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Rebecca Atkinson

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Occupation  Actress
Education  Preston's College
Role  Actress
Name  Rebecca Atkinson
Years active  2001–present

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Born  22 September 1983 (age 37). (1983-09-22) Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Movies and TV shows  Shameless, Flim: The Movie
Similar People  Rebecca Ryan, David Threlfall, Samantha Siddall, Aaron McCusker, Sally Carman

Rebecca Atkinson (born 22 September 1983) is an English actress and model best known for playing Karen Maguire in Shameless from 2004 until 2013 when the series ended.


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Early life

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Atkinson grew up on Weaste Lane in Salford and went to All Souls' RC Primary School on Kintyre Avenue in Weaste, which was also the primary school of former Warrington and Salford forward Adrian Morley.


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She is best known for playing Karen Maguire in Channel 4's popular comedy drama series, Shameless, and for appearing in all 11 series. She has also appeared in Life On Mars, Ideal and BBC Three's new "multi-platform sitcom" Trexx and Flipside. In October 2016, Atkinson joined the cast of BBC Scottish soap opera, River City, as Belinda Roberts, the ex cellmate of Amber Murdoch.

She has had minor parts in many shows, including playing Asia in four episodes of BBC comedy series Ideal, and two episodes of New Street Law, where she played a character named Susie Hardwick. She appeared in Heartbeat in 2002 and 2006 playing two different characters. Shows she has had a single appearance in include Life on Mars (The Stabbing), Holby City, The Bill, Coronation Street, Doctors and The Royal. She has also appeared in Children's Ward at her young ages. She also appeared in the film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's Awaydays, released in 2009.

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She attended the David Johnson Drama and taught dancing in Goostrey for the Glenda Ann School of Dancing before appearing on TV. She also taught dancing for the Glenda Ann School of Dancing in Goostry, an old farming village in Cheshire.

Personal life

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Her partner is Shameless co-star, Ben Batt, who played Joe Pritchard. They met on the set in 2008 and shared numerous storylines together. In 2016, she gave birth to their son, Jack.


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  • Awaydays as Sonya (2009)
  • Television

  • Shameless as Karen Maguire (2004–2013)
  • Ideal as Asia (2005–2006)
  • River City as Belinda Roberts (2016–2017)
  • References

    Rebecca Atkinson Wikipedia