Luisa Bradshaw-White

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Luisa Bradshaw-White
Born (1974-12-09) 9 December 1974 (age 44)
Eastcote, Greater London
Education Haydon School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Notable work Grange Hill (1991–1994)
This Life (1996–1997)
Bad Girls (1999)
Holby City (2001–2005)
EastEnders (2013–)
Spouse(s) Annette Yeo (m. 2015)
Children 2

Luisa Bradshaw-White (born 9 December 1974 in Eastcote, Greater London[1]) is an English actress, currently best known for playing Tina Carter in EastEnders and previously for her roles on Bad Girls, Holby City and This Life. She attended Haydon School in Pinner.


She first became known for playing the role of Maria in the long-running BBC children's programme Grange Hill (1991–1994). She went on to play roles in several other notable television programmes including The Brittas Empire (1997); London's Burning (2001), A Touch of Frost (1997), the ITV police drama The Bill (1995; 1996; 1997), Birds of a Feather (1997; 1998), and Lorna Rose in Bad Girls in 1999.

In 1996, she played the role of Kira in the popular BBC drama This Life. Film credits include Wonderful World (1998), The Escort, A Friendship in Vienna and playing Evita (the Hostess) in Mauvaise Passe (1999). Other notable television credits include roles in Big Bad World (1999); Bad Girls (1999) and Meaningful Sex (2000). She played nurse Lisa Fox in the BBC hospital drama Holby City (2001–2005).[2]

Stage credits include Godspell (2001), Solitary Confinement, The Shagaround and playing Lady Anne in Richard III (1998).

In 1997, Bradshaw-White along with fellow This Life cast member Ramon Tikaram (who played Ferdy) were invited by the singer Elton John to appear in his music video for the song "Something About the Way you Look Tonight".[1]

On 19 September 2013, it was announced that Bradshaw-White will be joining the BBC soap opera EastEnders as the younger sister of established character, Shirley Carter (Linda Henry).[3]

On 23 December 2013, Bradshaw-White described her character Tina Carter as "funny" and "sweet" yet also "naughty", with a playful relationship between her and Shirley. On 1 December 2014 she praised soap bosses over their portrayal of domestic abuse within a homosexual relationship, as part of a storyline featuring Tina and her firefighter girlfriend Fiona "Tosh" Mackintosh.

Personal life

Bradshaw-White is openly lesbian and has been with her partner Annette for 15 years. The couple married in July 2015 and have two daughters. She is a vegetarian.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 A Friendship in Vienna Herte TV movie
1991–94 Grange Hill Maria Watts Main role; 60 episodes
1995 The Bill Shelley Bates Season 11, Episode 43 - "Old Habitats"
1995 Faith in the Future Groupie Season 1, Episode 6 - "Food of Love"
1996 The Bill Judy Killick Season 12, Episode 118 - "Known to Someone"
1997 The Brittas Empire Angie Season 7, Episode 7 - "Exposed"
1997 A Touch of Frost Joanna Lawson Season 5, Episode 4 - "No Other Love"
1996–97 This Life Kira Main role; 31 episodes
1997 The Bill Paula Davies Season 14, Episode 125 - "Force"
1998 Wonderful World Natalie Short film
1998 Grafters Debbie Season 1, Episode 6
1997–98 Birds of a Feather Dawn Christmas Special 1997 - "Reservoir Birds"
Season 9, Episode 5 - "Nuptials"
1999 Big Bad World Samantha 3 episodes
1999 Bad Girls Lorna Rose Main role; Season 1 - 7 episodes
1999 Mauvaise passe Evita the Hostess Feature film
2000 In Defence Jackie Ellmann Season 1, Episode 1
2000 Meaningful Sex Sadie Short film
2001 London's Burning Lynne Bailey Season 13, Episode 1 & 2
2001–05 Holby City Lisa Fox Main role; 130 episodes
2005 Casualty@Holby City Lisa Fox Episode 3 - "Something We Can Do"
2011 Doctors Hannah Hampson Season 12, Episode 220 - "Pretending to See the Future"
2012 Homefront Nicki TV mini-series; Episodes 2 & 5
2013– EastEnders Tina Carter Regular role


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Luisa Bradshaw-White". Retrieved 19 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. MacCaskill, Julie (31 August 2002), "Hanging on the telephone: Holby City's Luisa Bradshaw-White tries to have a conversation with JULIE MacCASKILL while looking after her dog, Daisy", Daily Record, retrieved 19 January 2010<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Kilkelly, Daniel (19 September 2013). "'EastEnders': Luisa Bradshaw-White to play Shirley's sister Tina". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Kilkelly, Daniel (19 July 2014). "Luisa Bradshaw-White wants to stay on EastEnders: 'I love the job'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 26 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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