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Talented young actress Keeley Hawes found fame as Zoe Reynolds in the hit MI5 drama Spooks. Other notable roles have included period dramas such as Our Mutual Friend and controversial lesbian romp Tipping The Velvet.
Keeley rose to prominence with a series of acclaimed roles between 1996 and 1998. She appeared in the penultimate Dennis Potter TV adaptation Karaoke with Albert Finney, then landed roles in The Beggar Bride, The Moonstone and Our Mutual Friend.
Her other credits include The Blonde Bombshell, where she played British icon Diana Dors, Wives and Daughters, Othello, and Lucky Jim.
She co-stars with James McAvoy in Peter Moffat's updating of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in a top London restuarant. She plays Ella, the ruthlessly ambitious wife of celebrity chef Joe Macbeth, who pushes her husband into murder.
Keeley also appeared in the 1998 film version of The Avengers, and the movie Complicity in 2000.
Keeley was born in 1977, and has a son Myles from her relationship with cartoonist Spencer McCallum. The couple split after just a few months of marriage.
She is married to Spooks co-star Matthew Macfadyen. The pair fell for each other while making the series and they have a baby together.
Her dad is a London cabbie.
As a child she attended the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School the same school that has produced stars such as Emma Bunton and Nick Berry. Keeley is close friends with Emma.
She was a model for a while, after being 'spotted' in Oxford Street - she hated the job though.
Keeley is the face of Boots No7 cosmetics. She is also the voice of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider games. Keeley was nominated for a VGA award for her voice as Lara Croft.
She also appeared in series 1 and series 2 of Ashes to Ashes, the sequel to Life on Mars on BBC. She won the Glamour Awards Best UK Television Actress for this role. Series 2 of Ashes to Ashes is currently airing. Keeley will also appear in another 6 part drama series for ITV called, Identity.