Who is Georgia Taylor, who does she play in Coronation Street and what else has the actress been in?

SHE returned to the cobbles in 2016 after 13 years away and has become a firm favourite with fans of the ITV soap.

Georgia Taylor is best known for her role as Toyah Battersby in Coronation Street but what else do we know about the actress? Here's the lowdown.

Who is Georgia Taylor?

Georgia Taylor is a 41-year-old actress who was born in Wigan, England.

Her real name is Claire Jackson but uses Georgia Taylor for her acting roles.

She has been acting since 1997 when she began playing Toyah Battersby in Coronation Street.

Georgia is married to Mark Letheren, who is an actor and a photographer.

 

He has made a name for himself thanks to his roles as journalist Simon Kitson in ITV’s drama The Bill and as Ben Harding in the BBC One drama Casualty.

The met on the set of Casualty while Georgia was starring in the BBC One drama.

They began dating in 2008.

Who does Georgia play in Coronation Street?

Georgia plays Toyah Battersby who first came to the Street in 1997 with the rest of her family, Leanne, Les and Janice.

She was a bit of a wild child but won over fans hearts. In 2001 she won the Best Dramatic Performance award at the British Soap Awards following her character’s horrific rape storyline.

Georgia quit the role of Toyah in 2003 to pursue other roles.

In 2016 it was announced that Georgia would be reprising her role as Toyah and she returned to the cobbles on Christmas Day 2016.

She was revealed to be the mystery woman Peter Barlow was dating and left her husband for him.

Since returning to Corrie, Toyah has been involved in high profile storylines such as her affair with Peter and her baby swap plan with Eva Price.

The ill-fated baby swap plan, where Eva and Toyah tried to pass Eva’s baby off as Toyah’s, led to Peter breaking up with her.

What else has she been in?

As well as Corrie, Georgia is best known for her role as Ruth Winters in Casualty which she starred in from 2007 – 2011.

She also featured in Law and Order: UK as Kate Barker from 2013 – 2014.

Alongside Taylor’s role in Coronation Street she has appeared in a handful of films including The Bank Job alongside Jason Statham and The History Boys where she played the character of Fiona.

She has also had roles in Life on Mars, Lewis and Midsomer Murders.

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