Gaynor Faye

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Gaynor Faye
Matt Evers & Gaynor Faye.jpg
Faye and Matt Evers on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2010
BornGaynor Kay Mellor
(1971-08-26) 26 August 1971 (age 42)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
OccupationActor
 
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Gaynor Faye
Matt Evers & Gaynor Faye.jpg
Faye and Matt Evers on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2010
BornGaynor Kay Mellor
(1971-08-26) 26 August 1971 (age 42)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
OccupationActor

Gaynor Faye (born Gaynor Kay Mellor 26 August 1971 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actress. She is famous for playing the role of Judy Mallett in the British soap opera Coronation Street from 1995 until 1999. She also played the roles of Holly Quinn in Playing the Field; Lauren Harris in Fat Friends; Georgia Lovett in Between the Sheets and Julie in Stan the Man. She has also written two episodes of Fat Friends and she is the daughter of television producer and actress Kay Mellor.

in 2006 Gaynor appeared in the ITV1 reality TV show competition Dancing on Ice. Her skating partner was UK Gold Medalist Daniel Whiston. On 4 March 2006 she was crowned Dancing on Ice champion, beating Stefan Booth and Bonnie Langford in the final.

Since July 2006, Gaynor has starred as Anna Williams Bedford in The Chase, a television series co-written with her mother for BBC1.

She has also brought out a video based on the exercise routine she followed during the show Dancing on Ice.

Faye appeared in the stage adaptation of Calendar Girls alongside Lynda Bellingham at London's Noël Coward Theatre in 2009.[1] This was written by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.

In September 2010 she was a guest panellist on ITVs flagship show Loose Women, she also returned in October 2012, to celebrate 40 years of Emmerdale.

In 2011, Faye was seen playing Zarina Wix in children's television programme, Dani's House.

In October 2011 it was announced that she would join the Emmerdale TV programme, playing Declan Macey's ambitious half-sister Megan Macey. She said "I'm incredibly excited to be joining Emmerdale and being a Yorkshire lass myself, filming in Leeds, my hometown, is the icing on the cake!".[2] Megan first appeared on-screen on 21 February 2012.

On 11 November and 16 December 2011 she guest presented Lorraine on ITV Breakfast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (17 March 2009). "Calendar Girls: the stage show". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Yorkshire Television Press release 12 October 2011.

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Preceded by
None
Dancing on Ice Champion
(with partner Daniel Whiston)

Series 1 (2006)
Succeeded by
Kyran Bracken and Melanie Lambert