5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[Kirkbride on not having children]: "I had vaguely thought about it over the years ad thought it might happen, but it just never did. It's never been a huge problem. I don't think I've missed anything vital in my life. You see documentaries about women who are absolutely desperate to have a baby but I've never felt like that. I never had that overwhelming need that some women seem to have. I love...
In April 2015, the producers of Coronation Street
(1960) announced that Kirkbride's character, Deirdre Barlow, will pass away in the series and be given an onscreen funeral. This occurred on the show in July 2015.