Haydn studied languages at Nottingham University, in the English midlands, then worked as a teacher in Italy for five years before deciding to try her luck at acting when she was in her mid-twenties. She first came to national attention in 1990 in Drop the Dead Donkey, and has been in several shows since then.
She lives in London with her partner, Jason Phipps, who is a psychotherapist. They have two sons, Orlando, born in 1997, and Harry, born three years later.
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