TV Mini-Series)
Jasmine Campbell

Episode #1.4 (2005) … Jasmine Campbell (uncredited)
Episode #1.3 (2005) … Jasmine Campbell (uncredited)
Episode #1.2 (2005) … Jasmine Campbell (uncredited)
Episode #1.1 (2005) … Jasmine Campbell
 2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Polly Farrell

Animals (2005) … Polly Farrell
 2005 According to Bex (TV Series)
Young Bex

Nothing But Flowers (2005) … Young Bex
Hanging on the Telephone (2005) … Young Bex
Private Dancer (2005) … Young Bex
Gimme Shelter (2005) … Young Bex
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2005) … Young Bex
 2005 Cherished (TV Movie)
Jade Cannings (age 7-8)
 2004 Big Girl Little Girl (Short)
Katie
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