|Date of Birth:||May 8, 1982|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
Christina Cole (born May 8, 1982) is an English actress who is best known for playing Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.
Background[edit | edit source]
Born in London, Cole is the eldest of three siblings. She has a younger sister, Cassandra, and a brother, Dominic. Her mother is a telecentre manager and her father is a driving instructor. Cole trained at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2002.
Career[edit | edit source]
Cole won the role of Clarissa Payne in What A Girl Wants (2003), starring opposite Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes, while still at drama school. She graduated early to begin filming. She was then cast as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet at Theatr Clwyd.
Cole’s first lead role was that of Cassie Hughes in Hex. She portrayed Cassie for the whole of the first season of Hex and the first three episodes of the second. Upon her departure the character was killed off. Co-star Jemima Rooper has stated that the reason for Cole’s exit from the show was that she wanted to move on.
After leaving Hex, Cole went on to appear in the critically acclaimed Jane Eyre TV serial, for the BBC, and guest starred as Lilith in the Doctor Who episode "The Shakespeare Code". She provided an audio commentary for the episode on the DVD release of the show’s third season, alongside David Tennant.
Other roles include a cameo in the James Bond film, Casino Royale (2006) as the receptionist in the Nassau hotel where Bond checks in, and Diana Mann in the pilot episode of Cane. This was Cole’s first appearance on American television. Most recently she has appeared in Sold, a sitcom broadcast on ITV, playing Mel, The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), as Jenny, and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), as Charlotte Warren.
She also played Caroline Bingley in Lost in Austen, once again alongside Jemima Rooper.
Cole appears in a number of forthcoming film and television productions. On television she will play Dr Sarah King in Poirot: Appointment with Death. She will also be starring in the upcoming films Surviving Evil (2008), alongside Natalie Mendoza and Billy Zane, and Doghouse (2009), with Danny Dyer and Billy Murray.
See Also[edit | edit source]
|See Also: Series One Cast|