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Rebekah Gibbs

Plays Nina Farr

DATE OF BIRTH : 17th March 1973

DIED : 11th November 2014.

Rebekah died of cancer in the Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she was given the 5 year all clear before in 2013, she learnt it has spread to her brain and lungs.

BORN : Torquay

HEIGHT : 5ft 5

PARTNER: Married partner Ashley Pitman in 2009. ‘We met in a nightclub. He’s my best friend and he doesn’t detract in any way from what I want to do; he just wants the best for me’

CHILDREN : Daughter, Gigi, born in January 2008.

STUDIED : Trained at the Pamela De Woel School before going on to Doreen Bird’s College

PREVIOUS JOBS : Worked in a nursing home

SKILLS : Singing; Mezzo-Soprano, Dance; Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Tap.

ON CHARACTER NINA : ‘She comes across as a bit of a bitch – but honestly she’s not. She’s just very plain-spoken. If she’s got something to say, she says it.’

ON JOINING CASUALTY : ‘I’m having such a fantastic time in Bristol, where Casualty is filmed. and I’ve just moved into a gorgeous new flat with a river view. I’ve been a Casualty fan for years – I can’t believe I’m actually in it!’

FAVE TV SHOW : Wife Swap ‘Because it makes me feel relatively sane and I find it fascinating. I belly laugh when I watch it!’

HER STYLE ICON : Jennifer Lopez.

WORST FASHION DISASTER : ‘The time I popped to the shop in old jogging bottoms and flip-flops and bumped into three people I hadn’t seen in ages’

TELEVISION CREDITS : Agony; The Bill; Casualty

THEATRE CREDITS : The Elephant Man; Rocky Horror Show; Copacabana; Starlight Express; A Chorus Line; Time Warp; Debbie Does Dallas; Naked Flame; Fame; Grease; Lucky Stiff; Hollywood and Broadway; Ap Arty to Murder

BOOKS : Rebekah released a book ‘Because Of You’ in 2009 about her cancer fight.

DID YOU KNOW?

* Rebekah fell off the stage, head first into the audience while starring in Starlight Express.

* Rebekah believes in feng-shui. ‘My house is all cream and I have a money plant in the right corner. I have a comedy frog for good luck too.’

Interviews

holby.tv : Rebekah Gibbs S19 Interview

holby.tv : Rebekah Gibbs S20 Interview

 

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