Friday 30 September 2016

Anne Kirkbride nominated for British Soap Award, four months after her death

Published 27/04/2015 | 12:15

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre for 42 years, sadly passed away in January this year aged just 60, after a short illness.
Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre for 42 years, sadly passed away in January this year aged just 60, after a short illness.
Ken and Deirdre's second wedding in 2005.
Ken and Deirdre first wedding in 1981.
LOVE TRIANGLE: 'Coronation Street' actors William Roache (left), who played Ken Barlow and Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin with Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow

Anne Kirkbride has been nominated for a British Soap Award, four months after the beloved Corrie actress's death.

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Anne, who played Deirdre Barlow on the soap for more than 40 years, passed away in January having been away from the soap since September last year.

The actress, who was 60 at the time of her death, has been nominated for Scene of the Year for a scene she filmed shortly before she left the soap.

In it, she throws a trifle in frustration after her daughter-in-law Carla Connor (Alison King) and daughter Tracy (Kate Ford) argue over Carla’s refusal to talk to Peter on the phone when he's in prison.

The drama results in Ken suggesting that Deirdre spend some time with her friend Bev.  The storyline was written to facilitate Anne's break from the soap to receive treatment.

The scene is up against Doctors - Strictly dancing, EasteEnders - Kathy comes home, Emmerdale - Donna's goodbye, and Hollyoaks - The train crash.

Anne's character Deirdre will be laid to rest on the soap in a funeral after a storyline which will see her character die and be mourned by the cast.

The Sun recently reported that Anne's husband David Beckett was consulted about the plans and is said to be "very happy" with how they will run.

Kirkbride, who was just 18 when she joined the soap, appeared in many colourful storylines, including one of her most memorable soap moments when Deirdre was jailed after being duped into a mortgage fraud by fiance Jon Lindsay.

We won't see the like of Corrie's Deirdre Barlow again  

The full shortlist of nominations:

Best British Soap

Coronation Street

Doctors

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Hollyoaks

 

Best Actor

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)

David Neilson (Roy Cropper, Coronation Street)

Danny Dyer (Mick Carter, EastEnders)

Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale, EastEnders)

Michael Parr (Ross Barton, Emmerdale)

 

Best Actress

Alison King (Carla Connor, Coronation Street)

Kellie Bright (Linda Carter, EastEnders)

Laurie Brett (Jane Beale, EastEnders)

Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe, Emmerdale)

Nikki Sanderson (Maxine Minniver, Hollyoaks)

 

Villain of the Year

Sean Ward (Callum Logan, Coronation Street)

Daniel Schutzmann (Franc Christophe, Doctors)

John Altman (Nick Cotton, EastEnders)

Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)

Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake, Hollyoaks)

 

Best Comedy Performance

Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster, Coronation Street)

Sarah Moyle (Valerie Pitman, Doctors)

Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard, EastEnders)

Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt, Emmerdale)

Fabrizio Santino (David 'Ziggy' Roscoe, Hollyoaks)

 

Best Newcomer

Sean Ward (Callum Logan, Coronation Street)

Jessica Regan (Niamh Donoghue, Doctors)

Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi, EastEnders)

Ryan Hawley (Robert Sugden, Emmerdale)

Twinnie-Lee Moore (Porsche McQueen, Hollyoaks)

 

Best Storyline

Steve and Michelle - Hearts And Minds (Coronation Street)

Kevin and Poppy - Underage Girlfriend (Doctors)

Who Killed Lucy? (EastEnders)

Donna's Demise (Emmerdale)

John Paul's Rape Ordeal (Hollyoaks)

 

Best Single Episode

Rob's confession (Coronation Street)

'Unfinished Business' (Doctors)

Episode 5020 - Live Episode (EastEnders)

Andy goes to the brink (Emmerdale)

Ste's HIV diagnosis (Hollyoaks)

 

Best Dramatic Performance

Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald, Coronation Street)

Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe, Doctors)

Kellie Bright (Linda Carter, EastEnders)

Natalie Anderson (Alicia Metcalfe, Emmerdale)

Keith Rice (Finn O'Connor, Hollyoaks)

 

Best On-Screen Partnership

Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally Webster and Tim Metcalfe, Coronation Street)

Ian Midlane and Jessica Regan (Al Haskey and Niamh Donoghue, Doctors)

Laurie Brett and Adam Woodyatt (Jane and Ian Beale, EastEnders)

Verity Rushworth and Michael Parr (Donna Windsor and Ross Barton, Emmerdale)

Ellis Hollins and Ruby O'Donnell (Tom Cunningham and Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)

 

Best Young Performance

Ellie Leach (Faye Windass, Coronation Street)

Jack Carroll (Peter Harker, Doctors)

Eliot Carrington (Bobby Beale, EastEnders)

Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor, Emmerdale)

Ruby O'Donnell (Peri Lomax, Hollyoaks)

 

Scene of the Year

Deirdre throws the trifle (Coronation Street)

Strictly dancing (Doctors)

Kathy comes home (EastEnders)

Donna's goodbye (Emmerdale)

The train crash (Hollyoaks)

 

The winners of the Outstanding Achievement, Outstanding Achievement: Off Screen and the inaugural Social Impact Award will be announced on the night.

 

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