Fay Ripley

Actor + Television Presenter + Cookbook Author
Born Feb 26, 1966

Fay Ripley is an English actress and recipe author. Born in Wimbledon, London, Ripley is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1990). Her first professional role was in the chorus of a pantomime version of Around the World in 80 Days. Ripley's early film and television appearances were limited, so she supplemented her earnings by working as a children's entertainer and by selling menswear door-to-door.… Read More

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  • Win A Copy Of Bedtime On Dvd!
    The Citizen - Apr 29, 2013
  • Laid Off Man Wins $1 Million From Lottery
    Fox News - Jan 15, 2013
  • Cold Feet To Hot Dinners! How Fay Ripley Reinvented Herself With The Homespun Cookery Book
    Daily Mail (UK) - Mar 04, 2012
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    Fay Ripley Couldn't Make Coffee Until She Was 17, Now She Has Her Own Food Show
    Daily Mail (UK) - Jan 06, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Fay Ripley.


1966 Birth Ripley was born in Wimbledon, south-west London to Bev(erley) William Deacon Ripley and Tina Ripley (née Forster) on 26 February 1966. … Read More


1983 17 Years Old …  In an effort to "bring Brecht to the masses", she performed The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the 1983 festival. … Read More


1990 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Ripley graduated from drama school in 1990.
1995 29 Years Old In 1995, she appeared in an episode of Channel 4's Alan Davies vehicle One for the Road and made her last theatre appearance as a cast member in the Bush Theatre's Two Lips, Indifferent Red.


1996 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, she had a role in Stephen Poliakoff's Frontiers, and played a club barmaid in Dennis Potter's penultimate television series Karaoke. … Read More
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 34 Years Old In 2000, Ripley appeared in the British dogme film The Announcement, as well as playing lead female character Grace Bingley—opposite Paul Rhys—in the Granada television pilot I Saw You, which used many of the same production staff as Cold Feet. … Read More
2001 35 Years Old Having left Cold Feet, Ripley began to take on more leading roles; her first role was as housewife Deanna in the BBC thriller Green-Eyed Monster, which was broadcast in September 2001. … Read More
In 2002, she played domestic abuse victim Donna Massey in Danny Brocklehurst's The Stretford Wives. … Read More
2003 37 Years Old 1 More Event
The following year, she provided the voice of Meg in the ITV adaptation of the Meg and Mog children's books, before playing Jill in the third series of the BBC One sitcom Bedtime at the end of 2003. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old In 2004, she appeared on the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment of Top Gear, where she discussed her car history with presenter Jeremy Clarkson. … Read More


…  In 2006, she filmed a leading role in the ITV drama Bon Voyage, before taking time away from acting after the birth of her second child.
2007 41 Years Old Ripley is a patron of several charities and causes. In 2007 she took part in What's it going to take?, a campaign by Women's Aid to raise awareness of domestic abuse against women.
In 2008, she appeared alongside Martin Clunes in a series of advertisements for Tesco Direct and, since 2009, has starred with Mark Addy in a series of adverts for Tesco's various brands. … Read More
Ripley returned to television in 2009, starring as human resources manager Christine Frances in the ITV comedy drama Monday Monday, and Nicola Perrin alongside Martin Clunes in BBC One's Reggie Perrin. … Read More
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