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Charlotte Coleman

Former star of the popular TV children's series Educating Marmalade, Charlotte Coleman (Alison Hayes) received considerable recognition for her performance as Jess in the BBC drama Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, which brought her a Royal Television Society Best Performance Award in 1991 and a nomination for Best Actress at the British Film and Television Awards in the same year.

But Coleman is best known worldwide for her performance as the flamboyant and extroverted Scarlett in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Prior to that she appeared in Vincent Ward's acclaimed Map of the Human Heart.

She has had TV roles in Dennis Potter's Blackeyes, in Freddy and Max alongside Anne Bancroft, Inspector Morsel' and The Bill.

Coleman started acting as a child. I started going to Sylvia Young's one evening a week to have something to do at night, she explains.

As for the recognition Four Weddings has brought her, Coleman says: People seemed to like my character, so in general when they come up to me, their response is very warm. But usually they're just asking me what Hugh Grant is like!"

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Charlotte Coleman Facts

Birth Name Charlotte Ninon Coleman
BirthdayApril 3, 1968
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathNovember 14, 2001 (age 33)

Selected Filmography

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