National Diversity Awards Shortlist 2016

Annie has been shortlisted in the category “Celebrity Of The Year” in this year’s National Diversity Awards alongside Idris Elba, Sally Phillips, Jaymi Hensley, Sir Lenny Henry, Emma Watson, Mo Farah CBE and Kelly Knox!

She was nominated following a period of public nominations via their website. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in September.

“This is an immense honour”, said Annie. “I’ve only been around publicly for around a year and this is a very prestigious nomination, alongside some seriously impressive names! I’m grateful to all those who nominated me. Thank you so much!”

As well as playing Sally in Hollyoaks, Annie has been an active campaigner for trans rights for many years, working with Press for Change, Stonewall and the LGBT Foundation to help increase understanding of trans issues and the need for more trans rights. She was the ‘secret’ advisor for Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper, from 1998-2000, helping to bring real stories and situations to the character.