26 February 1980
Wigan, Greater Manchester, England
|Television||Coronation Street (1997–2003, 2016–)
Law & Order: UK (2013–2014)
Georgia Taylor (born Claire Jackson; 26 February 1980) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Toyah Battersby in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 1997 to 2003, as Ruth Winters in the BBC show Casualty from 2007 to 2011 and as Kate Barker in Law & Order: UK from 2013 to 2014. On 20 September 2016, it was announced that Taylor would return to Coronation Street after a 13-year absence.
Taylor was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester. She attended Willpower Youth Theatre in Wigan as a teenager and with that, she got her first audition for Coronation Street as Toyah Battersby. She lives in Bristol with her longtime partner, actor Mark Letheren, whom she met when they both worked on Casualty.
In 2001, Taylor won the Best Dramatic Performance British Soap Award for playing Toyah. Since leaving Coronation Street, she has appeared in episodes of Where the Heart Is, New Street Law, Lilies, Red Cap, the BBC's The Afternoon Play series and Life on Mars. In 2003, she appeared with Duncan Bannatyne in the Tyne Tees Television comedy pilot Girls' Club. In 2004 and 2006, Taylor played a recurring role in the Golden Globe award nominated series Blackpool and its follow up Viva Blackpool for BBC One.
In May 2005, Taylor appeared in The Woman Before at the Royal Court opposite Helen Baxendale. In the same year, she received rave reviews for her role in Christmas is Miles Away at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and the Bush Theatre in London. In 2006, Taylor played Fiona in the film version of the transatlantic stage hit The History Boys. She appeared in an independent short film Soul Shutter in 2008 and also had a small role in the 2008 feature film The Bank Job. Her radio credits include Dakota of the White Flats by Phillip Ridley on BBC Radio 7.
Taylor joined the cast of the BBC One medical drama Casualty as series regular Ruth Winters in September 2007, in which she briefly worked with school friend Lucy Gaskell. She left Casualty in December 2011, along with co-star Ben Turner, who played her main love interest in the show.
In September 2016 it was announced that Georgia Taylor will return to Coronation Street as Toyah Battersby. She resumed her role in the episode aired on 25 December 2016.
|1997–2003, 2016–||Coronation Street||TV||Toyah Battersby||Series Regular, 600+ Episodes|
|2003||Where the Heart Is||TV||Jodie Walters||1 Episode|
|2004||The Royal||TV||Ellen||1 Episode|
|2004||Blackpool||TV||Shyanne Holden||Series Regular, 6 Episodes|
|2006||The History Boys||Film||Fiona||Film Role|
|2006||Lilies||TV||Phyllis Cook||1 Episode|
|2007||Life on Mars||TV||Denise Williams||2 Episodes|
|2007||New Street Law||TV||Lorraine Granger||1 Episode|
|2007||Loose Women||TV||Herself||1 Episode, Guest|
|2007–2011||Casualty||TV||Ruth Winters||Series Regular, 176 Episodes|
|2008||The Bank Job||Film||Ingrid Burton||Film Role|
|2012||Lewis||TV||Honey Addams||1 Episode|
|2012||Love in the Afternoon||Short Film||Audrey||Short Film Role|
|2013–2014||Law & Order: UK||TV||Kate Barker||Series Regular, 14 Episodes|
|2013||This Morning||TV||Herself||1 Episode, Guest|
|2014||One in Five||Short Film||Lucy||Short Film Role|
|2014||Street Kid World Cup||TV||Herself/Narrator||BBC TV Series|
|2014||The Chase: Celebrity Special||TV||Herself||Participant|
|2015||Midsomer Murders||TV||Bella Summersbee||Episode 17.1 "The Dagger Club"|
- Power, Vicki (6 July 2013). "A law unto themselves". The Express newspaper. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- "Georgia is Taylored to perfection". lep.co.uk (Lancashire Evening Post). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- Profile, georgiataylor.co.uk; accessed 29 January 2011
- Blackburn, Jen (7 September 2007). "Corrie's Georgia in Casualty". The Sun. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (21 October 2011). "'Casualty' duo Ruth, Jay to leave show". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- Mirror (25 December 2016). "Toyah Battersby returns to Coronation Street and her mystery man is REVEALED shocking viewers". http://www.mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 26 December 2016. External link in