Natalie Gumede, Coronation Street’s ‘s resident ‘baddie’, will tonight attend the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena having been nominated for the Best Newcomer Award. Natalie plays the villainous Kirsty Soames in ITV’s hugely popular soap drama and is currently at the centre of a gritty domestic abuse storyline.
Acting alongside Alan Halsal who plays the loveable Tyrone Dobbs, Natalie has faced the challenges of playing an evil and violent character, describing Kirsty’s storyline as ‘a reign of terror’. Natalie’s arc, which highlights domestic violence against men, 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. In 2012, Natalie received the Best Newcomer award at the National Soap Awards. Click here to see Natalie’s recent interview with Digital Spy.
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.About Sainou
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