Actress Hannah Tointon is best known for her appearance on The Inbetweeners, Hollyoaks and Call The Midwife. She also is engaged to co-star Joe Thomas! Here’s everything you need to know about Kara Tointon's younger sister...
Hannah Tointon - who followed in the acting footsteps of her older sister, Kara Tointon (who’s best known for her four-year stint in EastEnders in the mid-’00s) – has had with scene-stealing roles as Katy Fox in Hollyoaks, and Tara Brown in The Inbetweeners (remember that awkward bedroom scene?!).
Oh, and she also happens to be engaged to Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas (who played seriously awkward Simon Cooper), who she’s been dating for seven years!
Intrigued to know more? Well here’s everything you need to know about the lovely Hannah Tointon…
What tv shows has Hannah Tointon been in?
Although Hannah's got all sorts of great acting credits to her name, she's probably best known for her year-long stint on Hollyoaks playing Katy Fox from 2007 - 2008, and her Inbetweeners appearance as Tara Brown - Simon’s girlfriend - in 2012.
Hannah had some mega storylines in Hollyoak, and will be especially remebered for the scene when Clare Devine drove her character Katy Fox off a cliff, which won the award for Spectacular Scene of the Year at The British Soap Awards.
How old is she?
Hannah is only 29, and has definitely had her fair share of TV appearances during her 20s. In fact, she first stepped onto our screens back in 2003, at the young age of 15*.
Where is Hannah Tointon from?
Hannah is from Southend-on-Sea in Essex.
Hannah with her older sister, Kara (Credit: Getty Images)
Is she related to Kara Tointon?
Yes! Hannah is Kara’s younger sister, duh! For those who don't know, Kara played Dawn Swann in Eastenders for four years. She was also crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2010. She went on to date her professional dance partner Anton Chigvintstev, but the couple sadly split three years later).
What else has Hannah been in?
As well as Hollyoaks and The Inbetweeners, Hannah's also had roles in shows such as vintage newsroom drama The Hour, Brit-American horror series Penny Dreadful, and a one-off appearance in comedy spoof show The Midnight Beast.
Hannah played an elephant in the A-list studded remake of The Jungle Book
Yep, you read that right. Hannah voiced a minor role as the bolshy elephant Winnifred in the 2016 Disney CGI remake of The Jungle Book, starring Bill Murray as Baloo and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa.
Hannah and Kara acted together in ITV's Mr Selfridge (Credit: ITV)
Didn’t I see Hannah Tointon in Mr Selfridge too?
Yes! Real-life sisters Hannah and Kara Tointon played Violette and Rosalie Selfridge, the glamorous daughters of Mr Selfridge in series three of the ITV show. It was the first time the sisters had acted together, and Hannah told the Radio Times: "We kept on looking at each other and laughing because we couldn't take each other seriously."
Hannah Tointon was in Kerching! (that CBBC show from the early ‘00s). Yes, really
Hannah first stepped on to our screens as a teenager in CBBC show Kerching!, playing the love interest of teenage wheeler dealer Taj Lewis.
Was Hannah Tointon in Eastenders?
No! That was her sister Kara, but we'll let you off - they do look pretty alike!
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Who is Hannah Tointon engaged to?
Hannah got engaged to fellow Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas - aka dorky Simon Cooper - in January this year. Joe played her on-screen crush-to-boyfriend in the three Inbetweeners episodes she appeared on in 2010. The loved-up couple met on the set of the show and have been together since (we're sure their on-screen romance will be something to embarrass the kids with, anyway...)
Didn’t she go out with McFly’s Dougie Poynter at one point?
Yep. The couple dated from 2003-2006, a couple of years before the McFly bassist got together with Frankie Bridge (née Sandford) from The Saturdays.
Does Hannah Tointon have Twitter?
Well it seems she did, but she hasn’t posted anything since 2012. She doesn’t have Instagram either (neither does fiancée Joe). Seems like the pair are keeping their original super-awkward on-screen romance firmly off-screen...