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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 from 2012 until 2019[1]

Gaynor Faye
Matt Evers & Gaynor Faye.jpg
Faye and Matt Evers on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2010
Gaynor Kay Mellor

(1971-08-26) 26 August 1971 (age 48)
Partner(s)Mark Pickering
Parent(s)Kay Mellor
Anthony Mellor


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.[2] 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. Faye left the role in 2019.

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

Personal life and familyEdit

Gaynor Faye was born in Leeds to TV scriptwriter Kay Mellor[3] and Anthony Mellor.[4] Her maternal grandmother was Jewish.[5] She has one sister, Yvonne.

Faye lives with long-term partner Mark Pickering in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They have two children.[6]


  1. ^ Updates, Emmerdale (19 May 2019). "OK! Magazine cover confirms Gaynor Faye is quitting #Emmerdale". Twitter. OK Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (17 March 2009). "Calendar Girls: the stage show". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Celebrity Interview: Gaynor Faye". Yorkshire Evening Post. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ Kay Mellor: ‘Steven Spielberg rang me up in Topshop’, The Guardian
  5. ^ "Time of her life". The Guardian. London, UK. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  6. ^ "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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