Anne Kirkbride

Anne was born in Oldham, Lancashire, on 21 June 1954. Her father Jack was a cartoonist and her brother John is an author. Anne joined Oldham Rep as soon as she left school and got her first break on TV in a Jack Rosenthal play, Another Sunday And Sweet FA. She was just 18 when she was offered the part of Deirdre in Coronation Street and soon became a regular.