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Overview (1)

Height 4' 11" (1.5 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After not getting into drama school on the third attempt, she wrote a letter to director Richard Wilson and contacted casting director Robert Sterne about auditioning for the play That Face which they were casting at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre, saying that she strongly identified with the main character's struggles of being raised by a severely mentally ill mother and a sociopath father. She was eventually cast as Izzy in the play, which was her first big theatre job.

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Trivia (18)

Is of Italian-Jewish, Turkish-Cypriot and Scottish descent.
Has one brother called Alex.
Was excluded four times from the secondary school she attended for shoplifting and other petty crimes.
Her middle name is Gülistan.
She attended Glenthorne Comprehensive High School in Sutton, South London.
Her dad is an electrical contractor and her mum is a barmaid.
She auditioned and was rejected from London drama schools three years in a row.
She was born in Colliers Wood, South West London.
Joined the RADA Youth Group while still at school. After joining, she completely changed her accent and personality from loud and working class to reserved and 'posh' to fit in with the other students and her friends at school thought she'd received elocution lessons (when she hadn't).
She is from a working class background.
Learned to play the piano to Grade 8 standard in just 6 months after her friend at school taught her.
Her brother Alex is a solicitor.
She studied English Literature, Music, Theatre Studies and dance for her A Levels.
While at Glenthorne High School, she played Tallulah in Bugsy Malone and Kelsi the pianist in High School Musical and her teacher's boyfriend thought she was two different people.
Before becoming a professional actress, she worked in a care home and played the piano for money.
She is allergic to tobacco and mint.
Is fluent in both English and Turkish.
Daughter of Sevim Kelosman Murat and Graham Dawson.

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