Updated 11th October 2003
Olivia ("Ollie") Reynolds
(17 June) 1999 - 1 October 2003)
Played by: Vicky Binns
Ollie arrived in the village in summer
1999, and instantly came across as the tomboy of the Reynolds
family. Ollie got herself into a lot of trouble in autumn
1999 including various scams with Zak Dingle and getting
drunk, leading to Mandy Dingle getting sent to prison for
About Vicky Binns:
Profile from former official site
Played by Vicky
"... Troubled teenager Ollie Reynolds, played by 20-year-old Vicky Binns, will leave the show later this year, bosses add. She has decided to move on after four years in the soap.
Story filed: 11:10 Friday 4th July 2003"
Actress Vicky Binns has decided to leave the soap after a very successful four years to seek her fortune in pastures new.
Poor Ollie has had a very rough ride during her brief residence in Emmerdale. She has had to watch her beloved parents split up after dad Sean had a passionate affair with toff Lady Tara. Then she and her brother Marc were in a horrific car crash with other pals and Mark went to prison after it was revealed he was driving the vehicle.
Ollie fell for the charms of bad boy Cain Dingle who slept with her as a way to get back at love interest Angie - Ollie's own mother! The romance proved deadly when policewoman Angie got involved with Cain again and ended up dying in a horror smash while racing to catch the criminal Dingle.
Fortunately, Ollie eventually found love and stability with long-term boyfriend Danny Daggert and set up home with him and granddad Len.
And Vicky is delighted that her final storyline in the show is a positive one. Ollie will leave for Manchester University on Wednesday.
Vicky laughs, "She deserves to leave on a high. I think she'd crumble if anything else bad happened to her."
A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The following is one of those profiles.© 2001
Actress Vicky Binns, who plays Ollie Reynolds, says her character is, in part, modelled on childhood memories.Vicky and her best friend were key figures at the local youth club near Lancashire, where they grew up."I suppose I've modelled Ollie on that a bit," she says. "Sometimes I read the scripts and think 'I remember when my best friend did that' and it just triggers a memory in the back of my mindVicky has taken part in pantomime at The Met Arts Centre in Bury for the last five years.
1999 Unlike her upright citizen of a brother, Marc, Ollie was a real wild child. After her family moved next door to the dodgy Dingles, she struck up a friendship with petty thief and poacher Zak. Her police sergeant mum, Angie, was furious, but she had to thank Zak when Ollie was nearly electrocuted. Zak saved her from the resulting fire.
2000 Ollie was expelled from school after heading a gang of petty thieves and she ran away from home. She ended up taking refuge in the Sugden's barn, plotting to head for London. Andy Hopwood helped her hide, but she eventually returned home.
2001 Just as she was starting to settle down her life was rocked by her parent's break-up. Her dad Sean had been having an affair with Lady Tara and a distraught Ollie phoned her granddad Len to come an help out.