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Ashley Taylor Dawson


British actor and singer most widely known for his role as Darren Osborne in the Uk soap opera, Hollyoaks. He’s also an associate from the pop music group allSTARS*. He was area of the Scamps crisis group when he was youthful and researched at Ashdene major school. He continues to be nominated for many Inside Soap Honours, including for the group of Greatest Actor. He has been around a long-term romantic relationship with Karen McKay. The few announced their engagement in 2011. They possess two sons, Pal and Mason. He provides made an appearance on Hollyoaks also starring Nick Pickard.

Quick Facts

Full Name Ashley Taylor Dawson
Date Of Birth January 11, 1982
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.85 m
Profession Soap Opera Actor
Education Ashdene Primary School, SCAMPS Youth Company.
Nationality British
Children Mason Mac Taylor Dawson, Buddy Mac Taylor Dawson
Parents Diana Taylor Dawson
Siblings Catherine Taylor Dawson
Partner Karen McKay, Karen McKay
Music Groups Allstars
Nominations The British Soap Award for Sexiest Male, The British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership
Movies Northern Soul
TV Shows Hollyoaks Later, Starstreet, Hollyoaks
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Became a father for the 2nd time at the age 31 when his fiancée Karen McKay gave birth to their son Mason Mac Taylor Dawson on October 1, 2013.
2Became a father for the 1st time at the age 29 when his girlfriend (now fiancée) Karen McKay gave birth to their son Buddy Mac Taylor Dawson on March 23, 2011.
3Former member of SCAMPS Youth Company.



The No Hopers2017TV Series pre-production
Hollyoaks2007-2016TV SeriesDarren Osborne (II) Darren Osborne Darren Osbourne
Tom's Life2014TV Mini-SeriesDarren Osborne
Northern Soul2014Paul
Hollyoaks Later2009TV SeriesDarren Osborne
StarStreet2001-2002TV SeriesAshley



The British Soap Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself
The British Soap Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Audience Member / Himself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollyoaks Best Bits 20112011TV MovieHimself
The Gadget Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 4th TV Now Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Wright Stuff2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHimself
Stars in Their Eyes2002TV SeriesHimself / Steps
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2002TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
80s Mania2001TV Movie documentaryPerformer (as allSTARS)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest On-Screen PartnershipHollyoaks (1995)· Jessica Fox
2014British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSexiest MaleHollyoaks (1995)
2012British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest On-Screen PartnershipHollyoaks (1995)· Jessica Fox

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