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We Meet The Village Actress Phoebe Dynevor

The fresh-faced looks are familiar, and the name will soon be everywhere. Phoebe Dynevor is following in her famous mother’s footsteps.

It’s easy to spot that Phoebe Dynevor is related to a certain Coronation Street star. The young actress is the image of her mother Sally, with the same sing-song voice and polite but open manner.

“My mum and dad taught me to respect everyone and to be kind,” says Phoebe, acknowledging the family likeness. “I’ve learned that from Mum quite a bit. She’d never say a bad word about anyone or anything – I love that about her.”

We’re meeting on the set of The Village, the BBC1 BAFTA-winning drama that’s about to start its second series, with 19-year-old Phoebe as one of the newest members of the cast. She will be joining such acting luminaries as Maxine Peake, Juliet Stevenson and John Simm.

And for all her composure and confidence, when she starts chatting about her co-stars, you’re reminded that she’s still a teenager.

“I’ve always been in awe of Maxine,” she says. “I think she’s brilliant – and I haven’t met Juliet yet but I love her. I remember watching Bend It Like Beckham and thinking, ‘She’s great!’”

Lest we forget, it wasn’t so long ago that Phoebe was sitting her A levels. Throughout our chat, she constantly claims that she’s not that clever – despite getting a very respectable A and two Bs.

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