Helen George

Helen George

Helen George
Quick Facts About Helen George
Celebrated Name Helen George
Age 39 years old
Nick Name Helen George
Birth Name Helen Elizabeth George
Birth Date 1984-06-19
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation England
Nationality British
Place of Birth British-White
Father Neil Thomas
Mother Margareth Thomas
Sister Elizabeth
School Henry Beaufort School
Education Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham School of Acting
Marital Status Married
Husband Oliver Boot
Boyfriend Jack Ashton (Ex)
Children Wren Ivy, and Lark
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $5 million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Salary Thousand of Dollar
Height 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m (170 cm)
Weight 57 Kg (125 lbs)
Waist Size 24 in
Hips Size 33 in
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blonde
Body Build/Type Slim

Helen George, the talented English actress, has gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Trixie Franklin in the BBC drama series "Call the Midwife." In 2015, she showcased her dancing skills by participating in the thirteenth series of BBC One's "Strictly Come Dancing," where she was partnered with Aljaž Skorjanec and achieved an impressive sixth place. Her exceptional talent in the world of theater was also acknowledged when she received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, thanks to her contribution to the cast recording of "Cinderella."

Who is Helen George?

Actress, Helen George is best known for playing Trixie Franklin on the BBC drama series Call the Midwife. In 2015, she participated in the thirteenth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing finishing in sixth place. She was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for her contribution to the cast recording of Cinderella. 

Helen George, born on June 19, 1984, hails from Birmingham, West Midlands, England, but was raised in Winchester, Hampshire. She holds British nationality and belongs to the British-White ethnicity. Helen Elizabeth George is her birth name. Her parents are Neil Thomas, a political science professor, and Margareth Thomas, a social worker. Helen has a sister named Elizabeth, who is a veterinarian. Helen recently celebrated her 39th birthday in 2023. She attended Henry Beaufort School from 1995 to 2000, where she nurtured her passion for ballet and became a junior associate at the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Alongside her artistic pursuits, she excelled in sports, notably competing in the long jump. As a child, she harbored dreams of becoming the first female manager of Aston Villa Football Club, showcasing her ambitions and determination from an early age. At the age of 15, she was inspired to pursue a career in musical theatre after watching a production of Les Misérables. She later graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and also attended the Birmingham School of Acting.

Call the Midwife actress, Helen George

Helen George attended the Royal Academy of Music in London, focusing on musical theatre. Shortly after graduating, she secured her first role in the play "The Woman in White." As a talented singer, she also had the opportunity to serve as a backing vocalist for Elton John during his tour, performing at prestigious venues like Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall. In her filmography, she appeared in various television and film roles, including "Hollyoaks," "Hotel Babylon," "7 Lives," "Doctors," "The Child," and "The Three Musketeers". Since 2012, she has played the role of Trixie Franklin in the popular BBC One series "Call the Midwife," appearing in the main cast for a total of 81 episodes. Initially daunted by the idea of working alongside esteemed actresses like Pam Ferris and Jenny Agutter, Helen embraced the challenge and underwent training in 1950s medical techniques, including delivering a baby, to portray her character authentically. In 2012, she embarked on a press tour in the United States to promote the series. In addition to her television work, she starred in the music video for singer Birdy's cover of "1901".

In 2013, she participated as a contestant on "Pointless Celebrities" in the Period Drama Special. The following year, she portrayed Selina in an episode titled "Over to Bill" of the series "Comedy Playhouse." In 2015, she starred in the film short "The Monster," playing the character Madeleine. That same year, she took on a new challenge by joining the thirteenth series of "Strictly Come Dancing," partnered with professional dancer Aljaž Škorjanec. Despite receiving high praise from the judges, Helen was eliminated in week 11, finishing in sixth place. Continuing her television appearances, she played Aniter in an episode of "Red Dwarf" during its twelfth season in 2017 and appeared as Miss Shelly in the film "Nativity Rocks!" in 2018. In May 2020, she showcased her singing talent by performing "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" at Buckingham Palace during a BBC broadcast commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Additionally, Helen George also took part in the "Celebrity Catchphrase" Christmas Special in 2020 and appeared as Annalie in an episode titled "Part Two" of "D.I. Ray" in 2022. Furthermore, she joined Richard Osman's House of Games as a contestant in Series 6, Week 7, making her career a testament to her versatility and talent.

Who is Helen George Husband?

Helen George, previously married to her husband, Oliver Boot from 2011 to 2015, is currently single. Following her divorce, she entered into a relationship with her co-star Jack Ashton, whom she met on the set of the BBC drama "Call the Midwife." They began dating in April 2016 while filming the show's Christmas special in South Africa. Together, Helen and Jack have two children. Their first daughter, Wren Ivy, was born in September 2017. However, Helen faced complications during her pregnancy, as she was diagnosed with ICP, leading to an early elective cesarean section. In June 2021, Helen announced on Instagram that she was expecting her second child. Their second daughter, Lark, was born in November 2021. Unfortunately, Helen George and Jack Ashton recently confirmed their separation after being together for seven years. In a joint statement, Helen expressed that they had amicably separated several months ago, with their focus now being on their two beautiful daughters. They both remain committed to co-parenting and respectfully ask for privacy during this next chapter of their lives.

Helen George with her husband, Jack Ashton and their children

How much is Helen George Net Worth?

Helen George, the gifted actress, has graced the screens with her remarkable talent in notable films and TV series, including "Call the Midwife" and "The Three Musketeers," among others. With her exceptional work, she has amassed an impressive net worth of $5 million as of 2023, earning a substantial annual salary from her endeavors in the entertainment industry. Her wealth primarily stems from her thriving career in film. Enjoying a lavish lifestyle, she boasts branded cars in her garage, adding to her accomplishments and success in the industry.

How tall is Helen George?

Helen George is a charming actress who stands at an elegant height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m (170 cm) and maintains a healthy body weight of 57 Kg (125 lbs). With a slim body type, she boasts a waist size of 24 inches and hips measuring 33 inches. Her striking blue eyes and blonde hair further add to her charm, completing her attractive appearance and overall healthy physique. 

5 Facts About Helen George

1. As a child Helen wanted to be a dancer

As a child, her dream was to become a dancer, and acting wasn't initially her top choice for a career. However, everything changed at the age of 15 when she saw the musical Les Misérables, and from that moment on, she knew she wanted to pursue acting instead.

2. She is a shy person

Contrary to the common assumption that actors are outgoing and love the limelight, Helen George is actually a shy person. Despite being misconstrued as unfriendly or snooty when feeling nervous, she clarifies that her shyness is the reason behind her reserved demeanor, but it doesn't reflect her true nature.

3. She took part in Strictly Come Dancing 

In 2015, after announcing her divorce to Oliver Boot, Helen George wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to take part in the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. Paired with Aljaž Skorjanec, she impressed the audience and judges, finishing in sixth place overall. Their Viennese Waltz was their standout performance, earning them high praise and scores throughout the competition.

4. She saw a ghost while filming "Call the Midwife"

During the filming of last year's Christmas special of Call the Midwife in the Outer Hebrides, Helen had a chilling encounter as she claimed to have sensed the presence of a ghost. The cast stayed in a haunted castle, and Helen shared how, during their grand dinners, she sometimes felt the eerie sensation of someone sitting in the empty chair reserved for the former lady of the house. The experience left her unable to sleep throughout their stay.

5. She had two complicated pregnancies

Despite experiencing two complicated pregnancies due to Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP), Call the Midwife star Helen George gave birth to her baby daughters Wren Ivy and Lark safely. She courageously shared her moving story on Instagram to raise awareness about ICP, a condition affecting one in 140 pregnancies and highlighted the importance of seeking support and medical attention when experiencing symptoms.