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
Born Gaynor Kay Mellor
(1971-08-26) 26 August 1971 (age 45)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Partner(s) Mark Pickering
Children 2
Parent(s) Kay Mellor

Gaynor Kay Faye (born 26 August 1971), also known as Gaynor Mellor, is an English actress and writer, best known for playing Judy Mallett in Coronation Street from 1995 until 1999 and Megan Macey in Emmerdale since 2012.


Faye has 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.

in 2006, Faye appeared in ITV's Dancing on Ice. Her skating partner was Daniel Whiston. On 4 March 2006, she was crowned the inaugural Dancing on Ice champion.

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

She has also brought out a video based on the exercise routine she followed during 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 ITV's Loose Women.

In 2011, Faye played Zarina Wix in children's programme, Dani's House.

In October 2011, it was announced that Faye would join the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, playing Declan Macey's ambitious half-sister Megan Macey. Megan first appeared on-screen on 21 February 2012.

On 11 November and 16 December 2011, she guest presented the ITV Breakfast programme Lorraine.

Personal life and family[edit]

Gaynor Faye was born in Leeds. Her mother is TV scriptwriter Kay Mellor.[2]

Faye lives with long-term partner Mark Pickering in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They have two children.[3]


  1. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (17 March 2009). "Calendar Girls: the stage show". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity Interview: Gaynor Faye". Yorkshire Evening Post. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Emmerdale's Gaynor Faye: 'I can't wait to open a bottle of wine on Friday evenings'". Daily Express. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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