Anne Reid

Anne Reid

English actress
Anne Reid MBE is a British stage, film and television actress, known for her roles as Valerie Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street ; Jean in the sitcom dinnerladies ; and her role as Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax for which she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.Wikipedia
BornMay 28, 1935
HometownJesmond, United Kingdom
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpousePeter Eckersley
ChildrenMark Eckersley
ParentsAnnie Eliza Weetman Reed , Colin Norman Reid

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Dinnerladies at 25: why the sitcom is Victoria Wood's greatest achievement

  • Twenty-five years ago today, the first episode of dinnerladies was broadcast (and, yes, that lower-case “D” is deliberate), titled Mondays (though it was a Thursday). After a quarter of a century, most sitcoms show their age. The shooting style looks stiff, the canned laughter sounds hollow, or the jokes have the yellowing patina of yesteryear. But the best never grow old.


2013British Academy of Film & Television ArtsLeading ActressLast Tango in HalifaxNominated
2004British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActress in a Leading RoleThe MotherNominated