Michelle Collins (II)

Michelle Collins (II)


Hackney, London, England

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Michele Collins
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Michelle A. Collins was born on May 28, 1963 in Hackney, East London and began studying theatre acting from a young age: training at the Royal Court Activists and the Cockpit Youth Theatre before studying drama and theatre at A-Level. Upon leaving school, she landed a part in…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Michelle is heavily involved with charity work, and since becoming an ambassador for Oxfam, has visited Brazil, South Africa and Armenia campaigning for the right to free education. She is also involved with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Smart Justice.

    • Michelle suffered from anorexia when she was younger.

    • Michelle had a UK Top 40 hit in 1999 with "Sunburn", which was the title song from the TV series of the same name which she starred in.

  • Quotes

    • Michelle: I don't take myself too seriously considering what I do. I think I'm a kind person, good fun and adventurous. I'm a free spirit. In a man I look for a good sense of humour. Someone who can send himself up, has humility and is honest.

    • Michelle: Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is said to be taking stripper classes to spice things up in the bedroom. Strangely enough, the classes are being taught by Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.

    • Michelle: Nicole Richie's pregnant. It's convenient: Mother and child can begin swapping clothes as soon as the baby is born.

  • My favourite actress and great for British TV.

    I will make a statement which many may find surprising, namely, that Michelle Collins is my favourite living actress, bettered only by the late Audrey Hepburn. In a similar way to Audrey, Michelle has a very unique voice (apart from her impression of Janet Street-Porter) which is so easily recognised. I would say I am a "collector" of Michelle's work. She was totally brilliant in Daylight Robbery, where we see Michelle in probably her sexiest role.

    She excelled as Abby in 2000 Acres of Sky, adding to this her roles in; Sunburn, Can't Buy Me Love, Sea of Souls, Family Man and The Illustrated Mum and many more, and that's before I even mention Eastenders.

    Yes, this is a British small screen actress of whom we can be proud. In my opinion, she has not reached anywhere near the level of recognition she deserves. When Michelle appears on chat shows she is so funny, so lovely, so very gorgeous and I believe this is the REAL Michelle. I was not able to get to see her in London, in theatre, in Daddy Cool, but if reviews are to be believed, she was apparently brilliant. I have no doubt in my mind that she was!!

    So there we have it, Michelle Collins is just great and among the best Britain has to offer. She is lovely. I hope she remains on our screens for years to come. Meanwhile I will carry on collecting her past work.

    She is my favourite living actress.moreless