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Byker Grove star Jill Halfpenny Wiki, Bio, Age, Partner Name, BoyFriend Death Facts To Know

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Jill Halfpenny BoyFriend: Byker Grove star Jill Halfpenny has opened up about her heartbreaking loss for the first time about her boyfriend dying of a heart attack in the gym in January 2017, and the tragedy brought back memories of her father’s passing.

More about Jill Halfpenny

Jill Halfpenny is an English actress. Her notable roles include Rebecca Hopkins in ITV soap opera Coronation Street (1999–2000); Kate Mitchell in BBC One soap opera 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.

Jill Halfpenny Age

Jill Halfpenny age is 44 Years He was born on 15 July 1975 Currently Jill Halfpenny Age is 44 Years.

Jill Halfpenny Family Siblings 

She was born to Maureen (née Mitchelson) and Colin Halfpenny, and has two elder sisters, Nicola and Paula; the latter is the mother of actress Chelsea Halfpenny, Jill’s niece.

Jill Halfpenny Father Death

Jill Halfpenny Father Colin Halfpenny died in 1979 when Halfpenny was only four. Jill was four when her father died when he went to play football and never returned after suffering a heart attack, and following her partner’s passing the ‘Waterloo Road’ star realized she hadn’t really dealt with her dad’s death.

Jill Halfpenny Recalling Similarity Between Craig Conway And Her Father Death

Jill Halfpenny Described that Something happened a couple of years ago – I experienced something I’ve never ever spoken about. “In January 2017 Jill Halfpenny partner, in very similar circumstances to her dad, went to the gym, had a heart attack and died.” Jill Father Died when went to play a football match and died because of heart failer in the ground That time jill was only 4 years old.

Jill Halfpenny Recalled that  “What happened was that it brought all of my grief from my dad as well; it was like dealing with a double loss – a loss I’d never dealt with.

“Oh my god, it’s unbearable. I cannot cope with these feelings. I just want cessation: the feeling to stop.”

Jill – who was married to Craig Conway from 2007 to 2010 – has previously spoken about her father’s death.

She said: “He was playing football and had a heart attack. In the morning he was there and then, in the evening, he wasn’t.

Jill Halfpenny BoyFriend, Partner, Husband Craig Conway

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”.

Jill Halfpenny BoyFriend/Partner Recent Update

Jill has opened up about her heartbreaking loss for the first time about her boyfriend dying of a heart attack in the gym in January 2017, and the tragedy brought back memories of her father’s passing.

She said: “Something happened a couple of years ago – I experienced something I’ve never ever spoken about.

“In January 2017 my partner, in very similar circumstances to my dad, went to the gym, had a heart attack and died.”

Jill Halfpenny School Education

A native of Leam Lane, Gateshead, she attended St Edmund Campion Roman Catholic School there. She is a former student of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art from 1994 to 19996 and she also went to drama school First Act Theatre in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and to the Reavley Theatre School in Felling, Gateshead.

Jill Halfpenny Career in Theatre

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.

In 2018, she was cast to perform in The Girl on the Train stage adaptation in Leeds, which premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse in May.

How Jill Halfpenny Beggin her career?

She began her acting career at age 14 in the BBC television children’s drama series Byker Grove, filmed in the Benwell area of Newcastle upon Tyne. Her other work has included appearances in Dalziel and PascoeBarbara and Coronation Street for television and theatre with the acclaimed Hull Truck Theatre Company. She took the major role of Kate Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders in 2002. The character was introduced as a police officer sent to spy on Phil Mitchell, but after her cover was blown she quit the police force, married Phil and opened a nail salon. Her final scenes were broadcast in January 2005 after her character was axed.

Important Facts You Must Need to Know

  • Jill, 44, spoke for the first time about her partner’s death during an interview with Line Of Duty star Craig Parkinson on his Two-Show Podcast
  • The EastEnders star revealed her unnamed boyfriend suffered a fatal heart attack at the gym in January 2017
  • Jill said his death felt like a ‘double loss’ as it mirrored the death of her father Colin in 1979 when she was just four years old
  • The actress was previously married to actor Craig Conway from 2007 to 2010

 

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