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Elize Du Toit

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Elize du Toit (born 1981 in South Africa) is a British actress best known for playing the role of Izzy Cornwell in the Channel 4 Soap Opera Hollyoaks from 2000 to 2004.

She was educated at the prestigious Wellington College as a 6th form member of the Apsley Girls' House for two years. Whilst studying for a history degree at the University of Edinburgh she took part in the Hollyoaks "On the Pull" auditions, and subsequently beat 10,000 other hopefuls for a part in the show. She was cast as the character Izzy Cornwell an upper class, attractive blonde who studied at the local college.

After leaving Hollyoaks in 2004 to pursue work in film, she was cast in several new roles. These included: a part in a UPN pilot for a new drama series called Triangle, alongside Ivan Sergei which subsequently failed to be commissioned; a role in a British film Flirting with Flamenco opposite fellow Hollyoaks alumni Jeremy Edwards; a guest appearance in an episode of the BBC drama series Dalziel and Pascoe; and the role of Sophie Tipper in the acclaimed BBC2 adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty.

In 2006, Du Toit filmed roles in three feature films: the British horror movie The Devil's Chair; the comedy In Your Dreams, starring alongside ER's Parminder Nagra and Dexter Fletcher; and her first US movie, the low-budget Homeland.

In 2007, Du Toit will have a small role in the movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. She played a villain credited as 'Sinister Woman' in two episodes of the third series of Doctor Who: "42" and "The Sound of Drums".


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