The English author of four bestselling novels, including Getting Rid of Matthew (2007) and Got You Back (2008), she is also the longtime girlfriend of
She met Gervais at University College London in 1982. She began working on EastEnders three years later.
Her novels have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.
She grew up in London's Harrow neighborhood. She and
Adam Woodyatt starred on the BBC soap opera, EastEnders, which Fallon produced.