Sally Dynevor praises her husband for his support during breast cancer treatment


Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor said her husband’s support during his breast cancer treatment made her feel “very lucky”.

The actress, who was diagnosed in 2009, is married to Emmerdale screenwriter Tim Dynevor and they have three children including Phoebe, 26, who stars in the Netflix series Bridgerton.

She praised her partner for making her treatment a “positive moment”.

Phoebe, daughter of Sally Dynevor (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Dynevor, 58, told The Big Issue magazine: “I was very lucky during this time to have cancer because my husband is really strong.

“And he was saying, we are going to make this period a positive period.

“After the chemo, we go for a walk, or we go look at this box.

“We’re going to take advantage of the time we have just to relax and not worry about anything.”

The actress, who has played Sally Webster on the long-running ITV soap opera since 1986, added: “I guess it was the first time I really took my foot off the pedal and gave myself time to do nothing .

“Which is actually much more important than doing something.

“We need time to find ourselves and accept things slowly.”

Dynevor, who stars in the ITV series Dancing On Ice, also recalled how her daughter Harriet called her ‘beautiful’ as she had her hair shaved amid chemotherapy.

“There is another memory,” she said.

“I had just found out I had breast cancer and Harriet was only five or six years old.

“She was watching me while they were shaving my hair and telling me how beautiful I looked and how much she loved me.

“And I just remember thinking, my God, this is a very special moment.”

Dynevor was named an MBE for her services to the theater in the 2021 New Year’s Honours.

The full interview is in The Big Issue. Buy a copy from your local vendor, donate to The Big Issue’s Winter Appeal or subscribe online.


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