Will Mellor

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Will Mellor
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Mellor in September 2012
William Mellor

(1976-04-03) 3 April 1976 (age 45)
  • Actor
  • singer
  • model
Years active1990–present
Michelle McSween (m. 2007)

William "Will" Mellor (born 3 April 1976 in Bredbury, Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English actor and former pop star.

Early life[change | change source]

Mellor lived as a child in the Bredbury area of Stockport going to Bredbury Green Primary School and later going to Werneth School, Greater Manchester, and was the youngest of the family with four older sisters: Janice, Cheryl, Joanne and Sarah, Joanne is disabled - Mellor acted in a 2006 blood donation advert, where he tells about his sister's heart surgery.

Mellor first started acting in 1990, when he acted as Ben Rowlingson in the children's programme Children's Ward. In 1993 tried to play football with Vauxhall Motors FC, and was about to sign a deal with them until he argued with manager Alex Tannin over bootlaces. This helped his decision to become an actor.

Career[change | change source]

In 1995, Mellor starting acting in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in which he played (acted as) James 'Jambo' Bolton. He left the show in 1998. Soon after, he made a cover of Leo Sayer's When I Need You as a single, which went to number 5 in the British charts, as well as another song called No Matter What I Do, which reached number 23.

He was also in the music video for Boyzone's Comic Relief single "When The Going Gets Tough".

Shortly after, he returned to acting, playing Greg, in Is Harry on the Boat?. He also played Jack Vincent in Casualty between 2001 and 2003 and has starred (played one of the main actors) as Gaz Wilkinson in the BBC comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps since 2001. He also had a small role in a Christmas version of Hollyoaks, in which he played the ghost of Jambo (even though Jambo is not dead). Will also stars as "Barmpot" in postal worker drama Sorted and has also played DC Jed Griffiths in the second series of Murder Investigation Team. In 2004, he was the voice for Georgie (the dog) in the CITV series Barking.

Mellor won the first series of the BBC singing contest Comic Relief does Fame Academy in 2003. Mellor made his first appearance on EastEnders on 20 May 2007 playing salesman Warren Stamp. EastEnders bosses were so happy they wanted Will to stay on for a longer time but he said no to the offer because he had other things to do that he had said yes to.

He was a guest star in the BBC fantasy drama Merlin.

In October 2008, he starred in The Prisoner, a documentary about prison life.

In February 2021, it was announced that Mellor would join the cast of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street as Harvey Gaskell, with his first scenes airing in March.

Personal life[change | change source]

Mellor used to date former Coronation Street actress Angela Griffin. He met his wife, dancer Michelle McSween when they both starred in the stage musical Oh, What a Night in 1999. They have two children, Jayden Will born in 2004 in Hammersmith and Fulham, London,[1] and a baby girl Renee born in June 2008. He supports Manchester United.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Births England and Wales 1984-2006". Archived from the original on 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  2. "Drama Faces - Will Mellor". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2008-11-07.

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