Scarlett Bowman

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Scarlett Bowman
Born (1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 36)
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Artist
Years active 2009-present

Scarlett Bowman (born 10 December 1985) is an English artist and actress best known for her role as Maddie Morrison in the British TV soap opera Hollyoaks.

Early life

Bowman was born in Windsor, Berkshire December 10, 1985. As a young teenager, she used to sprint for Berkshire in the under-16 squad.[1] She has a younger brother, actor Josh Bowman who starred in the ABC series, Revenge. Before acting, Bowman aspired to be a television presenter.

Bowman was good friends with singer Amy Winehouse, who dated her brother Joshua in 2009.[2]


Bowman's first break was her role on the BBC teen soap short, The Cut. She described her character Rosa Willas as "cool" and noted, "She just falls for the wrong boys, which results in these sticky situations with her best friends. She doesn't intend on upsetting anyone intentionally, she just follows her heart and leaves her head behind!"[3]

She is best known for her role as Queen Bee Maddie Morrison on the Channel 4 British soap opera Hollyoaks. Bowman joined the Hollyoaks cast in summer 2011, as part of a group of new sixth-form students, to mixed reactions from the viewers. Bowman has described her character as a "psychopath" and confessed that she loves playing Maddie because it is fun to play a bitch. Bowman has insisted that she is nothing like Maddie in real life, noting that her character is "An absolute nightmare!" and has admitted that she finds it quite offensive when people assume they are alike.[4]

Bowman recently praised Maddie for setting a good example for teenage girls, noting that she should be a role model for young girls who are not ready to lose their virginity.[5] The Hollyoaks storyline, in spring 2012, saw her character impose a three-month sex-ban with her boyfriend, Callum Kane, until she felt ready to sleep with him.

Bowman has described her experience at Hollyoaks as "Very busy but a lot of fun." and added "I'm loving it. We all get on really, really well here and tend to form bonds quite quickly."[6] She has noted that she is particularly close to fellow Hollyoaks actor Lucy Dixon, with whom she used to share a flat, saying "We do have a great dynamic and spend lots of time together. It happened very quickly. We had no time to get to know everyone, we did our casting together and we said: ‘Let’s move in.’ It’s so special to find someone you really gel with when you’re away from home."[7] Bowman has also stated that she is close friends with Steven Roberts who plays her on screen best friend George Smith[8]

In 2012, Bowman was nominated for the 'Sexiest female' award at the British Soap Awards but lost out to Coronation Street actress, Michelle Keegan. In November 2012 the actress departed the soap after her character was killed off in an explosive bus crash; her final appearance aired on 15 November 2012.


Year Title Role Notes
2009-10 The Cut Rosa Willis 23 episodes
2011–12 Hollyoaks Maddie Morrison Regular cast member (121 episodes)
21 June 2011 - 15 November 2012
Nominated for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards 2012

External links


  1. "Scarlett Bowman Biography, Picture Gallery & Video". 1985-12-10. Retrieved 2012-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Richard Simpson (2009-01-06). "Amy Winehouse swaps bad boy Blake for Cipriani's hunky clean cut friend on Caribbean holiday | Mail Online". Retrieved 2012-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Switch - The Cut - Rosa Willis". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Hollyoaks' Scarlett: 'I'm nothing like Maddie!' | News | Hollyoaks | Soaps | What's on TV". 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. (1999-12-31). "Scarlett: Maddie should be example - News | MSN TV UK". Retrieved 2012-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. daniel Kilkelly (1 March 2012). "". Digital Spy. External link in |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "OK! Magazine: First For Celebrity News :: Lifestyle :: Interview: Scarlett Bowman, Lucy Dixon and Laurie Duncan". 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2012-06-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Published Thursday, Mar 1 2012, 11:16 GMT (2012-03-01). "'Hollyoaks' Scarlett Bowman interview: 'Maddie will hunt for George' - Hollyoaks Interview - Soaps". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-06-13.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>