Davinia Taylor (born Davinia Murphy on 11 November 1977)[citation needed] is an English actress, socialite and interior designer, best known for playing Jude Cunningham in the soap opera Hollyoaks.

Davinia Taylor
Davinia Murphy

(1977-11-11) 11 November 1977 (age 42)
Wigan, England
Other namesDavinia Murphy


Taylor starred in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing party girl Jude Cunningham from 1996 to 1998.[1]

The original Hollyoaks part led to roles in the television movies Bostock's Cup, Is Harry on the Boat?, the comedic film, Soul Patrol, as well as a spot on an episode of Urban Gothic, presenting work on The Big Breakfast and Top of the Pops @ Play and an appearance in the documentary series Young, Hot and Talented for Channel 5.[2]

Taylor opened her own hair and beauty salon 'Taylor Made' in London in March 2011.[3]

In 2016 Taylor returned to Hollyoaks after an 18-year absence.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Taylor's father, Alan Murphy, a multi-millionaire, ran the AM Paper toilet roll factory in Skelmersdale.[1][5]

Taylor has frequently been featured in the British tabloid press, as part of the Primrose Hill set with Sadie Frost (actress and ex-wife of Jude Law), and supermodel Kate Moss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Long, Camilla (8 June 2008). "Davinia Taylor: Secrets of the Primrose Hill Set". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Internet Movie Database: Davinia Taylor". Retrieved 30 March 2006.
  3. ^ "Davinia Taylor launches new Taylor Made salon". Wahanda.
  4. ^ "Jude is back! Davinia Taylor's Hollyoaks return airs tonight!".
  5. ^ "The Goss - Davinia reveals her baby blues". Wigan Evening Post. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010.

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