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Dani Harmer


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Dani Harmer is an English actress who is best known for portraying popular CBBC character Tracy Beaker. Bringing the Jacqueline Wilson character to life in TV and film for over 10 years, Dani received a gold Blue Peter badge for her portrayal of the young orphan.

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Dani Harmer

Dani started her acting career at the age of six, starring in the rock musical The Who's Tommy in the West End. She later appeared in a number of pantomimes such as Snow White, Peter Pan and Dick Whittington. Dani also appeared as an extra in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Dani's big break came when she landed the title role in CBBC's dramedy series The Story of Tracy Beaker, which she starred in for five series and also the feature length film, Tracy Beaker's Movie of Me.

In 2010, Dani was nominated for a BAFTA for her performance as Tracy Beaker in its various incarnations with the programme attracting another nomination in the Children's Drama Category at the 2011 RTS Awards.

As well as the Tracy Beaker series, Dani has played a version of herself in Dani’s House and Dani’s Castle; she also made the transition to TV drama with After You’ve Gone and Trial and Retribution.

The actress has recently turned her hand to singing, recording the theme song to Dani’s House, which was released as a single.