30 May 1963
Middleton, Lancashire, England
|Television||Coronation Street (1986–present)|
|Spouse(s)||Tim Dynevor (1995–present)|
|Children||3, including Phoebe Dynevor|
Sally Dynevor (née Whittaker; born 30 May 1963) is an English actress, known for her long-running role as Sally Metcalfe in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, which she has played since 1986. She won the 2015 British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance, and the 2016 British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership with Joe Duttine.
Dynevor trained at Oldham Repertory Theatre and then the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. In 1985 she appeared in an episode of the television series Juliet Bravo, playing Wendy Cunningham, a troubled schoolgirl who becomes a heroin addict.
She has made a career out of playing Sally Webster (née Seddon), a bad girl turned tame, on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She made her début on the serial in January 1986 and has been with the programme ever since.
Dynevor was nominated for Best TV soap Personality at the 2011 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards (TRIC Awards). She also, along with three co-stars, accepted the award for Best Storyline at the 2011 British Soap Awards which revolved around the Dobbs-Websters love triangle (this award is credited to producer, Phil Collinson). At the 2015 British Soap awards, she was nominated for Best On-Screen Partnership (with Joe Duttine), and won the award for Best Comedy Performance. In 2016, Dynevor and Joe Duttine won the award for best On-Screen Partnership at the British Soap Awards.
Dynevor married scriptwriter Tim Dynevor, who was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Emmerdale in 2008, in Trafford, Greater Manchester in 1995. In 2010, Sally began using her married name of Dynevor professionally. They have three children, all of whom were born in Trafford: Phoebe Harriet (born 17 April 1995), appears in Waterloo Road as Siobhan Mailey and as Lauren in Prisoners' Wives; Samuel Charles R. (born 10 March 1997); and Harriet Fleur "Hatty" (born October 2003).
In November 2009, Dynevor was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year her character was, for which she has had chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Dynevor returned to the ITV soap in July 2010 after a six-month break.
Since 1999, Dynevor has been an ambassador for the charity ActionAid. She has travelled to India to raise awareness of the organisation and represented the charity on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.
|1985||Juliet Bravo||Wendy Cunningham||1 episode|
|1986||The Practice||Vicky Flynn||1 episode|
|1986–present||Coronation Street||Sally Metcalfe||3100+ episodes
2015 British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance
2016 British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership
|2003||Ek Alag Mausam||Social Worker||Film|
|2014/15||Text Santa: Coronation Street special||Sally Metcalfe/Annie Walker||TV sketches|
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- Corrie star explains her name change. RTÉ. 21 July 2010.
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- IMDb of Tim Dynevor
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- Coronation Street star Sally Whittaker's secret real-life battle with breast cancer
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- "Whittaker: 'Plot may have saved my life'" May 3, 2010, Digital Spy
- Whittaker Returns to Corroe Filming" Digital Spy
- Sally Whittaker visits India Archived 10 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ActionAid