Surrey CometEx-Eastender Martine McCutcheon declared bankrupt (From Surrey Comet)

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Esher's own ex-Eastender Martine McCutcheon declared bankrupt

Surrey Comet: Bankrupt: Martine McCutcheon petitioned for bankruptcy at Kingston County Court Bankrupt: Martine McCutcheon petitioned for bankruptcy at Kingston County Court

Former EastEnder and Esher resident Martine McCutcheon has been declared bankrupt.

McCutcheon, 37, petitioned for bankruptcy at Kingston County Court under the name Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting, according to Credit Today.

Her discharge from bankruptcy is set for January 2, 2014, and KPMG has been appointed as her trustee.

McCutcheon is best known for her role as Tiffany on EastEnders during the 1990s. Following her stint in the BBC soap, the actress had a successful career as a singer.

She also starred in the hit film Love Actually in 2003 with Hugh Grant, and won a Laurence Olivier Award for her stage portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

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9:56am Wed 13 Feb 13

DB says...

Another 'tactical' bankruptcy.

I read in another article that she is in the middle of writing another book and has got much more work in the pipeline - the income from which will now not go to paying off her tax liability.

The problem is that there are thousands of people getting away with this each year, but we only hear about the chavvy 'celeb' cases.
Another 'tactical' bankruptcy. I read in another article that she is in the middle of writing another book and has got much more work in the pipeline - the income from which will now not go to paying off her tax liability. The problem is that there are thousands of people getting away with this each year, but we only hear about the chavvy 'celeb' cases. DB
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3:04pm Wed 13 Feb 13

SteveC1964 says...

And the relevance to readers of the Surrey Comet and Kingston Guardian (and all their sister papers) is WHAT exactly?
And the relevance to readers of the Surrey Comet and Kingston Guardian (and all their sister papers) is WHAT exactly? SteveC1964
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3:09pm Wed 13 Feb 13

DB says...

SteveC1964 wrote:
And the relevance to readers of the Surrey Comet and Kingston Guardian (and all their sister papers) is WHAT exactly?
Tenuous at best - she lived in Esher and had hear hearing at Kingston County Court!
[quote][p][bold]SteveC1964[/bold] wrote: And the relevance to readers of the Surrey Comet and Kingston Guardian (and all their sister papers) is WHAT exactly?[/p][/quote]Tenuous at best - she lived in Esher and had hear hearing at Kingston County Court! DB
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5:38pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Hove Ex-Pat says...

She earnt the money, she should pay the tax. She is renting a property in Esher with her partner, how is that being paid for? She goes in my bad book now, with princess tippy-toes & her other half.
She earnt the money, she should pay the tax. She is renting a property in Esher with her partner, how is that being paid for? She goes in my bad book now, with princess tippy-toes & her other half. Hove Ex-Pat
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