Soap stars and their famous offspring – from Dani Dyer to Jake Roche and Noah Jupe
Soap stars often pave the way for their kids to follow in their famous footsteps – here’s a look at all the celebrity offspring doing their parents proud, from Phoebe Dynevor to The Undoing’s Noah Jupe
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For generations, young British actors have got their start by plugging away on a soap.
But the next generation of stars are leaving the cobbles of Coronation Street and the streets of the East End to mum and dad, and doing fame their own way.
This Christmas, Phoebe Dynevor – whose mum Sally is Corrie’s Sally Webster – will star in the jewel of Netflix’s festive programming, the costume drama Bridgerton.
Sally can share her stories of being a ‘stage mom’ with former co-star Katy Cavanagh, who played Julie Carp on the ITV soap.
Katy was recently revealed as the mum of Noah Jupe, the 15-year-old who played Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant’s son in HBO’s addictive psychological thriller The Undoing.
Then of course there are those who may not share the acting bug with their famous parents, but do share the famous last name.
EastEnders star Danny Dyer’s daughter Dani Dyer found a huge following on Love Island, going on to win her season.
Here we profile the soap offspring who have joined their parents in the public eye.
Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor will share the Christmas programming with daughter Phoebe.
The 25-year-old stars in new Netflix period drama Bridgerton, an eight-parter starting on December 25.
Meanwhile Sally, 57, will also be on screen on Christmas Day in an hour-long Coronation Street special, playing her long running character Sally Webster.
And she is thrilled to be sharing the limelight with her girl, who started out with low-profile roles in the likes of Waterloo Road and, more recently, the US series Younger.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Sally told of her joy and said: “I just want to say I’m very proud of Phoebe and as a family, we are so excited to see Bridgerton on Christmas Day.”
Teen actor Noah Jupe received a $600,000 payday for his breakout role as the son of Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in The Undoing.
The teenage son of Corrie legend Katy Cavanagh was just 13 when he signed on to make the HBO show, which was a runaway hit when it aired last month.
Now the details of his lucrative contract have been revealed, showing that British star Noah was paid $100,000, around £87,000, to play Henry in each of the six gripping episodes of the psychological thriller.
While the link between the actor and his soap star mother has just emerged, Noah has quietly been making a name for himself.
He has also appeared in the ever-popular Downton Abbey, horror flick The Quiet Place and hit BBC series The Night Manager.
EastEnders star Danny Dyer may be only 43, but he is the proud dad of Love Island winner Dani Dyer.
Dani, who is about to make Danny a grandpa with the January arrival of her first child, charmed audiences when she starred on the 2018 season of Love Island.
The 24-year-old launched a career as an influencer out of the reality television roles, which also include Survival of the Fittest.
She now works alongside her dad presenting MTV series True Love Or True Lives and the two co-host a podcast.
While he shares his EastEnders star dad’s cheeky charm, rocker Jake Roche doesn’t like to broadcast their connection.
Having topped the charts with his band Rixton’s hit Me And My Broken Heart in 2014, he has now reformed the group after a four-year hiatus under the name Push Baby.
Jake gets his star power from both sides of the family tree – his mum is Loose Women panelist Coleen Nolan, herself a former popstar who sang with her sisters in Irish family girl group The Nolans.
Prior to his singing career, Jake, 28, did take a small role in Emmerdale in 2010, but bristles at the thought that being the son of ‘Alfie Moon’ gave him a leg up.
He said previously: “When I was auditioning they didn’t know who my parents were and I’d also auditioned twice before, so they obviously didn’t care about that or they wouldn’t have turned me down.”
He first hit the big time in Spandau Ballet, but Martin Kemp went on to establish himself as a firm favourite among soap fans thanks to his four-year stint as Steve Owen on EastEnders.
Now it’s the turn of his son Roman Kemp, 27, to be in the spotlight.
Roman has hosted the breakfast show on Capital FM since 2017, and won over the nation’s heart with his blossoming friendship with fellow I’m A Celebrity star Kate Garraway.
The son of Emmerdale star Patsy Kensit and her Oasis rocker ex Liam Gallagher, Lennon was surely always destined for stardom.
So far Lennon, 21, has made a name for his good looks, modelling for Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin.
But his dad has other plans for Lennon and brother Gene, hinting he’d love them to follow in his chart-topping footsteps.
Speaking on the Humans Of XS Manchester podcast last year, he revealed: “Gene has got a little band and Lennon has got a little band, they’re sort of working it out.
“Lennon’s music is a bit more spaced out, like early Verve, pretty chilled.”Whereas Gene is more like in your face, Arctic Monkeys style. Go for it I say.”
At just 15 Kiki has mastered the latest social media app – TikTok.
The teen has 25,800 followers on the video sharing app.