Tina Hobley

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Tina Hobley
Born
Tina Ellen Hobley

(1971-05-20) 20 May 1971 (age 52)
Hampstead, London, England
NationalityBritish
Occupation(s)Actress and radio presenter
Years active1993–present
Television Holby City
Spouse(s)Steve Wallington (m. 1998–2001)
Oliver Wheeler (m. 2006)
Children3
Website Official website

Tina Ellen Hobley (born 20 May 1971 [1] ) is an English actress and radio presenter, best known for her long-running role as Chrissie Williams in the BBC One medical drama series Holby City . Hobley left Holby City in November 2013 after 12 years.

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Early life

Hobley was born in Hampstead. She was very shy as a child, and was sent to speech and drama classes in an attempt to counter her introversion. She grew up in the London suburb of Mill Hill and attended Bishop Douglass School in East Finchley. Hobley later transferred to the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. [2]

Career

Television

After graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where she trained from 1990 to 1993, Hobley had a number of roles in a variety of television dramas, including Coronation Street as Samantha Failsworth, Harbour Lights as WPC Melanie Rush and The Bill as Sue Booker.

Hobley is best known for her role as ward sister Chrissie Williams in BBC medical drama Holby City . [3]

Radio

On 3 October 2013, Smooth Radio announced that Hobley would become a presenter on the network, fronting a programme on Sunday mornings. [4]

Hobly presented The Smooth Drive Home on Smooth London from January 2017 until July 2019. [5] [6]

Theatre

From January to July 2015 Hobley co-starred with Jamie Lomas, Rik Makarem, Michael McKell and Gray O'Brien in a touring production of Peter James's "Dead Simple".

Personal life

Hobley's first marriage was to graphic designer Steve Wallington in 1998. Their daughter Isabella, 'Bella', was born in April 1999; the couple divorced in 2001.

On 22 April 2006, Hobley announced her engagement to Oliver Wheeler, and they married later that year. [7] Hobley gave birth to their daughter Olivia on 18 April 2008, [8] and on 1 March 2010 to son, Orson.

Hobley is a supporter of the Starlight Foundation. She is also an Ambassador for Barnardo's, and supports the Terrence Higgins Trust and the White Hat Rally.

In February 2016 she withdrew from competing in the reality show The Jump after dislocating her shoulder, breaking her arm and rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament. Seven months after sustaining these injuries she still had not fully recovered. The damage to her body had limited her movement to the point where she has been unable to perform basic daily tasks by herself. [9]

Filmography

Television [10] [11]
YearTitleRoleOther notes
1994 The Knock Estate AgentEpisode No. 1.2
1995 Pie in the Sky Theresa CollinsEpisode 'Hard Cheese'
Bliss Nurse ValerieMini-series
Ghostbusters of East FinchleyWoman on doorstepEpisode No. 1.5
1996 The Bill Sue BookerEpisode 'Judgment Call'
19961998 Coronation Street Samantha Failsworth (225 episodes)
1997 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Woman on trainEpisode May and June Part 1
Another Audience with Freddie StarrOn-screen Participant
1998 Noel's House Party Episode No. 7.18
The National Lottery Big Ticket Episode No. 1.2
Celebrity Ready Steady Cook Episode dated 7 January
Friday Night's All WrightEpisode No. 1.1
1999 Harbour Lights WPC Melanie Rush
20012013 Holby City Chrissie WilliamsSeries 3–16 (406 episodes)
2001 GMTV Episode dated 9 October
Richard & Judy GuestEpisode dated 3 December
2003 Today with Des and Mel Episode dated 11 March
The Terry and Gaby Show Episode dated 20 October
GMTV Episode dated 13 October
2004 The Afternoon Play Gracie LeighEpisode 'Venus and Mars'
Making It at Holby
2014 Celebrity MasterChef Contestant
2016 The Jump Contestant
Guest appearances

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