Fernandes in 2012
Meryl Glynis Fernandes
1983 (age 35–36)
|Parent(s)||Harold Fernandes (father) |
Ghislaine Fernandes (mother)
Meryl Glynis Fernandes (born 1983) 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 29 December 2009 and 5 January 2010. She returned to the role of Afia, on 18 November 2010, this time as a regular character. She departed EastEnders on 7 June 2012.
Born in 1983 to Harold and Ghislaine Fernandes, Meryl was brought up in London and went to Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green. Her parents, of Goan Indian ancestry, were originally from Nairobi. Fernandes trained at Millennium Performing Arts in 2000. She is skilled in several types of dance and has kissed Tom Hardy in a play.
Other than appearing in EastEnders, Fernandes has appeared Doctor Who, Demons, Minder alongside fellow EastEnders actor, Shane Richie, It's Now or Never, Clone and Dis/Connected. She has also appeared in the highly criticised YouTube series, Living With the Infidels playing 'Jot'. In stage she has appeared in The Lion of Punjab in 2006 and A Small Town Anywhere directed in 2007. 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. She has also appeared in a film, Ashes where she appeared as the lead role, Amisha, in 2012.
|1995||A Small Addition|
|2006||It's Now or Never||Flower Girl|
|Doctor Who||Head Girl|
|2009–12||EastEnders||Afia Masood||110 episodes|
|2016||World of Weird||Presenter|
|2018||Ackley Bridge||Maryam Qureshi||2 episodes|
|2009||Living with the Infidels||Jot||Main Role|
|2003||Sleeping Beauty||Sleeping Beauty||Stage|
|Il Mondo Della Luna||Moon Dancer||Opera|
|2005||The Far Pavilions||Anjuli||Musical|
|2006||The Lion of Punjab||Jindan||Stage|
|2007||Who Asked You?||Deborah Smith|
|A Small Town Anywhere||The Samaritan|
|A Matter of Life and Death||Clerk/Nurse|
|The Man of Mode||Harriet|
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