Gwen Taylor: Derbyshire actress and a truly delightful person

Gwen Taylor

Deborah Barham Smith meets one of Derbyshire’s best-known actresses, Gwen Taylor.

INTERVIEWING Gwen Taylor was just like chatting to your next-door neighbour – for all that she has had, and continues to have, a very successful career in acting, she remains decidedly down-to-earth.  When I enquired why she still kept up a punishing schedule touring, at an age when many of us just want to rein back, she was very candid.  Clearly she still enjoys the work, but more importantly, she said, it helps her to maintain her Victorian family house in central London, which takes a lot of upkeep, where her stepchildren can live with them but in their own space…