British actor Carrie Hope Fletcher, who specializes in musical theater, is also a singer-songwriter, musician, author, blogger, and YouTube personality. The WhatsOnStage.com Award-winning actress is most known for her roles in the plays “Les Misérables” and “The Addams Family,” as well as her top-selling book “All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully” and her much-liked eponymous YouTube channel. At age five, she had her acting debut in a short Channel 4 documentary. At age seven, she made her West End stage debut as Young Eponine in “Les Misérables.” She then played the elder version of the character again, making her the only British actress to play both versions of Éponine in the play. Other well-known roles she went on to play include Beth in “The Battle of the Worlds,” Jemima Potts in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family.” Fletcher has also written the novels “On the Other Side” and “All That She Can See,” as well as the songs “Running Through Rivers” and “The Way We Were,” as well as the CD “When The Curtain Down”. She will soon take part in the production of Heathers: The Musical and release her third book, When the Curtain Down.
Early Childhood & Life
Debbie and Bob Fletcher welcomed her into the world on October 22, 1992, in Harrow, London, UK. Her mother was a special needs teacher, and her father played in a local band in addition to working at Kodak.
Tom, her older brother, is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, YouTube vlogger, and children’s author best known as the founding member of the English pop rock band “McFly” and as a former member of the supergroup McBusted.
Acting Aspirations of Carrie Hope Fletcher
When Fletcher was barely five years old, she made her television acting debut in a brief Channel 4 ident. She then appeared with Kelsey Grammer in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial. She appeared in other brief television roles as well, playing Jenny in the British preschool children’s TV program “Dog and Duck,” which was broadcast on CITV.
At the age of seven, she made her West End debut in 2001 as Young Eponine in the musical “Les Misérables,” which is based on the same-named Victor Hugo novel. The Palace Theatre in London hosted the performance.
She joined the original cast of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in 2002, playing the role of Jemima Potts. The West End debut of the show took place on April 16 of that same year at the London Palladium.
She played Jane Banks in the 2004–2005 production of “Mary Poppins” at London’s Prince Edward Theatre. It became the lone Disney musical to have its world debut in the UK.
She portrayed Weasel/Duck in the 2005 production of “The Wind in the Willows,” a stage version of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s book, at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London.
From June 17, 2013 through February 13, 2016, at the Queen’s Theatre in London, she replaced Danielle Hope in the part of Éponine, playing the older version of the character this time. As a result, she was the only British actress to play the part in both of the production’s renditions. On February 23, 2014, her brilliant work in the part earned her the “WhatsOnStage Best Takeover In A Role” award.
She took a brief break from her role as Éponine in “Les Misérables” in November 2014 to play Beth in Jeff Wayne’s Final Arena Tour of The Battle of the Worlds – The New Generation. The tour kicked off in Sheffield on November 27, 2014, traveled across the UK and the Netherlands, and ended on December 16 in Amsterdam.
She returned to her role as Éponine in “Les Misérables” after the last arena tour of “The Battle of the Worlds,” playing the part in the play’s 30th Anniversary Gala Performance on October 8, 2015. On February 13, 2016, she made her last appearance as Éponine, and Danielle Hope took over.
On May 4, 2016, she re-joined the cast of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” for its UK tour. She took on the role of Really Scrumptious this time, and on October 2, 2016, she made her final appearance in the role. For the part, she was a 2017 finalist for the “WhatsOnStage.com Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.”
She played the role of Eponine in the Dubai Opera production of “Les Misérables” from November 10 to December 2, 2016.
She co-starred as Emily in the 2016 UK version of the musical “A Christmas Carol” with her sister-in-law Giovanna Fletcher. On December 19, 2016, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra gave the musical its world premiere at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
During the production’s extensive UK and Ireland tour, one of her most noteworthy theatrical performances was as Wednesday Addams in the musical comedy “The Addams Family.” On April 20, 2017, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre hosted the start of the tour. The production travelled to Singapore, where it was staged from November 15 to December 3 in 2017 at the MES Theatre, after the UK leg of the tour concluded on November 4, 2017 at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford. Fletcher’s performance earned her the 2018 “WhatsOnStage.com Award for Best Actress in a Musical.”
Fletcher has also performed on stage in other productions such as Brenda in the musical “The Christmasaurus” at the Eventim Apollo from December 21 to 28, Narrator in the stage production of “The Railway Children” at the Cadogen Hall in London on January 21, and Carrie Hope Fletcher in Concert at the Cadogen Hall in London on March 31 and April 1, among others.
She is scheduled to perform in two major roles in 2018: Beth in “The Battle of the Worlds: Alive on Stage” in November/December 2018 and Veronica Sawyer in “Heathers: The Musical” at “The Other Palace” from June 9 to August 4, 2018.
Other Efforts of Carrie Hope Fletcher
The official song of the 2012 Summer Olympics mascots Mandeville and Wenlock, “On a Rainbow,” penned by Tom, was sung by the brilliant vocalist Fletcher and her brother Tom. When The Curtain Falls, her debut solo album, was released on March 30, 2018. The singles “Running Through Rivers” and “The Way We Were” was also produced by her.
Over the years, Fletcher has established a respectable online presence. On March 12, 2011, she launched her YouTube channel, Carrie Hope Fletcher (formerly known as ItsWayPastMyBedTime). Around 646 K subscribers and over 111 million views have already been accumulated on the channel where she uploads songs and vlogs. Also, she now has more than 470K followers on Instagram (@carriehopefletcher) and over 540K followers on Twitter (@carrieHFletcher).
Her success as a writer is unmatched. With its release in April 2015, her debut book, “All I Know Now: Wonderings and Thoughts on Growing Up Gracefully,” which focused on the many stages of her adolescence, quickly rose to the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list and remained there for seven weeks.
She released “On the Other Side,” her debut book, on July 14, 2016. Her second book, “All That She Can See,” which was released on July 13, 2017, came after this. When the Curtain Falls, her third book, will be released on July 12, 2018, she announced in October 2017.
Individual Life of Carrie Hope Fletcher
Alex Day, an English singer, blogger, and writer, claims that Fletcher and he began dating in October 2013. On March 14, 2014, Fletcher announced their breakup on Twitter. In 2016, she began dating YouTuber Pete Bucknall, however, the pair broke up at the beginning of 2017.
Estimated net worth
The estimated net worth of Carrie Hope Fletcher is about $1 million.