Keeley Hawes Biography
Keeley Hawes (full name: Keeley Clare Julia Hawes) is an English actress who joined the entertainment industry as a model. Later on, she began acting in literary adaptations like Our Mutual Friend (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Tipping the Velvet (2002), and The Canterbury Tales (2003).
She underwent speech and drama training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. While doing work experience at Cosmopolitan she was approached on the street by a modelling scout and signed up by Select Model Management.
Keeley Hawes first came into the public eye in the 1990s, having supporting roles in Troublemakers, Dennis Potter’s Karaoke (1995), Heartbeat (1995), The Beggar Bride (1997), and as the young Diana Dors in the biopic The Blonde Bombshell (1999).
Hawes appeared in several BBC adaptations of classic and modern literature, including Our Mutual Friend (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Tipping the Velvet (2002).
From 2002 to 2004, she appeared as Zoe Reynolds in the spy drama series Spooks. In 2003, she appeared in the BBC’s re-telling of The Canterbury Tales. From 2006 to 2007, she appeared in the British comedy The Vicar of Dibley. She also appeared in the 2007 comedy Death at a Funeral.
In 2007, Hawes appeared in Ashes to Ashes. She was awarded the Best UK Television Actress Award in 2008 by the Glamour Awards for her role. In April 2008, Hawes began filming the BBC drama Mutual Friends. In 2009, she portrayed Det Supt Martha Lawson in a six-episode ITV series, Identity. In December 2010, she starred in the three-episode relaunch of Upstairs, Downstairs.
On 25 April 2011, Hawes narrated the documentary Kate and William: A Royal Love Story on BBC One. On 20 June 2011, she narrated the ITV1 documentary Four of a Kind as part of ITV’s Extraordinary Families season.
Keeley Hawes Age
Keeley Hawes is 43 years old as of 2019. She was born on 10 February 1976 in Marylebone, London, United Kingdom.
Keeley Hawes Family – Parents
In an interview conducted in 2011, Hawes talked of her parents as lovely human beings. There household was made up of three bedrooms, being shared by six members of the family.
Keeley Hawes Husband
Keeley Hawes married the DJ and cartoonist Spencer McCallum in December 2001. They divorced in 2004. In November 2004, Hawes married Matthew Macfadyen, her Spooks co-star.
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Keeley Hawes Children
Keeley Hawes had a son, Myles with Spencer McCallum. They married when their son was almost two years old. Hawes married Matthew Macfadyen and their first child, a daughter Maggie was born in December 2004. Their second child, a son Ralph, was born in September 2006.
Keeley Hawes Lesbian
In 2002, after working on the television adaptation of Tipping the Velvet, Hawes was quoted in interviews with Diva magazine and Radio Times as saying that she is bisexual. Later, in a Daily Mail article, she explained that “what I actually said was that everybody is probably perfectly capable of finding somebody of the same sex attractive, but I certainly haven’t had any lesbian relationships”, and in Radio Times, she said “maybe what I meant is that everyone is a little bit bisexual … I’ve been married twice, both times to men”.
Keeley Hawes Net Worth
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Keeley Hawes Movies and TV Shows
Keeley Hawes Movies or Films
|2013||Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box||Catherine Mundi|
|2008||The Bank Job||Wendy Leather|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Adult Jessie|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Jane|
|2005||A Cock and Bull Story||Elizabeth|
|2003||Chaos and Cadavers||Samantha Taggert|
|1999||The Last September||Lois Farquar|
Keeley Hawes TV Shows
|2019||Summer of Rockets||Kathleen Shaw|
|2019||Year of the Rabbit||Lydia|
|2018||Mrs Wilson||Dorothy Wick|
|2017||Inside No. 9||Louise|
|2016||Fungus The Bogeyman||Wendy Snow|
|2016||The Hollow Crown||Queen Elizabeth|
|2016||The Missing||Gemma Webster|
|2016–2019||The Durrells||Louisa Durrell|
|2015||The Casual Vacancy||Samantha Mollison|
|2014–2016||Line of Duty||DI Lindsay Denton|
|2014||Doctor Who||Ms Delphox/Madame Karabraxos|
|2013||The Lady Vanishes||Mrs Todhunter|
|2013||The Tunnel||Suze Harcourt|
|2010||Identity||DSI Martha Lawson|
|2010–2012||Upstairs, Downstairs||Lady Agnes Holland|
|2008–2010||Ashes to Ashes||DI Alex Drake|
|2006||After Thomas||Nicola Graham|
|2006||The Vicar of Dibley||Rosie Kennedy|
|2005||Agatha Christie’s Marple||Philippa Haymes|
|2005||Under the Greenwood Tree||Fancy Day|
|2005||The Best Man||Kate Sheldrake|
|2004||Sex & Lies||Kate|
|2004||The Murdoch Mysteries||Dr. Julia Ogden|
|2003||Lucky Jim||Christine Callaghan|
|2003||The Canterbury Tales||Emily|
|2002||A Is for Acid||Gillian Rogers|
|2002||Me and Mrs Jones||Jane|
|2002||Tipping the Velvet||Kitty Butler|
|2001||Murder in Mind||Deborah|
|1999||The Blonde Bombshell||Younger Diana Dors|
|1999||Wives and Daughters||Cynthia Kirkpatrick|
|1998||Our Mutual Friend||Lizzie Hexam|
|1998||The Cater Street Hangman||Charlotte Ellison|
|1997||The Beggar Bride||Angela Harper|
|1996||Pie in the Sky||Stella Jackson|
|1992||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Sarah Mabledene|
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Keeley Hawes Interview Video
Keeley Hawes Line of Duty Interview
Lindsay Denton is a new character for this series of Line of Duty; can you tell us a bit about her?
Keeley Hawes: At first when I went and met Jed and Douglas the director, they weren’t too sure whether Lindsay would be on the dark side or not, which was so fascinating for me. I was sent the script and I just sat there and read them one after another in one sitting. I still had no idea and I begged them to tell me – regardless of whether I got the part I just needed to know! They told me that they hadn’t decided so it was quite incredible to go in and play the scenes completely not knowing whether I was guilty or otherwise. I’ve never had to do anything like this before so it was really an attraction and was a whole package. I accidently came across the first series when I was just flicking through the channels and ended up watching a couple of episodes of that last year and thinking it was brilliant. It’s an ongoing series so there is always going to be a new member of the gang. Everyone in the cast is so brilliant.
Can you tell us a bit about Lindsay as a person?
Keeley Hawes: Lindsay isn’t the most cheerful person I have ever met! To begin with, she isn’t in a relationship, she lives alone and has a very small family. Her job is her life and she is completely dedicated to it and always has been. She becomes horribly involved with this disaster we see in the first episode. It’s tough to say anything without giving it away!
We are introduced to her in the first episode when there is a big ambush. Can you tell us how the audience will be introduced to her in the series opener?
Keeley Hawes: Lindsay opens the scene by picking up a call to provide immediate assistance to a protected witness and this is the first time we meet her. She goes into this situation that results in an ambush and she gets involved in something she maybe doesn’t want to be involved in!
In terms of you taking on the role, can you tell us about any big stunts you had to do?
Keeley Hawes: In one scene, they mocked up the back of a police van which Lindsay travels in and they put me on something called a gimble, which spins around like a funfair ride. The police van gets toppled over and I am in it, but I am strapped in. So the gimble spins around and I fall – supposedly – out of my seat. Well, not supposedly, I did fall out of my seat as it was spinning me around like being in a tumble dryer. But I did do that one – not the stunt double – so it was quite exciting having something to do. There is also lots of fast driving and that was the extent of it.
Did you enjoy playing the role?
Keeley Hawes: I absolutely love it! I didn’t love going into the make-up truck every day and having them look at me saying “yep, that’s great!” without even brushing my hair, actually only putting a bit more dark under my eyes! But it’s quite liberating once you get used to not even bothering to wash your hair and people just adding a bit more grease. It’s really nice to have very few touch-ups between takes. There is one point where she has really been through the mill – by the end of that scenario, I think nobody has ever looked that bad on the television screen! It’s liberating for me as I have played lots of glamorous characters and this is the absolute opposite.
This is the most different role you have ever played?
Keeley Hawes: Yes, I would say so. She has no vanity; it’s not what she is about. Lindsay is not that sort of woman.
Do you think the viewers will like her?
Keeley Hawes: I hope so. She’s not a bad person. We don’t ever find out that much about her personally, we don’t ever see her having a great time in her life or at a high point. It’s difficult to know what there is to like but we are hopefully gunning for her to get out of the situation that she’s in and understand the reasons why she is in it.
How does Lindsay interact with Kate and Steve? How were they first introduced?
Keeley Hawes: She was first introduced to them when Kate is planted in her office. She soon works out that Kate’s a plant – Lindsay is quite bright and has been a police officer for a long time and can read the signs. She knows Kate cannot be trusted. As for Steve, she starts to use him a bit for her own devices but none of them trust each other at all I don’t think, and she isn’t in a position to be trusting people.
Would you say she is a lonely figure?
Keeley Hawes: She is a lonely figure, but I think that’s fine by her. I don’t think she is someone who needs to be surrounded by lots of people or have lots of friends. I don’t think she is on Facebook! She has a good relationship with her mum and this is breaking her heart as she is ill. She has had to downsize her house to afford to look after her mother. She’s not a bad woman but I think she is one of those who wouldn’t get an invite to the Christmas party either! She isn’t the life and soul.
How did you find filming in Belfast – have you filmed there before?
Keeley Hawes: I haven’t shot there before and I loved filming in Belfast. The Northern Irish were really welcoming, and one of the nicest crews I have even worked with and I am still friends with a few of them. They have all just come from shooting The Fall and I believe they were also filming Dracula – it was a really exciting time to be there.