Natalie Gumede: BAFTA Win

Date - 28 May, 2012, All News Awards Television
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Coronation Street has received its first BAFTA since 2004, winning the Best Soap and Continuing Drama award.

Natalie Gumede’s storyline highlighting female domestic violence has been one of the main issues featured in Coronation Street this year; the series was honoured for its careful tackling of difficult subject matter. This is the second win this year for Natalie who received the Best Newcomer award at the National Soap Awards.

More can be read from the Coronation Street team here and on Natalie’s blog.


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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