Inside Emmerdale star Jonny McPherson’s life away from the soap and relationship with co-star Natalie J Robb

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If you’re an Emmerdale fan they may well recognise character Liam Cavanagh who plays the local GP on the show.

The part of Liam is played by actor Jonny McPherson and the star hit headlines not too long ago as it was revealed he’s dating co-star and Moira Barton actress Natalie J Robb.

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Who is Jonny McPherson?

Jonny, 38, is from Kingston-Upon-Thames and he trained to become an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

The star landed the role of the Dales GP in Emmerdale in 2013, and he makes regular appearances on the hit show.

As well as Emmerdale, credits of Jonny’s include Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution, Night Owls and 'Til Death.


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And it’s not just screen acting that Jonny has done, as the star has also played Hamlet in a sell-out run.

Acting to one side, if Jonny’s IMDB is anything to go by then the talented star is also a qualified wine taster, scuba diver and he can speak French.

Jonny McPherson’s dating life

Jonny is currently dating co-star Natalie, and the sweet pair confirmed their relationship after igniting a spark while on a trip to Lapland and they moved in together during the first UK lockdown.

Jonny told the Daily Mirror: “We had to make a decision as lots of couples did. We decided to move in together and so, yes, lockdown did fast forward our relationship.

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“We get on so well. We come from quite different backgrounds but we are essentially the same person. We are both a pair of big kids. We have exactly the same stupid humour.”

Jonny added that he and Natalie had no issues getting on while living together in lockdown.

He said: “There is nowhere to hide during lockdown. It's a real test of whether you do get on with a person and thankfully we got through with flying colours.


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“We hadn't spent any proper time together until that Lapland trip and we got on like a house on fire."

Gushing over his girlfriend, Jonny added: “I have learnt so much from Natalie. She has been working on TV since she was knee high. We both love the work so much, we spend whole evenings discussing scripts and learning lines.

“I am so lucky as Natalie and I both love acting and as long as I'm working then I am delighted. I have a fantastic job and Natalie is wonderful, too.”

Does Jonny McPherson have social media?

You can find Jonny over on Twitter where he has just shy of 6,000 followers.

In his most recent tweet, the actor shares a snap of his adorable dog and penned: “I realise I’m enormously biased as every dog owner almost immediately becomes but as dogs go she’s quite cute isn’t she?”

Jonny’s social media suggests he also enjoys spending time on his barge, and he attends boat festivals and travels around, lapping up the scenery.

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