AS FANS enjoy the return of hit classroom drama Waterloo Road, fans will wonder what actress Katie Griffiths did after the show originally ended in 2015.
Known for playing a sassy teenager on the hit BBC One show, the actress is now all grown up and back on the rebooted show.
Who is Katie Griffiths?
Born on April 6, 1989, Katie Griffiths is an English actress best known for Waterloo Road.
The star developed the acting bug at an early age, and aged 12 joined Stage 84, the Yorkshire School of Performing Arts.
It was because of this school she landed the job in BBC One's Waterloo Road.
After leaving the hit classroom drama she appeared opposite Nicholas Hoult as Alice in the Bafta nominated television film Coming Down The Mountain.
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Who does Katie Griffiths play in Waterloo Road?
Katie plays Chlo Grainger on Waterloo Road, who was once a pupil at the school.
When she originally played the role, the character was known for being a sassy teenager, who was the daughter of art teacher Izzie Redpath (Jill Halfpenny) who was killed in a stabbing.
In the 2023 reboot of Waterloo, Chlo is now all grown up with children of her own.
How long has Katie Griffiths starred in Waterloo Road?
Katie was just 17 when she joined the cast of Waterloo Road in 2006.
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She remained playing Chlo Grainger for four series, before leaving in 2009.
Katie reprised the role in 2023, and told the BBC she was thrilled to be back: "It's been wonderful. It feels like coming back but also everything is different.
"The set’s different. The classes are brand new, there’s a really exciting cast and some returning faces.
"So it's been a bit of everything but it’s been lovely. "
What else has Katie Griffiths starred in?
Since leaving Waterloo Road, she has guest-starred in Casualty as three different characters.
In 2010 she played Glenda in Rock and Chips and in 2012 she went Stateside to star as a cowgirl in the US TV mini-series Hatfield And McCoys, with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton.
After getting a taste for Hollywood, she also auditioned for the role of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which went to fellow Brit Daisy Ridley, and for Cinderella in Into The Woods.
She told The Telegraph and Argus: “I was up for the part of Cinderella, it eventually went to Anna Kendrick who was already a star. But I had great feedback from the producer and was told that if they'd decided to cast an unknown actress it would've been me.”
Back in the UK, she also starred in Prime Suspect 1973, playing the role of Suzy.
Katie's last TV role was in BBC soap, Doctors.
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