Sally Dynevor

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Sally Dynevor

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Sally Dynevor
Born Sally Whittaker
(1963-05-30) 30 May 1963 (age 55)
Middleton, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Television Coronation Street (1986–present)
Spouse(s) Tim Dynevor (1995–present)
Children 3, including Phoebe Dynevor
Parent(s) Robert Whittaker
Jennifer Whittaker

Sally Dynevor (née Whittaker; born 30 May 1963)[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

Dynevor was born in Middleton, Lancashire,[2] to Robert and Jennifer Whittaker.[3]


Dynevor trained at Oldham Repertory Theatre and then the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.[citation needed] In 1985 she appeared in an episode of the television series Juliet Bravo, playing Wendy Cunningham, a troubled schoolgirl who becomes a heroin addict.[4]

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).[citation needed] 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).[5] 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.[6] In 2016, Dynevor and Joe Duttine won the award for best On-Screen Partnership at the British Soap Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Dynevor married scriptwriter Tim Dynevor, who was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Emmerdale in 2008,[7] in Trafford, Greater Manchester in 1995. In 2010, Sally began using her married name of Dynevor professionally.[8] 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.[9][10] Dynevor returned to the ITV soap in July 2010 after a six-month break.[11][12]

Since 1999, Dynevor has been an ambassador for the charity ActionAid. She has travelled to India to raise awareness of the organisation[13] and represented the charity on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.


Year Title Character Notes
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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