Thursday 14 November 2019

RIP Anne Kirkbride - her top ten moments as Corrie's Deirdre Barlow

Anne Kirkbride
Anne Kirkbride
File photo dated 25/07/11 of Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride as she unveiled the new wax figure of her on screen character Deirdre Barlow at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, as she has died after a short illness, her husband David Beckett said
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File photo dated 23/05/83 of Coronation Street actors William Roache (left), who played Ken Barlow and Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin with Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, as she has died after a short illness, her husband David Beckett said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 19, 2015. See PA story DEATH Kirkbride. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
File photo of (left right front) Anne kirkbride, Doris Speed and Bill Roache, (left - right back) Ken Farrington and Alan Rothwell on the set of Coronation Street as actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, has died after a short illness, her husband David Beckett said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 19, 2015. See PA story DEATH Kirkbride. Photo credit should read: Malcolm Croft/PA Wire
Bill Roache and Anne Kirkbride as Ken and Deirdre Barlow
Anne Kirkbride and Bill Roache
Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, has died after a short illness, her husband David Beckett said tonight. Credit: PA/PA Wire
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Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the part of the "legendary" Deirdre Barlow, has died after a short illness. Here we remember just a few of her Coronation Street highlights:

2012

Deirdre suffers a setback when husband Ken spends time with his former lover Wendy Papadopoulos. But Deirdre puts up a fight for Ken.

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Anne Kirkbride and Bill Roache

2010

In an eventful year, Deirdre comes to blows with Gail after Deirdre's kiss with conman Lewis Archer - who was romantically involved with Audrey Roberts - is exposed. She gets a face full of cake as the pair come to blows.

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Anne Kirkbride

2010

Deirdre mourns the death of her mother, Blanche. But there is some good news - Tracy is released early from prison.

2007

Deirdre is devastated when Tracy is accused of murdering her boyfriend, Charlie. Tracy is found guilty and sent to prison

2005

Wedding bells, again, for Deirdre as she remarries Ken. But her former husband, Ray Langton, dies at the reception at the Rovers.

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Anne Kirkbride and Bill Roache

1998

Deirdre is sent to prison after a former lover implicates her in a bank fraud scheme. A tabloid newspaper campaign on her behalf is swiftly mounted - and even Tony Blair called for Deirdre to be freed. Her jail ordeal lasts three weeks.

1995

Samir offers to donate a kidney to Tracy, who needs a transplant. But Samir is attacked on the way to hospital, and Deirdre is forced to decide to switch off his life support.

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Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, has died after a short illness, her husband David Beckett said tonight. Credit: PA/PA Wire

1994

Some good news for Deirdre, for a change, as she finds love with Moroccan toyboy Samir Rachid on holiday. They marry.

1983

High drama as Ken learns about Deirdre's fling with Mike Baldwin. "You never wanted me, Ken," she tearfully tells her husband - before actor Bill Roache gets his hands around Deirdre's neck.

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File photo of (left right front) Anne kirkbride, Doris Speed and Bill Roache, (left - right back) Ken Farrington and Alan Rothwell on the set of Coronation Street as actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, has died after a short illness

1979

A lorry crashes into the front of the Rovers Return - and Deirdre fears daughter Tracy is buried under the wreckage. A hysterical Deirdre claws at the piles of spilled planks, fearing the worst - but it turns out Tracy is safe.

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