Corrie stars pay last tribute to Anne Kirkbride at Manchester memorial service
The cast of Coronation Street gathered together this morning to celebrate the life of their colleague Anne Kirkbride in a Manchester memorial service held in her honour.
Members of the long-running soap attended the ceremony in Manchester Cathedral today, to honour the actress who played Street favourite Deirdre Barlow for more than 40 years.
Anne’s co-star and onscreen husband William Roache will be among those giving readings at the service, as well as Beverly Callard, Elle Mulvaney and Coronation Street’s executive producer Kieran Roberts.
Photos of Anne’s years throughout the soap will be displayed to the congregation throughout the service and tributes will be paid to the woman who was such an intricate part of the Coronation Street’s most exciting plots.
The actress’ husband Dave Beckett gathered with Anne’s colleagues to organise the special ceremony and helped them choose music representative of her life.
An exhibition of Anne’s artwork will also be on view.
The actress passed away in January after a long battle with cancer.