Abby Davies

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Abby Davies
Abby Davies.jpg
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Helen Noble
Duration 2000–2005
First appearance 2000
Last appearance 2005
Classification Former; regular
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Occupation Student

Abigail "Abby" Davies is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks, played by Helen Noble between 2000 and 2004, and a brief return in 2005.

Casting[edit]

Helen Noble was seventeen when she joined the cast of Hollyoaks after auditioning for the role.[1] Helen Noble quit in 2004, but agreed to return in four episodes in 2005. Noble stated that she felt she had changed and was confident in her decision to depart.[1]

Characterisation[edit]

Abby is an enthusiast and has high hopes in her life. Speaking of Abby's persona during an interview with OK! Noble stated: "My character Abby Davies was such a fun character, very likeable, very girlie, a little bit ditzy and silly. She had a big imagination and she had very high hopes for herself and her love life."[1] Abby has a unique style but Noble disliked it. She told a reporter from Inside Soap that "[she] is supposed to be a goth/punky kind of person and she used to wear dog collars – but I think they're really ugly. They're for dogs, not people. And if we're filming, and I have to have this heavy studded thing on all day, it gets really uncomfortable! Abby's style is just not me at all."[2]

Storylines[edit]

Will's daughter and Ben's younger sister Abby was the school friend of Lisa Hunter, Lee Hunter, Zara Morgan, Cameron Clark, and Norman Sankofa. Abby's main storylines involved her tempestuous relationship with Lee. No matter how many times they broke up, Abby could always be won back by Lee quoting Romeo and Juliet, though this didn't stop her almost starting a relationship with Craig Dean. Lee finally asked Abby to marry him shortly before she left Hollyoaks to go to university in Brighton, but alas, it was not to be. When she stopped calling, Lee executed a surprise visit, only to find her in bed with someone else. Abby was last mentioned in October 2007, when Steph Dean complained about still living in Chester while Abby was living in the more glamorous Los Angeles.

Reception[edit]

Lorna Cooper of MSN TV listed Anna of one of Soap Opera's "forgotten characters" and that she is mainly remembered for her "turbulent relationship with Lee Hunter".[3] Virgin Media said that the "ever-bubbly and ditzy" was an "absolute sucker" for Lee, adding that their relationship status seemed more on/off than a "faulty light switch".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Helen Noble and Sarah Jayne Dunn". OK!. (Northern & Shell). 8 July 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Heaven & Hell". Inside Soap. Attic Futura (UK) Ltd (234): 46–47. 21 June – 4 July 2003. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Lorna (20 September 2010). "Hollyoaks' Abby Davies – Soap's forgotten characters". MSN. (Microsoft). Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hollyoaks ruined my life". Virginmedia.com. (Virgin Media). Retrieved 29 August 2011.