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Florence Hoath

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Florence Hoath
Florence Angela L. Hoath

(1984-07-12) 12 July 1984 (age 40)
SpouseNeil Toon

Florence Angela L. Hoath[1] (born 12 July 1984) is a retired British actress.


The daughter of actress Tina Martin (1948-2024),[2] Hoath was born in London and made her film debut in the 1993 screen adaptation of Secret Rapture at the age of eight. Since then she has appeared in a number of film and television productions, including the 2005 Doctor Who episodes "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances". Also in that year, Hoath was cast to play the regular role of George Fitzgerald in Channel 5's daytime soap Family Affairs, but the show was cancelled weeks after her introduction, the final episode being broadcast in December 2005.

Hoath's last screen credit was a role in the 2008 television miniseries Lost in Austen. In an interview published in Doctor Who Magazine during March 2015, she confirmed she was no longer acting.[3]

In September 2022 Florence and her husband Neil Toon created a children's entertainment YouTube channel, ZinniPops.[4] In March 2024 Florence announced the death of her mother on her Instagram account.[5][6]

Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 A Pin for the Butterfly Marushka
1995 Innocent Lies Angela Cross
1997 FairyTale: A True Story Elsie Wright
1998 The Governess Clementina Cavendish
1999 Tom's Midnight Garden Hatty (12/13 years)
2001 Back to the Secret Garden Geraldine TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Haunting of Helen Walker Flora TV movie
1996 The Demon Headmaster Bess 3 episodes
2001 The Cazalets Clary Cazalet 6 episodes
2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Alice Johnson TV movie
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Pamela Reeves 1 episode
2005 Doctor Who Nancy 2 episodes: The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances
Family Affairs George Fritzgerald 50 episodes
2008 Bike Squad Sheena West TV movie
Doctors Emily Fenton 5 episodes
Lost in Austen Kitty Bennet 4 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress FairyTale: A True Story Nominated


  1. ^ Ancestry.co.uk Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine — birth registration details
  2. ^ "Instagram".
  3. ^ "Florence Hoath". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  4. ^ "ZinniPops". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 21 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Florence Hoath announces death of her mother Tina Martin".
  6. ^ "IMDB - Tina Martin".

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