Amanda Barrie Biography
Amanda Barrie was born on 14th September 1936 in Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom. She is an actress popularly known for her role as Alma Sedgewick in Coronation Street which she played on and off for 20 years.
Barrie attended St Anne’s College, St Anne’s on Sea. She then trained at the Arts Educational School in London and later at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
She appeared in pantomime as a child and was a dancer before acting in a number of British television and film roles in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as presenting Hickory House with former Coronation Street star Alan Rothwell between 1973 and 1977. She was also in two of the Carry On films, a long-running series of British comedy films: she had a supporting turn as a cab driver in Carry On Cabby (1963) and took the title role in Carry On Cleo (1964), which helped her on her way to becoming an international star of stage and screen.
Amanda Barrie Age
She was born on 14th September 1936 in Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom.
Amanda Barrie Net Worth
Her net worth is unknown.
Amanda Barrie Husband
Amanda Barrie had a relationship with singer Billy Fury in the mid 1960s after they met while filming I’ve Gotta Horse. Fury proposed to her, but she did not accept. In 1967, Barrie married theatre director Robin Hunter. They separated in the mid-1980s, but never divorced; he died in 2004. The couple have no children.
Amanda Barrie Wife
She came out as bisexual in her autobiography, It’s Not a Rehearsal and for many years was in a relationship with actress Heather Chasen. On 12 September 2014 she married her long term partner Hilary Bonner.
Amanda Barrie Wedding
She tied the knot with long-term partner Hilary Bonner on 12 September 2014. The big day in September 2014, two days before her 79th birthday, was very much a showbiz affair, with former Corrie co-star Helen Worth, who plays Gail McIntyre, leading the celebrity charge.
Amanda Barrie Movies and TV Shows
Amanda Barrie Movies
- 1975: One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
- 1965: I’ve Gotta Horse
- 1964: Carry On Cleo
- 1963: Carry On Cabby
- 1963: Doctor in Distress
- 2015: Tea For Two
Amanda Barrie TV Shows
- Since 1960: Coronation Street
- 1999 – 2006: Bad Girls
- 2004 – 2009: Hell’s Kitchen
- 1973 – 1977: Hickory House
- 1967: The Reluctant Romeo
- Since 1962: Bulldog Breed
- Since 1968: Ooh La La!
- Since 1980: Time Of My Life
Amanda Barrie reveals why surprise friendship with Ann Widdecombe blossomed despite being ‘miles apart on every little thing’
Source: Mirror UK
Amanda Barrie has revealed why her surprise friendship with Ann Widdecombe blossomed on Celebrity Big Brother .
The Corrie legend and former Tory MP became close companions in the famous house despite their drastically different views
Despite being “miles apart on every little thing”, including gay marriage, Amanda explained they just “never brought it up”.
The 82-year-old, who became the tenth housemate to be evicted on Tuesday night, felt it would have been “impolite” to bring up any divisive topics of conversation.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, she said: “I know we are so miles apart on every little thing, from politics, she certainly doesn’t approve of ladies getting married and things, but both of us just never brought it up.
“I think it would have been impolite, it was a form of manners just to avoid those things and get on with it.”
Amanda adamantly claimed she “doesn’t like labels” and frequently defended Ann in the house, most recently in a clash with drag queen Shayne Jenek.
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Lorraine wanted to know how two women who have “not got less in common” managed to get on in such a heated environment.
Amanda said: “We were sort of in a dormitory together. We were sleeping together in the nicest possible way. I don’t want to rub off onto her any of my life.”
Lorraine joked: “It would do her good.”
Laughing, Amanda continued: “She’d come marching in here if you were saying that. We were toe to toe and it’s a long time.
“We actually made friends because the boys were out there doing what they were doing in the pool. She kept saying ‘I wish they’d be quiet’.
“I said “If they keep quiet we’re going to have to go there and do something so we’ll just stay here and talk.'”
Lorraine argued that Ann was a bit of a “killjoy”, “wet blanket” and “completely intolerant” of other people on the show.
But coming to her defence, Amanda said: “I find it funny to see someone trying to defy the odds, she was never going to win, which in itself was lovely.”
She admitted it was “surreal” to be out of the house after being watched by cameras for weeks.
Amanda confessed she did want Jess Impiazzi to win the series, but now wants Wayne Sleep to come out on top.
She added: “I want Wayne to win, I want Wayne to win the ‘year of the woman’. The thing with him he’s put in so much energy and people don’t realise. He puts in 24 hours, he keeps going.
“I’ve danced with Wayne Sleep, sung with Boyzone and Ginuwine, what a privilege.”