- Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, England, UK
Haydn Gwynne is fluent in French and Italian. In fact she studied Modern Languages at the University of Warwick before taking a five year lectureship in Italy, where she taught English. She also found the time to drive around the United States before becoming an actress in her mid-twenties, first coming to notice on television in the sharp comedy series set in a television newsroom, Drop the Dead Donkey (1990). She is also known for her roles in medical series Peak Practice (1993) and the police drama Mersey Beat (2001) though more recently she has played in stage musicals 'Billy Elliot' and 'Ziegfeld'. She lives in London with her partner Jason Phipps, a psychotherapist, and their two sons Orlando, born 1997 and Harry, born 2000. She also undertakes voluntary work for Sightsavers, a group committed to combating blindness in under-developed countries.