Who is Faye Brookes of Coronation Street? Everything You Need To Know

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Actors like Faye Brookes has a place in history today largely because the British culture has always been one that thrived on legacies. From its continued usage of the monarchy system to its legacy institutions, longevity and exclusivity is one that is deeply embedded in British life and it extends into its art too. Shows like Dr. Who and Coronation Street (which Faye Brookes is known for) are legacy television series that have existed for decades.

Even as modernism continues its revolution across the various aspect of life, British culture has found a way to reconcile its legacy institutions with modern players, such as Coronation Street, which continues to have a revolving door of cast members who play several characters on the show that has been in existence for over 50 years. The show has incorporated modern actors such as Faye Brookes. The English actress has been on the show since 2015, playing Kate Connor on the show. Learn more about her below.

Faye Brookes – Biography

With talents like Faye Brookes, English television can raise its head among its counterparts around the globe, especially in comparison to Hollywood, who is the leading industry in the profession. It is a reputation Faye Brookes is proud to have ever since she desired a career as an actress since she was born on the 3rd of September 1989 in Manchester, England. She was born to parents, Inger Barber and Carl Barber.

Faye Brookes’ childhood was for the most part normal until she was faced with the possible death of her brother, Jack. Her brother was diagnosed with leukemia which she believed and feared would end his life. However, through a stroke of luck, her brother got a bone marrow transplant that has kept him alive till date. Both siblings, as a result of the experience, have remained close.

After completing her high school education, Brookes attended Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre. Whatever drew Faye Brookes towards acting is currently unknown but she loved it with passion and her passion and hard work earned her a Principal Choice Award at the time of graduation.

After graduation, Faye Brookes took her Guildford knowledge on stage, performing on various theatre productions of iconic films like Grease, Shrek and Legally Blonde. A professional career that started in 2011 eventually led to her first onscreen performance in 2014 as Frankie in Our Zoo, a television drama produced BBC One.

Although she wasn’t a main cast on the show, her performance on the show impressed the producers of Coronation Street and she was subsequently cast as Kate Connor on Coronation Street. She has appeared as Kate Connor since 2015, playing the lesbian character who is described to be a ‘young woman full of fun and mischief’. Her performance on the show has earned her a couple of honors, including Best Newcomer at The National Television Awards in 2017.

Her other appearances include an appearance on the show, The Chase Celebrity Special in 2016 and in a BBC adventure show, Atlantis in 2013. In 2017, Faye Brookes became a victim of the negative side of fame when hackers got a hold of her sex tape and uploaded it on one of the world’s largest adult sites. The tape was viewed over 100,000 times before it was taken down at the intervention of the police.


As part of her passion for the acting profession, Fayes Brookes and her fiancée, Gareth Gates, who is a singer and songwriter run a school, Fates Academy where they teach interested children acting, singing, dancing, and other forms of performance arts.

Who is Her Fiance – Gareth Gates?

Faye Brookes is not married but is currently engaged to singer and songwriter, Gareth Gates. The couple met while they both worked on the production of Legally Blonde. Although Gareth was married to his first wife, Suzanne Gates at the time they met, a relationship did not begin between the two of them until Gates was divorced from his wife shortly after they met. Although Faye Brookes has never been married, Gareth will be going into their marriage as a previously married man with a daughter.

Net Worth

Faye Brookes has enjoyed steady income from appearing on the show Coronation Street. She has also appeared in a few stage productions which is sure to have made significant contributions to her overall net worth. However, her current net worth is unknown. Her net worth combined with her partner’s, Gates is sure to leave the couple being worth of $5 million.

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