Table of Contents
- Who stars in My Mum Tracy Beaker?
- What is My Mum Tracy Beaker about?
- When is My Mum Tracy Beaker on CBBC?
TRACY Beaker is a household name among the kids who grew up in the noughties.
20 years on and the series is being revived once more with iconic Dani Harmer at the helm, just like the old days.
Tracy Beaker is being revived once more
Who stars in My Mum Tracy Beaker?
Other familiar faces include Lisa Coleman returning as Camilla ‘Cam’ Lawson and Ruth Gemmell returning as Tracy’s mum Carly Beaker.
The full cast list is as follows:
Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker
Dani was just 13-years-old when she landed her big break on The Story of Tracy Beaker, which went on for five series from 2002 to 2005.
Since leaving the show, Dani, 31, has had a brief singing career after signing a £3m record deal with Universal Music Group.
While a single was recorded and released, the planned album was later scrapped.
Dani is set to reprise the role of Tracy in the BBC One reboot
The actress has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, in a stage production of the Rocky Horror Show and recorded a single in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, which peaked at no.2 in the iTunes chart.
In 2016, Dani became a mum to daughter Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough with her partner Simon Brough.
Montanna Thompson as Justine Littlewood
For actress Montanna Thompson, Justine wasn’t her first role having made her TV debut in 1998 in the BBC mini-series Close Relations before appearing in The Queen’s Nose .
Justine moved into the Dumping Ground following the death of her mother in order to help her father, who was struggling to cope.
Montanna, now 32, appeared sporadically throughout the hit TV show’s various spin-offs and is again reprising her role in the 2021 series.
For actress Montanna Thompson, Justine wasn’t her first role
Noah Leacock as Tyrone
Noah Leacock Plays “Tyrone” in the new Series of “My Mum Tracy Beaker”.
The actor is also known appearing in Coronation Street.
Jordan Duvigneau as Sean Godfrey
Sean is played by actor Jordan Duvigneau, who is known for his roles in Homeland, Doctors, and I Hate Suzie.
Sean was a childhood friend of Tracy’s, whose life dramatically changed when he became a famous footballer.
He becomes Tracy’s new boyfriend in the reboot.
Lisa Coleman as Granny Cam
Lisa played the role of Tracy Beaker’s adoptive mother Cam Lawson, who was first a struggling writer before finding success in the end.
Actress Lisa Coleman reprised her role for Tracy Beaker Returns between 2010 and 2012.
Lisa, who has been in Casualty and The Bill played Morag in four episodes of Hollyoaks in 2011.
Lisa played the role of Tracy Beaker’s adoptive mother Cam Lawson
Christina Tam as Rosealie
Christina Tam is an actress known for The Limehouse Golem, Automata and Transformers: The Last Knight.
Tam plays Rosealie, Sean Godfrey’s housekeeper.
Neil Ashton as Fred
Neil Ashton also stars in It’s A Sin, Brassic and The Last Kingdom.
He appeared on Coronation Street as an unnamed Process Server who tracked down Kevin Webster with details of an injunction taken out by wife Sally in April 2011.
He returned to the programme as Health Inspector Maurice Brownlow who carried out a spot-check on the Rovers in June 2012.
The new series sees Tracy with a nine-year-old daughter
Danielle Henry as Miss Oliver
Danielle Henry appears as Jess’ teacher Miss Mary Oliver.
Danielle Henry is an actress and composer, known for Doctors, Torchwood and Paradox.
What is My Mum Tracy Beaker about?
The official BBC teaser reads: “Jess Beaker loves her life with her mum Tracy, until famous footballer Sean Godfrey enters the picture!”
Tracy is now a mum living on a housing estate in London with her nine-year-old daughter, struggling to make ends meet.
Sean is a childhood friend of Tracy’s, who is now a professional footballer and he wants to whisk the pair away from their dreary London life.
Harmer has spoken about reading the script for the first time.
Tracy Beaker’s original series ran from 2002 to 2005Credit: BBC
She said “As soon as I read it I was like, ‘This is exactly how Tracy would be as a mum’,
“Her daughter is amazing. They’re kind of complete opposites to be honest with you. Obviously, Tracy kind of just speaks before she thinks – she’s very emotional, she’s very feisty.
“Whereas Jess is a bit more reserved. She’s a bit more chilled, she is really intelligent.
“But those two together, it’s just a match made in heaven. They’re not only mother and daughter, they’re friends as well and I think that comes across in the show.”
Tracy was known for her fiery personalityCredit: BBC
When is My Mum Tracy Beaker on CBBC?
My Mum Tracy Beaker begins on CBBC on Friday, February 12.
The three-part series will air on Friday, Saturday and Sunday back-to-back at 5pm on each day.
Each episode will be 30 minutes long.
It will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer after it has aired.