Lisa has always been one of the lads, but romance was rumoured between Charlie McDonagh and a co-star...
Charlie McDonagh DOB: 6th September 1984

TV: Lisa West in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1997-2002); Sarah in THE PAUL MERTON SERIES (1997); Guest Film Reviewer in LIVE AND KICKING (1999); Kirsty in THE BILL (21/11/2002); Kristy in FAIRYTALE HEART (BBC 2001); Journalist in LOOK AND READ: SPELLING WITH THE SPELLITS (BBC 2002); Sally in DOCTORS (BBC 2003); Donna in KERCHING! (BBC 2004). Also cameo appearance in CHILD STARS (ITV 2001)

FILMS: Girl in THE AUTOGRAPH (Bournemouth University); Joanne in ROUGH NECKS (C4/Ideal World 2003); Kerry in MATCHMAKER (C4 2004)

THEATRE: Title role in ALADDIN (2003): Jill in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (2001); Cossette in LES MISERABLES (Palace Theatre 1995); Nelly in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Prince Of Wales Theatre 1994)

COMMERCIALS: HEBS Anti-Drinking Commercial (2001), The Observer, McDonalds, Bliss

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW... Lisa in Grange Hill could have ended up looking very different. Leona Kadir (eventually cast as Janet) auditioned for the role, but producers wanted someone with more experience. Enter Charlie!

Charlie in Grange HillROMANCE: Charlie was linked to her Grange Hill co-star Rob Stuart (Matt). But it was a very on-off relationship - apparently they break up every few weeks then get back on! Are they still together?

HOBBIES: Making music. Charlie plays the piano and bought a synthesiser from her wages in Grange Hill - she talks about thisin BBC TV's "Children's TV Annual 2000".

COINCIDENCE OR WHAT? Charlie's mates on Grange Hill called her "Britney" because of her resemblance to a certain Miss Spears. And in Series 24 we saw Lisa doing a Britney dance routine in the school talent show! But Charlie is NOT related to Helen McDonagh, who starred in Grange Hill as Mary in 1993.

Information from BBC Children's TV Annual 2000 and CastingCallPro.com
 

John Alford
Rene Alperstein
Kacey Barnfield
Mark Baxter
Kate Bell
Alison Bettles
Paula-Ann Bland
Max Brown
Luisa Bradshaw-White
Clare Buckfield
Julie Buckfield
Brian Capron
Todd Carty
Kirsten Cassidy
Nadia Chambers
George Christopher
Chris Crookall
Aidan J. David
Oliver Elmidoro
Amanda Fahy
Joshua Fenton
Daniella Fray
Rochelle Gadd
Rebekah Gilgan
Tom Graham
John Hudson
Thomas Hudson
Simone Hyams
Martino Lazzeri
Samantha Lewis
Lee MacDonald
Tina Mahon
Holly Mai
Charlie McDonagh
Renee Montemayor
Peter Moran
Peter Morton
Sally Morton
Erkan Mustafa
Reece Noi
Sammy O'Grady
Nicholas Pandolfi
Terry Sue Patt
Chris Perry-Metcalf
John Pickard
Colin Ridgewell
Rachel Victoria Roberts
Laura Sadler
Sophie Shad
Michael Sheard
Amy Simcock
Joseph Slack
Lee Sparke
Adam Sopp
Jessica Staveley-Taylor
Susan Tully
Simon Vaughan
Fiona Wade
Emma Waters
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