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alfiecat 12-02-2013 11:07

Martine McCutcheon declared bankrupt
 
Martine McCutcheon, star of Love Actually and once billed as once of Britain's most successful soap-to-screen stars, has been declared bankrupt.
The actress petitioned for bankruptcy at Kingston-Upon-Thames County Court under her given name, Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting.
She will be discharged from bankruptcy on January 2, 2014.
KPMG have been appointed her trustees.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...-bankrupt.html

Verence 12-02-2013 11:27

Most successful soap to screen stars???

What has she done on TV since leaving Eastenders???

Yoghurt adverts and being killed by a wheel of cheese in an episode of Midsommer Murders

Flanno 12-02-2013 11:32

^^ this.

Bet her last paycheck from her short-lived role in Midsomer Murders wasn't enough to foot her huge wedding bill, let alone buy a pair of expensive designer shoes or handbag!!

misslibertine 12-02-2013 11:35

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Originally Posted by Verence (Post 64206803)
Most successful soap to screen stars???

What has she done on TV since leaving Eastenders???

Yoghurt adverts and being killed by a wheel of cheese in an episode of Midsommer Murders

It does make me smile when I hear her referred to as that, she's not done anything "successful" in years has she?

FusionFury 12-02-2013 11:37

I loved her in Eastenders.

i4u 12-02-2013 11:45

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But, despite this fame and accompanying fortune, she was made bankrupt by the High Court after failing to deliver the final 82,000 of a 417,000 tax bill.
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"Before HMRC takes action, there will be several warnings and opportunities to settle any liabilities. Therefore, any abrogation by the celebrity of their responsibility to deal with income tax and other debt issues, is no real defence.
Sounds like she didn't pay tax for a number of years?

Now she's in the Kerry Katonna club, her next job will likely be advertising loans.

Agent Krycek 12-02-2013 11:56

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Originally Posted by Verence (Post 64206803)
Most successful soap to screen stars???

What has she done on TV since leaving Eastenders???

Yoghurt adverts and being killed by a wheel of cheese in an episode of Midsommer Murders

Although the death by cheese will forever be remembered as a MM classic :D

BiB - She had a good start after EE, Award winning stage performance (although Jonathan Pryce's look of disgust when she won was brilliant) her album sold pretty well IIRC, Love Actually was a hit, and then went to the States and completely messed up her chances. (mind you, the reputation she acquired during My Fair Lady run wouldn't have helped her much if she wanted to return to the stage)

darkjedimaster 12-02-2013 11:56

Hardly a Perfect Moment for her.

*Gets coat* :o

Lilaeth 12-02-2013 11:58

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Originally Posted by Verence (Post 64206803)
Most successful soap to screen stars???

What has she done on TV since leaving Eastenders???

Yoghurt adverts and being killed by a wheel of cheese in an episode of Midsommer Murders

I saw her presenting some kind of beauty tips show on one of the Freeview channels - Really, I think it was?

SillyBillyGoat 12-02-2013 12:12

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Originally Posted by Verence (Post 64206803)
Most successful soap to screen stars???

What has she done on TV since leaving Eastenders???

Yoghurt adverts and being killed by a wheel of cheese in an episode of Midsommer Murders


She was in Love Actually. I'm not saying she went on to be a megastar, which UK soap stars do? But she did well.

I had no idea she was killed by a wheel of cheese in Midsomer Murders though. That show is bonkers. :D:o

Bandita 12-02-2013 12:26

Don't suppose she looks on this as her perfect moment:o

sueh21 12-02-2013 12:52

There must come a point surely,where these "stars" have to realise their 15 minutes is up. They would be far better off trying to get a job in the real world than prolonging the agony of a fading showbiz career.

whatever54 12-02-2013 12:58

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Originally Posted by SillyBillyGoat (Post 64207422)
She was in Love Actually. I'm not saying she went on to be a megastar, which UK soap stars do? But she did well.

I had no idea she was killed by a wheel of cheese in Midsomer Murders though
. That show is bonkers. :D:o

nor me, I really want to see it now as sounds quite amusing:D

chattamanuk 12-02-2013 13:04

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Originally Posted by Bandita (Post 64207622)
Don't suppose she looks on this as her perfect moment:o

Could you not have used another one of her songs? This gag had already been used in Post #8 :o:)

Spider Rico 12-02-2013 13:07

Is it time for a fresh start? :o

rumandlime 12-02-2013 13:11

she will have to start her acting career from scratch again in scottish division three with 'ally mcoist' as her agen:D

scone 12-02-2013 13:17

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Originally Posted by chattamanuk (Post 64208194)
Could you not have used another one of her songs? This gag had already been used in Post #8 :o:)

Did the OP hear about this on the radio ? :D

Agent Krycek 12-02-2013 13:21

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Originally Posted by whatever54 (Post 64208113)
nor me, I really want to see it now as sounds quite amusing:D

As she gets killed before the opening credits start, it's worth a quick look on itv player :D plus they put her in possibly the most unflattering dress I've seen in a long time. It's not quite up there with 'death by having wine bottles lobbed at you whilst being staked out on your lawn', but it's a good 'un for Midsomer Murders :D

Stupid_Head 12-02-2013 13:23

Why do people hate Martine? I've never understood it.

Is it because she tried (and failed) to crack the US? Or because she left EE? Or just because of those annoying adverts?

Declan_Khan 12-02-2013 13:24

Bet she regrets skiving off her role in My Fair Lady now.

She had talent but her unprofessional behaviour was her undoing.

Bandita 12-02-2013 13:26

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Originally Posted by chattamanuk (Post 64208194)
Could you not have used another one of her songs? This gag had already been used in Post #8 :o:)

No actually, it wouldn't have worked, for once I didn't read the whole thread - not that I have to justify myself:p Credit to the original darkjedimaster for a cheeky quip.:)

scone 12-02-2013 13:32

Let us remember her Eastender's role where she died on the ice after being tapped slightly by Frank Butcher's car and before anyone says it, yes I know she banged her head.

What gets me about this is that no one even touched her after she had fallen, no one took their coat off and wrapped it round her, they all just stood staring, watching her last breath, I found it quite odd.

Sorry, thinking out loud :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m19Zer-UPpE

gilliedew 12-02-2013 13:35

I like Martine but sorry my sympathies lie with those who lose their jobs while buying a house and bringing up their families. Martine must have earned the money to owe the tax, so if she squandered it, it is her fault, she had more than most in her day, so she has to accept the responsibility and try to get work to pay off her creditors who apart from the taxman have their own bills to pay.

Sloopy 12-02-2013 13:46

How the mighty have fallen! Where did it all go wrong?!

She must have earned some decent money in her time so she couldn't have been investing it wisely. There's a lot of people worse off than her who manage to keep their heads above the water.

scone 12-02-2013 13:53

I don't quite understand how she is bankrupt, she has had work here and there and was allegedly paid big money for her wedding snaps last year, what on earth has she blew it all on? :confused:


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