Will Mellor

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Will Mellor
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Will Mellor (September 2012)
Born William Mellor
(1976-04-03) 3 April 1976 (age 38)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Michelle McSween (m. 2007)

William Mellor (born 3 April 1976) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Jambo Bolton in Hollyoaks, Jack Vincent in "Casualty", Gaz Wilkinson in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and Ollie Curry in White Van Man.[1]


Career[edit]

Mellor first came to the public's attention in 1990, when he played Ben Rowlingson in the children's programme Children's Ward. In 1995, Mellor joined the cast of the soap opera Hollyoaks and played James "Jambo" Bolton until 1998. He had a cameo as Jambo in a Christmas edition of Hollyoaks. He released a cover of Leo Sayer's "When I Need You", which reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, as well as a follow-up single called "No Matter What I Do", which reached number 23.[2] He also made an appearance in the music video for Boyzone's Comic Relief single "When the Going Gets Tough".

Shortly after, Mellor appeared as Greg in Is Harry on the Boat?. He played Jack Vincent in Casualty from 2001 to 2003, and starred as Gaz Wilkinson in the comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 to 2011. Mellor starred as "Barmpot" in the postal worker drama Sorted, and played DC Jed Griffiths in the second series of Murder Investigation Team. In 2004, he provided the voice for Georgie the dog in the CITV series Barking!. He played a gay man called Tom in the second series of The Street. Mellor won the first series of the BBC singing contest Comic Relief does Fame Academy in 2003.[3] He made his EastEnders debut on 20 May 2007, playing womanising salesman Warren Stamp.

Mellor was a guest star in the BBC fantasy drama Merlin. In October 2008, he starred in The Prisoner, a documentary about prison life. Mellor portrayed Chris in the British horror thriller film The Reeds.[4][5] He did a brief stint on children's television channel CBeebies, in which he read books for the audience. In 2011, he starred in the BBC Three comedy White Van Man and the BBC One drama Waterloo Road.[6] From 2011 - 2012 he played Liam Flynn in the BBC One comedy series In with the Flynns.[7] Mellor had a guest role in the final episode of the BBC Three comedy series Mongrels. In 2013, he played Steve Connolly in the ITV detective drama Broadchurch.

Other ventures[edit]

Mellor has pursued a career in modelling, notably for Topman.

Personal life[edit]

Mellor had a high-profile relationship with Coronation Street actress Angela Griffin.[8] He met his wife, dancer Michelle McSween, when the pair starred in the stage musical Oh, What a Night in 1999. The couple married in 2007,[9] and have two children: Jayden Will, born in 2004,[10] and Renee, born in 2008. Mellor is a supporter of Manchester United.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1995–1998 Hollyoaks James "Jambo" Bolton
2001–2003 Casualty Jack Vincent
2001–2011 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Gaz Wilkinson
2004 Barking! Georgie
Hollyoaks James "Jambo" Bolton
2007 The Street Tom
2008 Merlin Knight Valiant
The Prisoner Himself
Miss Conception Brian
2011 Waterloo Road Dan Hargrove
2011–2012 White Van Man Ollie Curry
In with the Flynns Liam Flynn
2013 Broadchurch Steve Connolly
Dates David
2014 In the Club Rick

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Mellor's 'White Van Man' lands second series". Alex Fletcher. Digital Spy. May 26, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 360. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Mellor wins Fame Academy". 15 March 2003. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ Trailer and Sales Art: The Reeds
  5. ^ Horrorfest '10: After Dark Heading Deep Into 'The Reeds'
  6. ^ "BBC One - Waterloo Road, Series 6, Episode 18". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  7. ^ "BBC One Cancels Comedy Series ‘In With The Flynns’". TV Wise. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Beacom, Brian (20 February 2001). "Star profile - Angela Griffin". Evening Times. (Newsquest). Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "WILL MELLOR ON MARRIAGE". People.co.uk. November 18, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ Births England and Wales 1984-2006
  11. ^ "Drama Faces - Will Mellor". Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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Preceded by
None
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy Winner
Series 1 (2003)
Succeeded by
Edith Bowman