Kelvin Fletcher

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Kelvin Fletcher
Born Kelvin Warren Fletcher
(1984-01-17) 17 January 1984 (age 34)
Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actor, model, automobile racing driver
Years active 1994–present
Known for Emmerdale (1996–2016)
Spouse(s)
Liz Marsland (m. 2015)
Children 1

Kelvin Warren Fletcher (born 17 January 1984) is an English award winning actor, writer, model and racing driver who played Andy Sugden for 20 years in the long-running television soap opera Emmerdale from 1996–2016. He left the show in 2016 to pursue other acting opportunities. Alongside acting Kelvin is also a professional racing driver currently racing in the prestigious British GT Championship.

Career[edit]

He attended Thorp Primary School in Royton for his primary school education, and North Chadderton School for his secondary education.

At the age of six, Fletcher started attending drama classes at the Oldham Theatre Workshop and was first seen on television on a Saturday Disney report when he was starring as Charlie in Charlie Is My Darling, which he also performed in a special show at the London Palladium. From there he went on to star in a string of television shows, in programmes such as In Suspicious Circumstances, Cracker, Heartbeat and Chiller. He also co-presented an episode of You've Been Framed with Jeremy Beadle. He also had a bit part in another famous British soap opera, Coronation Street. With a prolific CV Kelvin was fast becoming one of Britain's most promising young actors and in 1996 he as selected to audition for Emmerdale for the part of tearaway 'Andy Hopwood'. The character was originally only scripted to appear in 3 episodes but was soon offered a longer contract. Fletcher went on to become one of the leading and most popular characters in the show as his character 'Andy Sugden' won the hearts of the nation and was widely regarded as one of the standout actors in the show thanks to some profound performances, regularly involved in some of the show's biggest storylines, winning Best Actor and Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards.

Kelvin was once a National Champion in the minority sport Inline Hockey. He played for local club 'Chaddy' Wildsharks. He was a national champion in 1998 when he and his team travelled to Newcastle and won the tournament over a weekend. Whilst playing for the 'Chaddy' Wildsharks he gained many young fans who knew him from Emmerdale fame. They would turn out to watch him play, giving the 'Chaddy' Wildsharks junior team a larger than average audience.

Noted for having developed a muscular physique in recent years, Kelvin is the only (soap) actor to appear on the front cover of Attitude Magazine.

Personal life[edit]

Fletcher is also something of a petrol-head; has an MSA Competition Licence and won the 2012 Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge race. On 22 March 2016, it was confirmed that Fletcher would race in the British Touring Car Championship for that season. Fletcher is also a fan of rugby league; growing up, he was a fan of Paul Sculthorpe and Kelvin Skerrett as they were both from Oldham, and he makes occasional appearances at testimonial matches of famous players. He married his long-time girlfriend Liz Marsland on 28 November 2015, and their daughter Marnie was born on 25 August 2016.[1] On 29 August 2018, it was announced that the couple were expecting their second child later in the year.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Three Seven Eleven Darren 10 episodes
1994 Cracker Boy Episode: "The Big Crunch: Part 3"
1995 Chiller Gordon Episode: "Number Six"
1995 Heartbeat Colin Ellis Episode: "Unfinished Business"
1996–2016 Emmerdale Andy Sugden Main Cast

Racing results[edit]

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 DC Points
2014 Redline Racing Porsche 991 GT3 PA2 BRH
1

12
BRH
2

11
DON
1

DON
2

SIL
1

8
SIL
2

6
BRH
1

BRH
2

13th 46
Team Parker Racing THR
1

10
THR
2

10
SAR
1

CRO
1

CRO
2

SNE
1

SNE
2

KNO
1

KNO
2

ROC
1

ROC
2

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2014 Porsche Cars GB ESP
MON
AUT
GBR
22
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
USA
USA
NC† 0†

As Fletcher was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2016 Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

25
BRH
3

Ret
DON
1

24
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

20
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

23
THR
3

17
OUL
1

29
OUL
2

23
OUL
3

22
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

22
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

18
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1

22
SIL
2

22
SIL
3

26
BRH
1

24
BRH
2

24
BRH
3

21
31st 0

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2017 Team RJN Nissan with UltraTek Nissan 370Z GT4 GT4 OUL
1

23
OUL
2

19
ROC
1

22
SNE
1

25
SNE
2

19
SIL
1

24
SPA
1

23
SPA
2

23
BRH
1

19
DON
1

Ret
22nd 9
2018 UltraTek Racing / Team RJN Nissan 370Z GT4 GT4 OUL
1

32
OUL
2

17
ROC
1

13
SNE
1

22
SNE
2

22
SIL
1

19
SPA
1

20
BRH
1

10
DON
1

7th* 65.5*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harp, Justin (1 November 2016). "Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher introduces his baby daughter Marnie for the first time". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 

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