Monday, 1 February 2016

Pick Your Favourite!

She always looks beautiful but which of these stunning looks is your favourite for Faye?

I've set up a poll just to the right of this post so as you can vote for your favourite. It's just under the welcome message in the blogs side bar.

If you're visiting the blog on your mobile you will need to schroll down to the bottom of the opening page and click on the link marked 'View Web Version' to be able to see the side bar and vote in the poll.

Vote 'A' for Picture 1 (This Morning)
Vote 'B' for Picture 2 (TV Choice Awards)
Vote 'C' for Picture 3 (NTA Awards)
Vote 'D' for Picture 4 (Corrie Xmas Party)

The poll closes on Sunday 14th Feb at 11am.




Almost impossible to choose I know, I love them all.

If I was forced to pick a favourite I'd probably go for 'A' Picture 1 from 'This Morning'. Having said that, I'll more than likely change my mind tomorrow.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Faye at Mary Poppins Press Night

Faye looked as beautiful and stylish as ever on Wednesday evening attending the Mary Poppins press night at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Faye at the NTA Awards

Last night Faye attended the National Television Awards at Londons O2 Arena.

As you can see she looked breathtakingly beautiful in a simply stunning full length partially see-through black dress.

Gareth was there too, escorting his lady down the red carpet.

Unfortunately Faye wasn't up for an award this year having only hit our screens as Kate Connor in October but she was no doubt delighted to see her Corrie brother Shayne Ward pick up 'Best Newcomer'.

It's probably just as well Faye didn't have to take to the stage because she looked that hot they may not have been able to show her on TV until after the watershed.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

'This Morning' Interview

Faye had an early start this morning as she and her Corrie co star Shayne Ward visited BBC Radio 1 and the ITV This Morning studios.

Check out thse great pictures from the InstaGrim Booth :)

They've both been fabulous additions to Corrie and the Connors are establishing themselves as one of the best families in soapland.

Unfortunately due to work I wasn't able to listen or record the radio interview but here is the video of their interview with Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby on This Morning:


Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to Faye and all our readers from the Faye Brookes Fan Blog.

I'm sure 2016 is going to be another magical year in the life of this remarkable young lady so make sure you continue to follow her #1 fan site.

Here are a few pictures to help you remember what happened and when in 2015:

 JANUARY 2015

Two Princess Fiona's in Manchester

 FEBRUARY 2015 

Dating tips from our favourite Princess 

Valentines Day at the Marlowe in Canterbury

 MARCH 2015 

A Relaxed Performance of Shrek in Newcastle

 APRIL 2015 

The Shrek gang outside the Hippodrome in Birmingham 

A Birmingham Selfie!

 MAY 2015 

Nottingham Photoshoot at the Lyceum

Another stage door Pic!

 JUNE 2015 

Faye says goodbye to Fiona in Norwich

 JULY 2015 

Enjoying time off in Windsor with Gareth

Caring for her man. Careful Faye!

 AUGUST 2015 

Faye starts filming her first scenes in Corrie

 SEPTEMBER 2015 

Looking stunning at the TV Choice Awards 

Kate Connor finally hits our screens on Corrie

 OCTOBER 2015 

Lorraine TV Interview 

Kate's fiancee Kaz arrives in Weatherfield

 NOVEMBER 2015 

A well earned break with Gareth in Kuala Lumpa

 DECEMBER 2015 

Faye and Gareth OK Magazine Interview 

Gorgeous Daily Star Photoshoot 

Corrie Christmas Party 

Feeling Festive on Set

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Faye & Gareth OK! Interview

There are tiny bits missing as it didn't quite fit on my scanner but as promised here are some pictures from Faye & Gareth's interview with OK!

If you're a fan of Faye or Gareth you have to get yourself a copy of this Christmas and New Year OK! magazine. It's an absolutely wonderful interview and includes some of the best photos of seen of this gorgeous pair.

If you click on thr pictures below it will make them bigger and you'll be able to read the interview.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Seems It's Not Just Me...

If you follow the blog you'll know that despite meeting Faye between twenty and thirty times over the past four years I still get extremely nervous.

She has an incredible aura and you know you're in the presence of someone very special.

 It seems I'm not alone.

Even her partner of three years Gareth Gates found Faye a little indimidating when they first met.

She is not only strikingly beautiful but also an exceptional actress and the best musical theatre performer you're ever likely to see. I'm sure he was somewhat in awe of her talent when they started working together on Legally Blonde.

Obviously Gareth is a star in his own right so maybe the feeling was mutual. Either way I think they were destined to be together and in a lot of ways seem very alike.

I hope to be able to scan the full interview when my magazine arrives but for now here is a snippet from the article where they talk a little about their relationship:

'I was quite scared of her': Gareth Gates reveals it wasn't quite love at first sight with girlfriend Faye Brookes

 

They met after starring as on-stage lovers in a 2012 production of Legally Blonde.

But Gareth Gates and his actress girlfriend Faye Brookes have revealed it wasn't love at first sight, and quite the opposite.

The former Pop Idol star confessed he found his co-star 'intimidating' as they opened up about their three-year love story in an interview with OK! magazine.

Gareth, 31, explained: 'I was quite scared of Faye, actually! She was this amazing leading lady so she was quite intimidating.'

The 28-year-old Coronation Street actress added that she didn't understand the appeal of her now boyfriend way back when he first burst onto the scene on the debut series of Pop Idol in 2001.‘

When Pop Idol was on I was 15 and my best friend in high school had a huge poster of Gareth on her bedroom wall. Whenever I stayed at her house and I slept in that bed I’d be like, "I don’t get it!" I was so "whatever" about him.’

After striking up a close bond with Faye during their time on the show, Gareth split from his wife of four years - and the mother of his six-year-old daughter Missy - Suzanne Mole in 2012.

However, it wasn't until 10 months later that the new couple made their first public appearance together.

Gareth also opened about having to have surgery on his vocal chords to ease up a strain caused by constant performing - something he described as 'hell'.

He said: 'It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through.

‘I’ve had a lot of support from everyone but it was a very lonely place because no one else really knows how it feels.'

However, it seems the Unchained Melody crooner has recover from the recent operation as he's back on stage in time for the panto season.

He's currently starring as Prince Charming in Cinderella at Crewe's Lyceum Theatre.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Corrie Beauties at Christmas Do!

Faye and her fellow Corrie stars were joined by production staff at Hotel Football - a stone’s throw from their Media City studios - for some glam festive fun.

As you can see she looked absolutely stunning. Hopefully a good time was had by all.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Faye's Christmas Q&A

FESTIVE FLASHBACK: Love this great pic of Princess Fiona and Donkey in their Christmas jumpers!

This will be the third successive year Faye has been able to spend the festive season with her family in Manchester after starring in 'That Day We Sang' at the Royal Exchange in 2013 and 'Shrek' at the Palace Theatre in 2014.

2015 will be her first Christmas on the cobbles and I'm sure we're all looking forward to seeing what's in store for Kate.

The Coronation Street Blog recently caught up with Faye for a special Christmas Q&A.


Here's what she had to say:

Will your character be having a merry Christmas this year?
Maybe, maybe not. She’s going to try, certainly. It’s her first Christmas in Weatherfield, so it’ll certainly be different for her. Kate won’t be with her fiance, Caz, so she might feel a bit down about that.

Make a NY resolution for your character…
To stop procrastinating! And get on with it.

What’s your favourite Christmas board game?
It’s got to be charades, or chararrrrdes, however you prefer to say it!

What’s your Christmas tipple?
A port! With cheese, always! Only on Christmas Day though, we’ll do cocktails the rest of the time!

Turkey or otherwise?
Otherwise! I quite like a nut roast. I’m not vegetarian but I prefer the vegetarian route, then I feel as though I’m doing something that’s kind and healthier.

Where’s your favourite place to spend Christmas?
At home, up north with the family.

Best Christmas tip?
Be prepared! Always be prepared and do everything early. Then you can just enjoy it, Christmas won’t be a stress if you get everything done!

Any Christmas disasters?
We had a mini fire one year! We left a candle burning on top of the TV and went out for a Christmas drink. When we came back the whole lounge was just black with smoke - the TV had started to set itself on fire but we got home just in time!

Favourite Christmas memory…
Playing Princess Jasmine in my first ever Christmas Panto and all of my family got on a coach to come down to Guilford from Manchester to see me in it. That was special.

Christmas Day...cheese or chocolate?
Cheese! With port!

Sprouts...devil or delicious?
Delicious. I cook them with a bit of bacon and maybe with a bit of coconut oil this year? That would make them really creamy.

Christmas Day...PJs or fancypants?
Fancy pants, we get really dressed up. My boyfriend’s family tend to do PJs, so this year we’re going to have to meet in the middle somewhere. Whether we wear half and half, I don’t know!

If you could spend Christmas Day in any other country where would you spend it?
New York. I’ve been at that time of year before but haven’t spent Christmas there and I just think it’s something else, it’s so magical, and everything’s bigger and better.

Favourite Christmas film?
It’s between Home Alone and Elf. I like Home Alone because it’s my childhood favourite but Elf is my absolute favourite! I love all the voices, they are so fun.

Favourite Christmas song or carol?
I like Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer, but the one with the funny after comments “He had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb)” etc etc.

Describe your perfect Christmas…
There’d be snow, all the family together, a big burning log fire and everybody really happy! No arguments, no dramas, just serene, cool calm and collected!

Favourite Corrie Christmas...yours, your characters, or a scene off screen!
Well my character Kate hasn’t had a Corrie Christmas yet - so it’s exciting that this is her first. I’m looking forward to seeing it and hope for more to come!

What would you like to find in your Christmas stocking?
A surprise! I’ve told everyone what I would like, so a nice surprise would be cool.

You have one spot left at the dinner table..Who would you give it to, anyone past or present?
Will Ferrell, but as Elf. How fun would that be! He would be so full of merry cheer.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Our Zoo, The Perfect Stocking Filler

If you're loving Faye's wonderful portrayal of Kate Connor in Coronation Street add the 'Our Zoo' DVD to your Christmas list. It's the perfect stocking filler for any fan of this remarkable actress.

Step back in time to the 1930’s and experience the incredible true story of George Motteshead, a man who had a vision to build a zoo without bars.

After purchasing ‘Oakfield Manor’, at a bargain price, he began to envision a zoo where animals were cared for and above all, happy. Along his amazing journey to eventually creating what is Chester Zoo, he faced intense opposition from the public. Watch how George Motteshead would forever change the way zoo’s house their animals.

I absolutely loved 'Our Zoo' and Faye shone in her first major TV role playing the lovely Agnes Franklin.

You can currently pick up the entire series on DVD for an incredible bargain price of just £5.99 from the BBC Shop. Click on the link below.

PURCHASE 'OUR ZOO' ON DVD


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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Clip From Kate's Birthday Bash

I loved Kate's birthday bash at the Bistro on Monday's Corrie, especially the 'Push It' dance. We even got to hear Faye sing. . . .well, sort of. :)


Push It by fayebrookesblog

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Is Kate Getting Cold Feet?

Kate gets the best birthday present she could have wished for with the arrival of her soldier fiancée Caz (played by Rhea Bailey, formerly of The Bill).

As celebrations get underway at the Bistro, Caz is keen to set a date for the wedding.

But Kate seems reluctant and her focus is more on turning the factory’s fortunes around.

“I think she has the capacity to be a mini Carla Connor,” says Faye Brookes, who plays recent arrival Kate. “And she’s also getting cold feet about marrying Caz.

"I don’t know if I’m going to get to film a soap wedding yet... but it’s exciting!”

Monday, 9 November 2015

Faye Is Loving Life On The Cobbles!

Here is another lovely interview with Faye taken from the STV website.

She talks about how much she's loving life on Corrie, tells us more about her character Kate and even sneaks in a Shrek link, comparing the Connor's to onions. :)

Corrie’s Faye Brookes talks Kate's feisty side and Connor clashes


The new members of the Connor family have certainly stirred things up on Coronation Street, not least Kate, whose feisty attitude caused a few run-ins at Underworld in the last few weeks.

But who is Kate underneath her tough girl exterior? Faye Brookes, who plays the character, tells us more, as we’re about to see Kate’s fiancée Caz arrive in town, as the ladies plan their upcoming wedding.

How’s Kate settling into Coronation Street at this point?
I think the change has done her some good, I don’t think she had a strong sense of purpose whilst she was away in Spain and in Weatherfield she has a base, in the factory, even if she was reluctant at first to be a part of it.

I think perhaps her dad thinks the move to Weatherfield and her helping in the factory might ground her a little and give her a purpose, but how much she wants to be there is a mystery!

I think Kate looks up to Michelle and Carla as sisters and motherly figures. They are paving the way for her, leading her to something new - be it in the Rovers, or in the factory, or elsewhere. But I do think this move closer to the rest of her family and back on home turf will be the making of her.

How is Faye settling into Coronation Street?
So well. I love it here, everyone is so nice. It’s such a team effort at Corrie - everyone pulls together to make this fantastic programme and it’s great to be a part of. It’s amazing to be here - everyone is genuinely so nice!

What can you tell us about Kate and Caz’s relationship?
With any relationship that is long distance, it’s going to be difficult. They have an intense relationship when they see each other because they don’t know when they’ll get time together again! They’ve been together seven months and they’re already engaged. Kate is very wary of being under the thumb or being controlled in any way - she likes to have her own mind.

Why does she confide in Michelle about how intense their relationship is?
Kate feels close to Michelle and she is relishing that female friendship and guardianship because she’s never had it. So she feels comfortable enough to be honest with Michelle.

How keen is Kate on a wedding?
Well, she has a ring on her finger and she’s set the date, so a part of her must be keen! I think she is getting cold feet, though... I think she’s passive. I think she knows her dad really wants this wedding to happen, and because Kate is such a daddy’s girl then she wants to make him happy.

Has she always struggled to work alongside Johnny and Aidan?
Kate and Aidan have that typical sibling rivalry and they bicker - she winds him up and he winds her up, both in jest and to the point where they infuriate each other!

I think Kate is a daddy’s girl and maybe that annoys Aidan. While he’s older than her and I think Kate likes to think she’s wiser than him. With her dad, Johnny is really keen for Kate to get into the family business but I think he knows Kate isn’t, or initially wasn’t, so interested.

What’s it like working on the Underworld set?
It’s great because of the people I get to work with and the characters that you find in the factory - the likes of Beth and Kirk, who Kate has so much fun with. It’s great because that’s where the Connors are based, it’s their turf, and I like that and I like being part of the Connor family in there, having those roots.

What’s the best thing about playing a Connor?
I love it, I really do. I’ve been so lucky to come into such a strong family. Every single one of the Connors are great - I always say we’re like onions, they all have so many layers to them. I’m really grateful to have that - and that’s the best thing about playing a Connor, is being part of a wider network and of a strong family. They might not always be close, or see eye to eye, but they’ll always stand up for one another and look out for each other.

What kind of reaction have you had?
She’s quite feisty and there’s definitely a bit of rivalry between her and Aidan, hopefully people will see that it’s just sibling bickering! Kate is fun though, I hope people like the mischief she might cause in the factory.