Faye McKeever hails from the North West and has had major roles in many much-loved TV dramas over the past few years.
Recently she had a recurring role in the BAFTA nominated BBC One crime drama series ‘The Responder’. She played Jodie Sweeney, the wife of a notorious Liverpudlian drug dealer in the series, which also starred Martin Freeman. She will be returning to our screens in the second series which is currently filming.
In 2023 she played Top of the Pops producer Alison in 'The Reckoning', the BBC's dramatisation of the rise to fame of Jimmy Savile. She also has a major role in the second series of the BAFTA-winning Jimmy McGovern drama ‘Time’, which is set in a female prison and stars Jodie Whittaker and Siobhan Finneran. Faye plays the villainous Tanya Helsby, who stirs up a load of violence in the prison.
In 2020 she starred opposite David Tennant and Daniel Mays in the Emmy winning ‘Des’ about the Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen. The year before she played police officer Deborah Peach in the BAFTA nominated ITV drama ‘A Confession’, based on the true story of the disappearance of 22 year-old Sian O'Callaghan in Swindon in 2011, which also starred Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton and Joe Absolom. And in 2017 she played Petra Jamieson in the BAFTA nominated ‘The Moorside’ about the search for missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews, which also starred Sheridan Smith and Gemma Whelan.
Prior to this she starred in the BAFTA and RTS winning drama ‘Little Boy Blue’ about the 2007 murder of 11-year old Rhys Jones in Liverpool. She appeared in all 4 episodes as Claire Olssen, a key witness in the murder trial.
She is also known for starring in all 7 series of the long-running Sky One sitcom ‘Trollied’, playing customer service assistant Linda.
She has had roles in many high-profile BBC One drama series such as 'Death in Paradise', ‘The Salisbury Poisonings’, the BAFTA nominated ‘Moving On’ and the BAFTA and RTS nominated 'Broken’ which starred Sean Bean. She has also appeared in the ITV2 comedy series ‘Plebs and had a major part in ‘Unforgiven' which won Best Drama Serial at the RTS Awards in 2009, starring Suranne Jones.
Faye speaks with a native Mancunian accent. She is also hugely experienced in other Northern accents including Liverpudlian (as heard in Little Boy Blue and The Responder) as well as Yorkshire (as heard in The Moorside). She also has an excellent West Country accent (used in The Confession).
The Responder (TV, 2022-2024) – 'Jodie Sweeney', BBC One/BBC iPlayer
Time (TV, 2023) – 'Tanya Helsby', BBC One/BBC iPlayer, Series 2
The Reckoning (TV, 2023) – 'Alison', BBC One/BBC iPlayer
Death in Paradise (TV, 2021) – 'Danielle Mackenzie', BBC One, Series 10
The Salisbury Poisonings (TV, 2020) – 'Jayne McNaughten', BBC One
Des (TV, 2020) – 'Linda Jay', ITV
A Confession (TV, 2019) – 'Deborah Peach', ITV
Moving On (TV, 2019) – 'Sue', ITV2, Series 10
Plebs (TV, 2019) – 'Phoebe', ITV2
Trollied (TV, 2011-2018) – 'Linda Stubbings', Sky One, Series 1-7
The Moorside (TV, 2017) – 'Petra Jamieson', BBC One
Little Boy Blue (TV, 2017) – 'Claire Olssen', ITV
Broken (TV, 2017) – 'Caroline Powell', BBC One
Overshadowed (TV, 2017) – 'Louise', BBC. Three
No Offence (TV, 2015) – 'Michelle', Channel 4, Series 1
Unforgiven (TV, 2009) – 'Hannah Whelan', ITV
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