Dawn Cunningham

Dawn cunningham

First Appearance
23 October 1995
Last Appearance
25 December 1997
Portrayed By

Dawn Cunningham is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Lisa Williamson. Williamson was cast as one of the original characters on Hollyoaks in 1995, and was the first Cunningham Family to arrived in Hollyoaks, before her family. however she left in 1997 when the character died.

Characterisation Edit

Dawn is described as "spirited, independent and friendly to everyone ... her friends could alaways rely on Dawn for a shoulder to cry on".

1995 Arrival Edit

Dawn was the eldest of Gordon and Angela Cunningham's children. At sixteen, Dawn had embarked on an affair with her best friend Ruth Osborne's father Jack. She had fallen pregnant and had Beth Cunningham, who she then put up for adoption. After this, Dawn spent time in her life to track down her daughter but to no avail.

1997 Departure Edit

Jambo and Dawn realised they loved each other but their happiness was short-lived. Dawn soon felt unwell and visited her doctor, only to discover that she had leukaemia. When Ruth found out her illness, she forgives Dawn for her affair with her father. On Christmas Day, Jambo and Dawn hired a rowing boat and Jambo asked Dawn to marry him. Dawn, however, lost her battle with leukaemia and died in his arms, the same day her niece Holly is born, leaving Jambo and her family Gordon, Angela, Max, Cindy and Jude devastated.

2008 Return Edit

In 2008, when her brother Max dies after got hit by a car, she finally reunited with him, alongside with their father Gordon. Dawn apologize to Max for not telling him her illness in eleven years, which he forgives.

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