McCutcheon, Martine

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Name
McCutcheon, Martine Gender: F
Martine Kimberley Sherrie Ponting
born on 14 May 1976 at 07:40 (= 07:40 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°36' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°45 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 04°28'



Biography

British actress, a twenty-something soap star in "EastEnders," playing the role of Tiffany, before she left the show in 1999 and moved into singing and stage work. She was soon seen in the press far more than on stage or on TV. Not content with her blossoming pop career, Martine recently took to the stage in London¹s West End. She received rave reviews after her opening night in "My Fair Lady," but then disaster struck. She came down with a particularly nasty throat infection, and was forced to spend time in the hospital and several weeks recuperating. McCutcheon returned to the stage though, making a huge success of life after "EastEnders ."

Her autobiography, "Who Does She Think She Is?" written with the help of Matthew Wright, tabloid columnist turned ubiquitous media correspondent relates tales of family feuds and all sorts of press fodder. The opening chapters, which chart the wannabe superstar's poverty, and abuse at the hands of her father, are gritty and touching, echoing in the heart of anyone who has also been a victim of abuse. A donation from the sales of each book will go toward Refuge, helping resettle abused families. As Martine grows up, however, life settles down. Her story becomes extraordinary--as she excels at the Italia Conti Stage School and lands acting parts galore--but also strangely mundane (with her fair share of loves lost, hearts broken and dreams left by the wayside). This is the story of an East End gal made good; lacking a little glamour, perhaps, but solidly down to earth.

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Events

  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1999 (Quit her role in "EastEnders")

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes her autobiography, "Who Does She Think She Is?" Born in Clapton, East End, 51 N.33, 0 W.03. Her birth was induced.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Throat (Severe infection)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (Hospitalized for throat infection)
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse - Physical/ Verbal (From dad)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Donates to abused/relocated families)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (EastEnders)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer

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