Kay Mellor OBE was an actress, screenwriter, and director from England.
She was noted for co-creating the British children’s drama Children’s Ward for CITV and for developing the ITV British drama Fat Friends.
In the 1980s, she began working as a writer for Granada Television, writing for the soap series Coronation Street. Mellor also penned a number of episodes for the Channel 4 soap Brookside in 1989.
Before co-creating the long-running children’s drama Children’s Ward with her Coronation Street colleague Paul Abbott in 1988, she wrote for the anthology drama series Dramarama.
At the 1997 BAFTA Awards, the series won Best Children’s Drama. She also produced and starred in three series of the family sitcom Just Us, which aired from 1990 to 1993. (1990-1994).
Another of her dramas, The Chase, premiered on BBC One in July 2006.
She wrote and directed A Passionate Woman, a two-part drama based on her 1992 theatrical play that aired on BBC One in April 2010.
Her mother’s experience of having a passionate affair with a man while unhappily married to Mellor’s father inspired the play.
Her mother had kept the affair hidden for over thirty years before informing Mellor.
Who Is Kay Mellor Mother?
Kay Mellor was born to Dinah Mellor. Her mom is Jewish. Dinah was the victim of George’s domestic violence.
She had an affair before filing for divorce and raising her children as a single mother. Dinah maintained the romance a secret for over three decades before informing Mellor.
Who Is Kay Mellor Father?
George Mellor is Kay Mellor’s father. He was a Catholic Priest who was also an abusive husband