Natalie Gumede: Britain’s Best Villain

Date - 1 March, 2012, All News Awards Television
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Natalie Gumede has been nominated Best Villain by The British Soap Awards for her role as Kirsty Soames in ITV1’s Coronation Street.

Public voting is open until 3pm on Monday April 2nd 2012 and votes can be cast here

The British Soap Awards have been held since 1999 and honour the best of British Soap Operas. This year’s ceremony will take place in May with second round public voting opening on Thursday 5th April.


Natalie Gumede is perhaps best known as series regular Kirsty Soames on Coronation Street winning Best Newcomer at The 2012 Soap Awards, and nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 National Television Awards.

Other notable screen work includes the regular role of China in Ideal alongside Johnny Vegas, The Persuasionists, Wire In The Blood and Clubbed.

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