Carrie Hope Fletcher (born 22 October 1992) is an English singer, songwriter, actress (primarily in musical theatre), author and vlogger from Harrow.
As a child, Fletcher played small roles on television and appeared in musical theatre in London's West End. In 2011, she started a YouTube channel called Carrie Hope Fletcher (formerly ItsWayPastMyBedTime), which features music and vlogs. As of November 2017, she had over 651,000 subscribers.
Fletcher played Éponine in Les Misérables in the West End until 13 February 2016. In 2015 she published a book called: All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, which was a number one bestseller in the UK. Her debut novel On the Other Side was released on 14 July 2016. Her second novel All That She Can See was released 13 July 2017. Her third novel When The Curtain Falls was released 12 July 2018.
Fletcher was born and raised in the London suburb of South Harrow, the daughter of Debbie and Bob Fletcher. Her older brother, Tom Fletcher, is a lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly and was a member of the supergroup McBusted.
Her career in acting began at the age of five, when she appeared in a short Channel 4 ident before starring in an advert for Honey Nut Cheerios with Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer. Fletcher has also played several short television roles, including Jenny in the CITV show Dog and Duck.
Fletcher made her West End debut as Young Eponine in Les Misérables at the age of seven in 2001. In 2002, she starred in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Jemima Potts and in 2004, featured as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins.
Fletcher replaced Danielle Hope as Éponine in Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre, London in June 2013. She is the only British actor to play both young Éponine and older Éponine in the production. On 23 February 2014, Fletcher was presented the WhatsOnStage "Best Takeover in a Role" award for her role as Éponine.
In November 2014, Fletcher took a hiatus from her role in Les Misérables to join the cast of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds national arena tour in which she played the role of Beth, alongside Jason Donovan, Brian McFadden and Shayne Ward. She received critical acclaim for her performance as Beth, the Parson's wife.
Following The War of the Worlds Tour, Fletcher returned over to Les Misérables. She played the role for the musical's 30th Anniversary gala performance 8 October 2015. Fletcher played her final performance as Eponine 13 February 2016 and was replaced by Danielle Hope (whom Fletcher succeeded from joining the show). At the time of her departure, she became the longest-running Eponine in the London Production's thirty-year history.
On 10 March 2016, Fletcher revealed that as of 4 May she would be rejoining the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to play Truly Scrumptious, for a UK tour. As previously mentioned, Fletcher was in the original cast when she was nine playing the role of Jemima Potts. Fletcher has been noted as saying she was 'honoured' to be back with this production. Fletcher played her final performance as Truly Scrumptious 2 October 2016.
Following this, Fletcher announced that she would be playing Eponine in the Dubai production of Les Misérables for one month. Fletcher starred in the 2016 UK production of A Christmas Carol as Emily. The show was with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, starred Robert Lindsay as Scrooge and was produced by James Yeoburn and Stuart Matthew Price for United Theatrical, directed by Shaun Kerrison and conducted by Freddie Tapner.
In December 2017, she performed in the musical production of The Christmasaurus. The production starred Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher, Harry Judd and Matt Willis.
In February 2018, it was announced that Fletcher would reprise her role as Beth in the 40th anniversary tour of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, alongside Jason Donovan, who is reprising his role as Parson Nathaniel.
On 12 April 2018, Fletcher announced that she would be playing the leading role of Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical at The Other Palace in London from 9 June through 4 August 2018. The production will transfer to the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 3 September through 24 November 2018.
Fletcher has produced two singles, "Running Through Rivers" and "The Way We Were" which are both available for download from iTunes. She performed to benefit Sheytoons at the St. James Theater, as well as Ramin Karimloo on his 2012 "Road To Find Out" tour. In 2012, she performed the official 2012 Summer Olympics song with her brother, Tom.
Fletcher is featured in Alex Day's 2013 album, Epigrams and Interludes, on the songs covering "Poison" and "This Kiss". Fletcher can also be seen in The Vamps' music video for their cover of McFly's "That Girl". In 2014, Fletcher had featured in Daniel Koek's album High in the song "Remember Me". Koek was a colleague and fellow cast member of Fletcher's in Les Misérables.
Her most successful video on YouTube, currently with 1.3 million views (as of 12 October 2017), is a live interpretation together with her brother Tom Fletcher of the McFly song, "Love Is on the Radio".
Fletcher released her first solo album When the Curtain Falls 30 March 2018. It was released via Musical Theatre concert and record producers Club 11 London, and accompanied her first four solo concerts at Cadogan Hall, London, 31 March and 1 April 2018.
In April 2015, Fletcher released her first book, All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, based on her blog of the same name. The non-fiction book focuses on stages of Fletcher’s life as a teenager and passes on life lessons and advice through highlighting her own mistakes and struggles as she grew up. Her book was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and remained in the top ten list for seven weeks.
In June 2015, Fletcher officially announced that she had started writing a new fiction novel, titled On the Other Side, which was published 14 July 2016. In March 2017, Fletcher announced her second novel All That She Can See, which was published 13 July 2017.
In October 2017, her third novel, When the Curtain Falls, was announced with a publication date of 12 July 2018.
In 2017, she played the role of Wednesday Addams on the UK tour of the musical production of The Addams Family. The production starred Samantha Womack and Les Dennis and was again produced by James Yeoburn and Stuart Matthew Price for United Theatrical, Katy Lipson for Area Entertainment and Music & Lyrics in association with Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.