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Old 03-11-2012, 23:41
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Maybe she might be the next Ken Barlow in 30 years time
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:42
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She was 17 when he first appeared. I was surprised to read that.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:43
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She's only in her late 50's so she probably has another 30 years in her. However she will never be another Ken because she isn't an original character.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:44
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I always wonder if they have to splice together her scenes from multiple takes. I can't imagine that she doesn't have really dreadful coughing fits all the time when she has to speak forcefully, since she obviously smokes far too much listening to her voice.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:45
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She was 17 when he first appeared. I was surprised to read that.
She basically dedicated her life to Corrie. What a legend.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:47
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She basically dedicated her life to Corrie. What a legend.
Simon Gregson was 15 when he started on Corrie and doesn't look like quitting for a long time to come.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:51
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Simon Gregson was 15 when he started on Corrie and doesn't look like quitting for a long time to come.
That's what I like about the longtern actors the ones now just use soaps as stepping stones to boost their careers.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:58
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She basically dedicated her life to Corrie. What a legend.
Not suprised, the amount she's on. About 200k a year for having to whine at Ken and defend a cartoon killer.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:58
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She basically dedicated her life to Corrie. What a legend.
True. I think she's great.

She spoke movingly about Maggie Jones in the article as well. They shared a special relationship.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:58
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The great thing about Corrie compared with the the other soaps is that characters stay.
Ken-1960- Present
Rita- 1960's-present
Emily- 1961-Present
Deidre- 1970-Present
Gail- 1970's- Present
Audrey- 1980's- Present
Sally " "
Kevin" "
Steve " "

Recurring

Bill- 1985- Present (hopefully)
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:57
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She may not have a choice in the matter when Stuart Blackburn takes over.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:59
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That's what I like about the longtern actors the ones now just use soaps as stepping stones to boost their careers.
Hardly ever works though, does it?
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:10
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She was 17 when he first appeared. I was surprised to read that.
I used to watch old eps on Granada + and she looked middle-aged in the 80s but maybe it was the fashion then.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:12
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Sadly she is a rather average actor and would find it rather cold ouside I fear if she left the cushy number when the regular pay day from our favourite soap. She looks more like a gnarled oak tree every day and looks about the say age as Sue Nichols (Audrey) who is 72.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:20
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I'm glad she's chosen to stay - it's nice continuity. More stuffed marrows!
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:06
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Sadly she is a rather average actor and would find it rather cold ouside I fear if she left the cushy number when the regular pay day from our favourite soap. She looks more like a gnarled oak tree every day and looks about the say age as Sue Nichols (Audrey) who is 72.
Sue Nicholls is 68 actually, there is only 7 years difference between her and Helen Worth (Gail) who is 62.
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:15
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Hardly a shock/surprise headline, given that she's receiving a fantastic amount of money for a small amount of (not particularly difficult) work.

Next week : what popes do in the woods.
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:25
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The great thing about Corrie compared with the the other soaps is that characters stay.
Ken-1960- Present
Rita- 1960's-present
Emily- 1961-Present
Deidre- 1970-Present
Gail- 1970's- Present
Audrey- 1980's- Present
Sally " "
Kevin" "
Steve " "

Recurring

Bill- 1985- Present (hopefully)
Good point, and I think that's another reason why so many people would cite Corrie as their favourite soap. It's because most people have 'grown up' with a lot of the characters and they have become (at least a peripheral) part of their lives. With times as they are, I think it's important for people to have some 'constants' in their life. People like Ken, Rita, Emily, Deirdre and Gail have been around for as long as I can remember, and I really wouldn't be happy to lose any of them. Long may they all reign.
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:27
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I'm glad she's chosen to stay - it's nice continuity. More stuffed marrows!
The world can never have too many stuffed marrows.

Just ask Ken!
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