Born In: London
Carrie Hope Fletcher is a British actress—predominantly in musical theatres, author, blogger, YouTube personality, singer-songwriter, and musician. She is best known for her performances in plays like Les Misérables and The Addams Family, both of which earned her WhatsOnStage.com Award; her popular eponymous YouTube channel; and her best-selling book All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully. She forayed into acting featuring in a short Channel 4 ident at age five and made her West End debut at age seven, playing Young Eponine in Les Misérables. She later reprised the character’s older version, thus becoming the only British actress to portray both versions of Éponine in the production. She furthered her stage career with other notable performances, including as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family; Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; and Beth in The War of the Worlds. Other endeavors of Carrie Hope Fletcher include spawning songs Running Through Rivers and The Way We Were and album When The Curtain Falls; and the novels On The Other Side and All That She Can See. Carrie Hope Fletcher has also released singles like Far Too Late and I Know I have a Heart.
father: Bob Fletcher
mother: Debbie Fletcher
siblings: Tom Fletcher
Born Country: England
City: London, England
Carrie Hope Fletcher was born on October 22, 1992, in Harrow, London, England, to Debbie and Bob Fletcher. Her father worked at Kodak and also performed in local bands, while her mother was a special-needs teacher.
Her older brother Tom is a singer songwriter, guitarist, YouTube vlogger, and children's author best known as former member of the supergroup McBusted and founder, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the English pop rock band McFly.
Carrie Hope Fletcher started acting in television when she was just five years old, featuring in a short Channel 4 ident. Thereafter, she starred in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial with Kelsey Grammer. She also featured in many short roles on television, including as Jenny in the CITV-aired British pre-school children's TV show Dog and Duck.
Her West End debut happened in 2001 at age seven, playing Young Eponine in the sung-through musical Les Misérables, which was based on Victor Hugo’s novel bearing the same title. The play was staged at The Palace Theatre, London.
In 2002, she became part of the original cast of the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, playing Jemima Potts, the West End premiere of which happened on April 16 that year at the London Palladium.
The musical Mary Poppins featured her as Jane Banks during 2004-05 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. It became the only Disney musical that premiered in the United Kingdom.
In 2005, she played Weasel/Duck in stage adaptation of the children's novel by Kenneth Grahame titled The Wind in the Willows that was produced at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London.
Carrie Hope Fletcher reprised the role of Éponine in Les Misérables, this time portraying the older version, replacing Danielle Hope from June 17, 2013 to February 13, 2016 at the Queen's Theatre, London. With this, she became the only British actress to essay the role in both its versions in the production. Her spectacular performance in the role won her the WhatsOnStage Best Takeover In A Role award on February 23, 2014.
While playing Éponine in Les Misérables, she took a small break in November 2014 to play Beth during the Final Arena Tour of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – The New Generation. The tour began in Sheffield on November 27, 2014 and took place across the UK and the Netherlands and closed in Amsterdam on December 16, 2014.
After Final Arena Tour of The War of the Worlds, she resumed her role of Éponine in Les Misérables and went on to portray the character in the play’s 30th Anniversary gala performance that was held on October 8, 2015. Her final appearance as Éponine happened on February 13, 2016 following which Danielle Hope took over.
She re-joined the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on May 4, 2016 during its UK tour. This time she essayed the role of Truly Scrumptious and made her final appearance playing the character on October 2, 2016. She was nominated for the WhatsOnStage.com Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2017 for the role.
From November 10 to December 2, 2016, she featured as Eponine in the Dubai production of Les Misérables that was staged at the Dubai Opera.
She along with her sister-in-law Giovanna Fletcher starred as Emily in the 2016 UK production of the musical A Christmas Carol. The musical premiered as a concert production played by London Musical Theatre Orchestra at the Lyceum Theatre, London on December 19, 2016.
One of her most notable stage portrayals was that of Wednesday Addams in the musical comedy The Addams Family during the musical’s major UK and Ireland tour. The tour commenced on April 20, 2017 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. The UK leg of the tour was complete on November 4, 2017 at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, following which the production moved to Singapore where it was staged from November 15 to December 3, 2017 at the MES Theatre. Fletcher won WhatsOnStage.com Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2018 for her performance.
Other stage appearances of Carrie Hope Fletcher include as Brenda in the musical production of The Christmasaurus at Eventim Apollo from December 21 to 28 in 2017; as Narrator of The Railway Children stage production at the Cadogen Hall, London on January 21, 2018; and at the Carrie Hope Fletcher in Concert at the Cadogen Hall, London on March 31 and April 1, 2018.
She played the leading role of Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical at The Other Palace from June 9 to August 4, 2018. She then played Beth in The War of the Worlds: Alive on Stage from 30 November to 17 December 2018.
A talented singer, Carrie Hope Fletcher along with her brother Tom performed the official song of the 2012 Summer Olympics' mascots Mandeville and Wenlock. Titled On a Rainbow, the song was written by Tom. On March 30, 2018, she released her first solo album When The Curtain Falls. She also produced singles Running Through Rivers and The Way We Were.
Fletcher has achieved decent presence in social media platforms. She created her eponymous YouTube channel, which was earlier called ItsWayPastMyBedTime, on March 13, 2011. The channel, where she posts music and vlogs, has already amassed thousands of subscribers and more than 133 million views. She has also accumulated over 578K followers on her Instagram account carriehopefletcher and over 488.4K followers on her Twitter account carrieHFletcher.
She has also thrived as a writer. Her first book All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, where she focused on different stages of her teenage life, emerged as a number one Sunday Times bestseller following its release in April 2015 and held positions in the top ten list for seven weeks.
On July 14, 2016, she published her first novel On The Other Side. This was followed by her second novel All That She Can See published on July 13, 2017. In October 2017, she announced the release of her third novel When the Curtain Falls, which released on July 12, 2018.
According to English musician, vlogger, and writer Alex Day, he and Carrie Hope Fletcher started dating from October 2013. Fletcher later declared their break-up through Twitter on March 14, 2014. She started dating YouTube star Pete Bucknall in 2016, but the two parted ways in early 2017.