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Harley Bird

Harley Bird

British actress
Harley Bird
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Quick Facts

Intro British actress
Is Actor
From United Kingdom
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 13 December 2001, Rochdale, United Kingdom
Age: 18 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
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Biography

Harley Bird (born Harley Fiona Riley, 13 December 2001) is an English actress and voice-over artist. She is known for being the third voice of Peppa Pig. She took on the role in 2007 and stepped down from the role in 2020.

Early and personal life

Bird was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, as Harley Fiona Riley and lives in Tring, Hertfordshire, with her parents, Gill and Craig Riley. She is the second eldest of four children and has two sisters, Taylor and Olivia, and a brother called Rosco. Bird used to attend Tring Park School for the Performing Arts on their Tring Park Associates programme before enrolling into the main school, where she remains.

Career

At age 5 she was signed to Alphabet Kidz Talent Agency. A month later she gained the role of Peppa in the children's animated series Peppa Pig. She replaced the previous actors, Lily Snowden-Fine and Cecily Bloom. She voiced Peppa for seasons 3, 4, and 5 of the series. In her role, she has lent her voice to Peppa Pig in The Official BBC Children in Need Medley as well as various other pieces of show merchandise.

Bird has made many TV appearances and radio broadcasts, including presenting a behind-the-scenes feature on CBBC's Newsround and being interviewed in character as Peppa on BBC Radio One's Chris Moyles Show. She became the youngest British Academy Film Award winner ever as she won the Performer award at the 2011 British Academy Children's Awards for her voice-artist work as Peppa Pig. Harley is nominated for 'Most Promising Newcomer' at the British Independent Film Awards 2013. In January 2020, Bird announced that she was stepping down from the role of Peppa Pig after 13 years in the role.

Bird also starred as Daisy in Blueberry, a 2009 short film which won the Audience Award at the Cinequest Film Festival, She also starred as Piper alongside Saoirse Ronan in Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now, released in 2013. Bird currently plays the lead role of Sammy in Disney Channel's webisode series, So Sammy.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Blueberry Daisy Short film
2007–2020 Peppa Pig Peppa Voice
2013 How I Live Now Piper Film
2013 - 2020 Milkshake! Peppa Voice
2014 Doctor Who Ruby Episode: "In the Forest of the Night"
2017 So Sammy Sammy Disney mini series
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://twitter.com/Harley_Bird_09/status/411437348639870976
https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/family/kidsday/actress-harley-bird-interview-1.15674908
https://web.archive.org/web/20120905210309/http://www.alphabetkidz.co.uk/press.php
http://www.alphabetkidz.co.uk/press.php
http://www.ukboardingschools.com/news/pipers-corner-school-pupil-wins-children-s-bafta/#.WO0Jj5DTVDs
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/13-year-old-girl-rochdale-behind-tvs-8536543
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/552374/Peppa-Pig-voice-Harley-Bird-interview
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39332539
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16956023
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/photos/chrismoyles/6586/673
https://web.archive.org/web/20120911101315/http://www.bafta.org/awards/childrens/2011-childrens-awards-nominations-winners,2169,BA.html
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