Who is Paula Lane? Kinky Boots star and former Coronation Street actress who played Kylie Platt

PAULA Lane is best known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street.

Following her dramatic exit from the soap in 2016 she’s now starring in the hit West End Show Kinky Boots – here’s the lowdown…

Paula Lane plays Lauren in Kinky Boots the musical
Paula Lane plays Lauren in Kinky Boots the musical
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Who is Paula Lane?

Paula Lane, 32 is an actress from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.

In 2008 she graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

In 2009 she landed her first TV role soon after, playing the teacher Wendy Kelshaw in an episode of Heartbeat.

She got married in 2014 to her childhood sweetheart Tom Shaw – he later appeared in Coronation Street as Kim Vaughn (Fizz’s friend).

Paula Lane made her dramatic exit from Corrie in 2016
Paula Lane made her dramatic exit from Corrie in 2016
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When was Paula Lane in Coronation Street?

Paula Lane made her Corrie debut in 2010 as Kylie Platt.
She played the boisterous girlfriend and later wife of David Platt.

Her dramatic exit from the soap came in 2016 when she was stabbed by Clayton Hibbs and died in David’s arms.

At the time Paula was pregnant with her second child, Penny Grace, and it was initially expected that she would only be written out temporarily for maternity leave.

Who does Paula Lane play in Kinky Boots?

Paula Lane plays Lauren in Kinky Boots.

The show is about a young man called Charlie (Joel Harper Jackson) who inherits his father’s shoe factory.

But things take an unexpected twist when he decides to start making boots for transvestites with the help of a drag queen called Lola.

All the music is written by Cyndi Lauper.

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