Parents Jim Crace
|Name Lauren Crace|
Years active 2008–present
Siblings Thomas Charles Crace
|Full Name Lauren Rose Crace|
Born 25 May 1986 (age 29) (1986-05-25) Birmingham, England, UK
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Uncles Graham Crace, Cyril Crace, Richard Crace
Movies and TV shows EastEnders, Mr Selfridge, Room at the Top
Similar People Jim Crace, Tristan Gravelle, Diederick Santer, Andrew Davies, Aisling Walsh
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The daughter of contemporary writer Jim Crace and Pamela Turton, Lauren Rose Crace was born in Birmingham. She has an older brother, Thomas (born 1981). She attended Swanshurst School in Billesley, and then Cadbury Sixth Form College, where she took both a GCSE and an A-Level in Drama. She joined the Stage 2 Youth theatre aged eleven. and later went on to train at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Crace began her acting career as an extra, having parts in TV shows and theatre productions including leading roles in Alice in Wonderland (directed by Ruth Harrell) and Sweeney Todd (directed by Tom Bailey). In 2008, she joined the cast of the BBC soap opera EastEnders playing Danielle Jones, a love interest for newcomer Callum Monks until the following year.
Prior to the episode's broadcast, Crace told GMTV she wanted to return to theatre and move away from the character of Danielle. The viewing figures for her last episode peaked at 11.5 million, due to this there was a surge in the national power grid. Fans of the show and the character signed an online petition with 15,000 signatures that labeled the character's death a "huge mistake". There was a Facebook group "Bring Back Danielle from EastEnders", which attracted over 67,000 fans so far. But according to The Daily Mirror, soap bosses have ruled this out. Crace won the award for Best Newcomer for her role in Eastenders at the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards.
In February 2010, Crace filmed a role in the BBC television series Sherlock, which broadcast later that year. From 29 April to 22 May 2010, Crace appeared at the Salisbury Playhouse as Cecile Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.