Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor (born Claire Jackson, 26th February 1980 in Billinge) is an English actress who plays Toyah Battersby in Coronation Street. She originally played the role from July 1997 to February 2003 before returning from December 2016 onwards.

She won Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards in 2001. She was also nominated for the same award in 1999.

Taylor attended Willpower Youth Theatre through which she was selected for the role of Toyah as her first professional acting role, though she had originally auditioned for the role of Zoe Tattersall. After leaving Coronation Street in 2003, she went on to appear in various television roles, notably Casualty and Law & Order: UK. Her other television credits include Life on Mars, Midsomer Murders, Where the Heart Is, The Royal and Blackpool. Her film credits include The History Boys and The Bank Job.

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