Martine McCutcheon rose to fame playing the
part of Tiffany Mitchell on the BBC television
series EastEnders. She left the series in December 1998 when her character was killed off in a car accident. Martine
subsequently went on to play Eliza
Doolittle in My Fair Lady in London's West End.
Despite being plagued by health problems
during her run, she won the award for best actress
in a musical at the 2002 Laurence Olivier Awards.
She has also had a career as a pop singer,
with her single Perfect Moment reaching number
one in the UK, Israel, Italy, Switzerland,
Ireland & Australia. Her follow up song On The Radio
proved another smash hit.
In 2003 McCutcheon featured in her
first major film role. She appeared as tea-lady Natalie
in the Richard Curtis romantic comedy Love Actually.
The British Prime Minister (played by Hugh Grant)
falls in love with McCutcheon's character.
She also starred in a video for London's successful
attempt in the 2012 Summer Olympic bids.
She appeared in two episodes of hit BBC drama series Spooks
in September 2005, playing a waitress who witnesses a terrorist bombing.
Her next project was shown on the UK television station ITV
in spring 2006. In The English Harem she played the english
wife of a muslim man (Art Malik), and her journey to discovering
that he already has two wives.
Martine took part in the Xmas Day edition of ITV1's
Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Louis Walsh,
and appeared on the Xmas Eve
Parkinson also on ITV1.