These days she might be best known as the romantic lead in Netflix’s smash hit period drama Bridgerton, but Phoebe Dynevor – daughter of Coronation Street’s Sally – got her acting break as a fresh-faced teen in long-running BBC drama Waterloo Road.
Way back in 2009, Phoebe was cast as well-heeled newbie Siobhan Mailey who initially looks down her nose at the school but throughout her twenty episodes ends up doing things she regrets to fit in with the cool girls.
Who did Phoebe Dynevor play in Waterloo Road?
Phoebe Dynevor as Siobhan Mailey ©BBC
Phoebe was cast as new girl Siobhan Mailey for series five, when she was just 14 years old. Throughout her time at the school, Siobhan got an underage tattoo, dumped her boyfriend Luke because her friends didn’t like him and incurred the wrath of her girl gang when she tried to distance herself from them.
Also appearing on the show alongside Phoebe at the time was Jenna Coleman as Linsday James, who’s also gone onto have an incredible career.
What is Phoebe Dynevor doing now?
Phoebe in Bridgerton opposite Regé-Jean Page ©Netflix
Duh – Phoebe has just starred as a main character, Daphne Bridgerton, in Netflix’s Bridgerton. While her co-star Regé-Jean Page won’t be making a return for series two, Daphne will feature but as a smaller role.
Meanwhile, Phoebe has said she’s ‘figuring out her next moves’ in terms of which jobs she’ll be taking on next.
Is Phoebe Dynevor dating Pete Davidson?
Phoebe confirmed her relationship with American actor – and Ariana Grandés ex – Pete Davidson when they were papped on a reported Tesco run during a visit to the UK to meet her family.
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“Phoebe is already mortified about her family seeing her racy scenes on Bridgerton, and now she’s having to deal with the added embarrassment of her mum knowing all about her new relationship,” the insider said.
“Any parent is curious about who their child is dating and, unfortunately for Phoebe, all Sally had to do is a quick Google search – which has obviously raised a few red flags, because of Pete’s colourful dating life. Sally’s slightly concerned about how fast he seems to move on to new partners.”
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Chelsee Healey (Janeece Bryant) then
Troublemaker Janeece was a firm favourite on the show and a big personality at the school. She was often causing all kinds of mischief with her bbf Maxine Barlow, and pals Chlo Grainger and Dante Charles.
She clearly couldn’t keep away from Waterloo Road after finishing her education, as she returned as a secretary after falling pregnant. She later left to take some time out in Ibiza after struggling to cope with daughter Cheryl.
Phoebe alongside Jenna Coleman on the show ©BBC
Is Waterloo Road still on TV?
You can currently stream all the series of Waterloo Road on BBC iPlayer, and in March 2021 it was confirmed that the original cast would be getting back together for a reunion.
Six years after the the show’s final episode aired, Waterloo Road’s iconic cast have reunited to reminisce about Rochdale’s most rambunctious bunch; with everyone from Chelsee Healey to George Sampson joining the long-overdue catch-up.
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he actors behind our fave characters (Denzil Kelly, Lorna Dickey, Kyle Stack, Janeece Bryant – the absolute top tier) joined journalist Lewis Nicholls for a chinwag on his YouTube channel; with a sensitive nod to the late Kay Purcell, who played Candice Smillie on the show.
And with twenty fan favourites involved, viewers were BUZZING over the reunion.
“The way everyone has changed is mad. Wish Waterloo Rd was on the screens still,” commented one. “I’m so emotional! This is fantastic,” added another.