Jill HalfpennyPlays Davina
Jill Halfpenny is a British actress who began her career playing Nicole Dobson on the BBC’s young adult series Byker Grove. She later starred as Rebecca Hopkins in the long-running British series Coronation Street and, most notably, as Kate Mitchell in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. She has also guest-starred in In The Club, Lightfields, Shameless, Skins and Wild at Heart.
Jill has starred in numerous stage productions in the West End. In 2011, she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her work in the West End’s Legally Blonde. In 2004, she competed on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, a ballroom dancing reality show. She won first place in the competition with dance partner Darren Bennett.