Hollyoaks bosses have cast former York College Performing Arts (Acting) student Nadine Mulkerrin in the role of Cleo McQueen, the teenage sister of Porsche and Celine McQueen. As a new recruit for the sixth form at Hollyoaks High, Cleo’s character is billed as a ‘brainbox’ and will be featured in storylines with the show’s teenage group. Nadine’s portrayal of Cleo will bring a new dimension to the infamous McQueen family.
Since leaving York College in 2011, Nadine (formerly of St Mary’s Comprehensive School, Ilkley) has worked in the television and film industry. Previously she has played the role of Chloe in the BBC One sitcom In with the Flynns and has had parts in Waterloo Road, Doctors and Still Open All Hours, working alongside actor David Jason. Nadine has also worked on the dark horror movie ‘Inbred’ and her biggest opportunity came when she played Amber in the film ‘Urban and the Shed Crew,’ starring Richard Armitage, Anna Friel and Neil Morrissey.
Says Nadine: “York College was good for me. Much of what I was taught on the Performing Arts course is relevant to working in industry. The College facilitated auditions for ALRA and the Guildford School of Acting – and I got a place at ALRA, however in the end I chose not to go down the Drama School route. Even so, the work I did on my audition pieces gave me the confidence and skills to go along to auditions for television work. I had a two hour journey to College and for the last five years I have worked as a waitress to afford my expenses. Getting this role in Hollyoaks means I can give up my waitressing job and I have started a new life in Liverpool where Hollyoaks is filmed.”
Nadine’s makes her Hollyoaks debut at the end of January.