Meryl Fernandes

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Meryl Fernandes
Meryl Fernandes.jpg
Fernandes in 2012
Born1983 (age 30–31)
Tower Hamlets, London
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Notable work(s)See below
TelevisionEastEnders
ParentsHarold Fernandes (father)
Ghislaine Fernandes (mother)
 
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Meryl Fernandes
Meryl Fernandes.jpg
Fernandes in 2012
Born1983 (age 30–31)
Tower Hamlets, London
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Notable work(s)See below
TelevisionEastEnders
ParentsHarold Fernandes (father)
Ghislaine Fernandes (mother)

Meryl Glynis Fernandes (born 1983)[1] is an English actress. She played Afia Masood, a love interest for Tamwar Masood (Himesh Patel) in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, originally making a guest appearance between the 29 December 2009[2] and 5 January 2010.[3] She returned to the role of Afia, on the 18 November 2010, this time as a regular character.[4] She departed EastEnders on 7 June 2012.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Born in 1983 to Harold and Ghislaine Fernandes, Meryl was brought up in London.[7] Her parents were originally from Nairobi.[7] Fernandes trained at Millennium Performing Arts in 2000. She is skilled in several types of dance and has kissed Tom Hardy in a play.[8]

Career[edit]

Other than appearing in EastEnders, Fernandes has appeared Doctor Who, Demons, Minder alongside fellow EastEnders actor, Shane Richie,[9] It's Now or Never, Clone and Dis/Connected.[8] She has also appeared in the highly criticized Youtube series, Living With the Infidels playing 'Jot'.[8][10] In stage she has appeared in The Lion of Punjab in 2006 and A Small Town Anywhere directed in 2007.[8] In musicals she has appeared in Oliver! as a 'Workhouse Girl', in 1996 and sung in Il mondo della luna at the Royal Academy of Music in 2003.[8] She has also appeared in a film, Ashes where she appeared as the lead role, Amisha, in 2012.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993EastEndersSchoolgirl1 episode
1995A Small Addition
2006It's Now or NeverFlower Girl
2007Dis/ConnectedSara
Doctor WhoHead Girl
2008DemonsAmber Selway
CloneJasmine
MinderRoxy
2009–12EastEndersAfia Masood110 episodes
Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Living with the InfidelsJotMain Role
2010AshesAmisha
Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996Oliver!Workhouse GirlMusical
2003Sleeping BeautySleeping BeautyStage
Il Mondo Della LunaMoon DancerOpera
2005The Far PavilionsAnjuliMusical
2006The Lion of PunjabJindanStage
2007Who Asked You?Deborah Smith
A Small Town AnywhereThe Samaritan
A Matter of Life and DeathClerk/Nurse
The Man Of ModeHarriet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search results". Find My Past. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Green, Kris (29 December 2009). "Amira's father Qadim arrives in Walford". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Green, Kris (5 January 2010). "Lauren's furious to see Peter kissing Zsa Zsa". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (18 November 2010). "Billy discovers Shirley's secret". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (23 May 2012). "'EastEnders': Afia Masood to leave Walford". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kat's back in the nick of time for Jean!". What's on TV. IPC Media. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "The Goan Voice". The Goan Voice. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "MERYL FERNANDES Spotlight Actresses 2010/2011". Spotlight. 2010/2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Afia Khan played by Meryl Fernandes". EastEnders. BBC Online. February 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Manzoor, Sarfraz (20 August 2009). "Living with the Infidels: Can a sitcom about terrorists ever be funny?". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 

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