Amanda Barrie, a Coronation Street star and acting great, makes an appearance in tonight’s Casualty episode.
Despite making numerous TV appearances throughout the years, Amanda Barrie is best remembered for her part in the ITV serial opera.
Let’s review her stint in Corrie and some other noteworthy characters before she makes a debut in the Holby ED.
Who is Amanda Barrie?
Amanda Barrie, a native of Lancashire and born Shirley Ann Broadbent, is an actress.
She attended St. Anne’s College and afterwards received training at the London Arts Educational School and Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre School.
Who did Amanda play in Coronation Street?
Alma Halliwell was portrayed by Amanda from 1981 to 2001.
The owner of Jim’s Café on Rosamund Street, Alma was married to Mike Baldwin, a man who would do anything to defeat Ken (William Roache).
In 1982, Alma filed for divorce from her first husband, Jim Sedgewick, after he left her for a florist.
When financial difficulties started, Alma sold 40% of the company and co-ran it with Gail (Helen Worth) until 1997.
She then sold Roy the remaining portion of her stock (David Neilson).
At 2001, Alma’s time in Weatherfield came to an end. At age 55, she received a cervical cancer diagnosis, at which point she passed away.
Who does Amanda play in Casualty?
In tonight’s Casualty episode, Amanda plays Elsie, a patient who comes into the ED from a nursing home.
Enough said about Elsie’s verbal prowess—most of which are directed towards Faith (Kirsty Mitchell).
What else has Amanda been in?
Cleopatra in 1964 and Anthea in 1963 were the roles Amanda played in the two Carry On movies.
She is also well-known for playing Beverley Tull in the hit television series Bad Girls from 2003 to 2006.
Her most recent appearance was in Holby City.
In a 2012 episode that was shown, Amanda’s character was known as Annabella Casey; in 2017, she made a comeback to the medical drama as Jenny Cox.