Kay Mellor - Bio, Net Worth, Death Cause, Age, Husband, Family, Kids
Kay Daniel, excellently known as Kay Mellor was an English actress, director, and scriptwriter. She was famous for writing a host of highly acclaimed and popular television drama serials such as "Band of Gold" (1995), "Playing the Field" (1998) for BBC One, "Fat Friends" (2000), "Between the Sheets" (2003), and "Strictly Confidential" (2006) for ITV. Being an actress, she had starred in "Stan the Man" (2002), "A Good Thief" (2002), "Gifted" (2003), "Three Girls in Blue", and "Queen". Mellor started her writing career in the 1980s for Granada Television by writing for the soap opera "Coronation Street". She was also awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Award in 1997 for Outstanding Writing for the Television drama "The Syndicate". Sadly, we lost her on 15th May 2022.
Kay Mellor Death Cause
Kay Mellor who was one of Britain's finest TV writers and a trailblazer for British working-class drama over the past three decades had died suddenly aged 71 on 15th May 2022. The cause of her death, just days after her 71st birthday, had not been revealed by her family, but her production company described it as an 'untimely and sudden passing.
What was Kay Mellor Famous For?
- Being an English actress, director, and scriptwriter.
- For creating television shows such as ITV Britwash drama Fat Friends (2000-2005).
What was Kay Mellor Real Name?
Kay Mellor took birth on 11th May 1951 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She was born with the birth name of Kay Daniel given by her parents holding the nationality of British. She came from a British-White ethnic background. Likewise, she follows the Christian religion. Born on 11th May, Kay's zodiac sign lies under Taurus. She was the daughter of her father George Daniel, and her mother Dinah Daniel. She also had two siblings with whom she grew up. Her younger brother's name was Philip and her older brother's name was Robert who passed away in the early 2010s. Her mother, Dinah divorced Kay's father, George because of domestic violence when Kay was only two years old. She was raised by a single mom.
Talking about Kay's education, she got her school education and began bypassing her O-levels and A-levels. She attended Bretton Hall College (now part of the University of Leeds) and later graduated with a BA Hons degree in 1983.
How was the Career of Kay Mellor?
- Kay Mellor began her career working for Granada Television in the 1980s, writing for the soap opera "Coronation Street" whereas she also wrote many episodes for the Channel 4 soap "Brookside" in 1989.
- Then she wrote for the anthology drama series "Dramarama" before co-creating the long-running children's drama "Children's Ward" in 1988.
- She created the soap opera "Families" which aired from 1990 until 1993 and wrote and starred in three series of the family show "Just Us" (1990-1994).
- Likewise, Kay wrote for the television drama serials including "Band of Gold" (1995); "Playing the Field" (1998) for BBC One; "Fat Friends" (2000); "Between the Sheets" (2003), and "Strictly Confidential" (2006) for ITV.
- Subsequently, she starred in her own adaptation of "Jane Eyre" (1997) and in other series and films such as the comedy-drama "Stan the Man" (2002), and "A Good Thief" (2002), and "Gifted" (2003).
- Her "The Chade" aired on BBC One in July 2006 after which she wrote another BBC drama, "The Syndicate" in 2012. The fourth series of "The Syndicate" aired in March 2021.
- Kay was the subject of "This Is Your Life" in 2000 and also appeared on the BBC's "Desert Island Discs" in 2017.
- She wrote screenplays for feature films such as "Girls' Night" and turned "Fat Friends" into a stage musical with Nick Lloyd Webber writing the music in 2017. "Fat Friends The Musical" toured the UK in 2017, and then again in 2022.
- Besides, she adapted "Band of Gold" for the stage, which premiered in Mellor's hometown of Leeds in 2019, and toured the UK until it was shut down early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kay Mellor Awards and Achievements
- Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours
- Awarded the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to Writing in 2014
- Awarded Broadcast's Special Recognition Award in 2020
- BAFTA Dennwas Potter Award in 1997
Who was Kay Mellor Husband?
Kay Mellor was a married woman. She tied a knot with her husband, Anthony Mellor in the year 1967. At the age of 16, Kay became pregnant. The married couple was blessed with two beautiful daughters whose name goes by Yvonne Francas (born 1967), and Gaynor Faye (born 1971). By profession, Yvonne was a TV producer and Gaynor was an actress. The couple was enjoying their present life happily with their kids. As per Kay Mellor's sexuality, she was straight.
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How much was Kay Mellor Net Worth?
Kay Mellor was a multi-talented actress, director, and scriptwriter. Her net worth was estimated to have $6 Million as per sources. Her major source of wealth comes from her actress, director, and scriptwriter career. She was living a cool lifestyle from her career earnings. Details about her salary had not been revealed yet.
How tall was Kay Mellor?
Kay Mellor was 1.63 m or 5 ft 4 in tall at the height. Her hair color was blonde and her eye color was light brown. She had a slim body build matching her balanced body weight.
Trivias About Kay Mellor You Need To Know.
- Kay Mellor was raised by a single mom.
- She becomes pregnant aged 16 and married the child's father, Anthony Mellor.
- She wrote and directed the two-part drama A Passionate Woman which was based on her 1992 stage play and was broadcast on BBC One in April 2010.
- In 2012, she wrote another BBC drama "The Syndicate". This returned for a second series in 2013, a third in 2015, and a fourth in 2021.
- She was the subject of This Is Your Life in 2000 when she was surprised by Michael Aspel.
- She also appeared on the BBC's Desert Island Discs in 2017.
- She has written a number of feature films including Girls Night starring Julie Walters, Brenda Blethyn and Kris Kristorfferson which won the Audience Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998.