Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Jennie McAlpine Life Story Interview – Fizz Coronation Street….
Jennie McAlpine has Starred on Coronation Street for over 10 years.
She is best known for her role as Fiz Stape in the soap opera Coronation Street.
Jennie announced the birth of her son Albert on 1st December 2014.
Enjoy a rare insight into Jenny’s life on the cobbles as one of the countries most loved Soap Stars:
Search ‘Coronation Street’ for Belfield’s many other interviews on the cobbles.
McAlpine was born and bred in Bury, Greater Manchester.
She is of Scottish and Irish descent, with a grandfather from County Kerry and a grandmother from County Sligo.
As a young girl she used to put on shows on the patio for the neighbours, charging them 50 pence apiece. She did song and dance routines, copying groups like Bananarama.
Her father Tom McAlpine works in mental health and was recently awarded the OBE for services to mental healthcare. With his encouragement she took up amateur dramatics at the age of eight, when father and daughter appeared together in a pantomime by the Bury Parish Players.
She was the fairy and he was the dame. As a teenager she joined the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop.
McAlpine’s parents separated when she was young after which she lived with her father. She has a brother, Thomas McAlpine (b. 1971).
Recorded 2008 by Alex Belfield Celebrity Radio and the BBC.