Sally Dexter, who is most recognised for her role as Faith Dingle on Emmerdale, recently received the devastating news that her cancer has returned and is terminal.
Dalliance earned Dexter the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 1987, which was presented to her in recognition of her work as a stage and screen actress in the United Kingdom. Her other theatre credits include the musical Oliver! which was performed at the West End (1994).
The actress’s television credits incorporate the ITV soap operas Night and Day (2001-2003) and Emmerdale (2007-2019, 2021-present) (2007-2019, 2021-present).
Chiltern Edge School, King James’ College (now known as Henley College) in Henley-on-Thames, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art were some of the institutions that Dexter attended during his education. She has been on various programmes including A Touch of Frost, Dalziel, Pascoe, and Family, and even the long-running Night and Day.
When will Faith Dingle finally say goodbye to Emmerdale?
Faith Dingle AKA Sally Dexter recently said that her cancer has returned and is highly fatal. Dexter made the announcement that she would be leaving Emmerdale on October 7, 2019, and her last scene is scheduled to show in the episode that will be broadcast on October 25, 2019. However, in 2021, it was announced that Faith Dingle will be returning to her role as Dexter, thus fans were excited about this development.
On February 2017, Dexter started portraying the character of Faith Dingle in Emmerdale. She even made a cameo in the comedic Horror movie The Attack of the Adult Babies and in the BBC TV series Poldark.
As a stage actor, Dexter has performed in a variety of productions in London’s West End, including both traditional plays and musicals. She was even honoured with the Olivier Award in the year 1987 for Most Promising Newcomer in Theatre for the performance that she gave in the production of Dalliance in the year 1986.
Her other recognition includes Nancy in Sam Mendee’s 1994 revival of Oliver! at the London Palladium opposite Jonathan Pryce. She has also been nominated for an Olivier Award for the performance in Oliver! that has gotten so much attention.
The reviewer of the variety programme even stated that if Oliver! has produced any celebrity, it should be RSC alumna Sally Dexter. The reviewer stated that Sally Dexter’s performance as Nancy, with her blowsy and big voice, is the career-making performance that this actress has long abandoned. She has also made an appearance in A Touch of Frost from 1994 through 2003.
Where is Faith Dingle planning to go?
On June 16, 2022, Faith informed her loved ones that her cancer had spread to new locations. The previous month, Faith’s daughter-in-law, Moira, accompanied her to the hospital, where her specialist confirmed to Faith that she is currently battling cancer once again.
Unfortunately, Faith’s cancer cannot be cured, and the disease will shorten the remainder of her life. On the other hand, chemotherapy may be used to treat the condition.
Other roles that Dexter has played include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, which she played opposite Rufus Sewell, and Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical, which she played alongside Leon Cooke for a year and ended with the production receiving standing ovations.
The actress has honed her craft over the course of several decades by performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as the Royal National Theatre in London. She appeared in Bad Girls the Musical at the Garrick Theatre in London in 2007, and her voice can be heard on the musical’s original cast recording. In addition, she can be heard on the cast recording for Oliver! which was recorded at the London Palladium.
What is going to take place with Faith Dingle?
Cain has been instructed by Chas to persuade Faith to continue her chemotherapy even though she is adamantly opposed to doing so. Chas believes that Cain is the only one Faith will listen to.
Fans of Emmerdale who are aware of all of this information are inconsolable after learning how much longer Faith has to live. Fans are inconsolable after learning that Faith may just have months left to live rather than years.
In the production of Sister Act that was staged at the London Palladium in 2010, Dexter portrayed Mother Superior for the months of September and October. She even contributed to the writing of and helped construct the BBC comedy-drama programme Sugartown, which aired for three episodes in 2011 and starred Tom Ellis, Sue Johnston, and Miranda Raison.
In the Hamlet production directed by Ian Rickson and staged at the Young Vic and having its world premiere in October 2011, Dexter was cast as Gertrude, playing opposite Michael Sheen. She even appeared in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as the White Witch at the Threesixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens up to September of 2012.
In the musical Viva Forever, which included the Spice Girls, Dexter portrayed the role of Simone in the same year. The following year, she appeared in an episode of the British television series Father Brown.