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Anne Reid (I)


After several small roles in the classic 1950s British TV shows 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Hancock's Half Hour' she found fame as Ken Barlow's wife Valerie in the #1 UK TV show 'Coronation Street' she remained with the show for a decade before leaving to give birth and bring up her son. Her character was accidentally electrocuted while ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Our Zoo (TV Series) (completed)
Lucy Mottershead
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Lucy Mottershead
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Lucy Mottershead
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Lucy Mottershead
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Lucy Mottershead
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Lucy Mottershead
 2014 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Geraldine
- Sardines (2014) ... Geraldine
 2012-2013 Last Tango in Halifax (TV Series)
Celia
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... Celia
- Episode #2.5 (2013) ... Celia
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... Celia
- Episode #2.3 (2013) ... Celia
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Celia
 2013 Tea Time in Haworth (Short)
Jean
 2013 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Daisy Luttrell
- Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013) ... Daisy Luttrell
 2013 The Last Witch (TV Movie)
Miranda
 2013/I Believe
Jean Busby
 2013 Prisoners Wives (TV Series)
Margaret
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... Margaret
- Episode #2.3 (2013) ... Margaret
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Margaret
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... Margaret
 2012 Unfinished Song
Brenda
 2011 The Jury II (TV Series)
June Brierley
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... June Brierley
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... June Brierley
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... June Brierley
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... June Brierley
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... June Brierley
 2011 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Mrs. Dingley
 2011 Foster
Diane
 2011 Marchlands (TV Series)
Ruth Bowen (2010)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Ruth Bowen (2010)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Ruth Bowen (2010)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Ruth Bowen (2010)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Ruth Bowen (2010)
 2011 Grandpa in My Pocket (TV Series)
Madame Vibrato
- Boom a Boom Whoop Zing Zoo! (2011) ... Madame Vibrato
 2010 Moving On (TV Series)
Diane
- I am Darleen Fyles (2010) ... Diane
 2010 New Tricks (TV Series)
Sophie Urquhart
- It Smells of Books (2010) ... Sophie Urquhart
 2010 Cemetery Junction
Freddie's Gran
 2010 Five Days (TV Series)
Jen Mason
- Day 102 (2010) ... Jen Mason
- Day 37 (2010) ... Jen Mason
- Day 8 (2010) ... Jen Mason
- Day 2 (2010) ... Jen Mason
- Day 1 (2010) ... Jen Mason
 2008 Faintheart
Barbara
 2008/I Affinity
Mrs. Brink
 2008 Shameless (TV Series)
Joan Dallimore
- Episode #5.9 (2008) ... Joan Dallimore
 2007 Hit for Six
Show Producer
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Sister Agnes
- Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007) ... Sister Agnes
 2004-2006 Life Begins (TV Series)
Brenda Thornhill
- Episode #3.6 (2006) ... Brenda Thornhill
- Episode #3.1 (2006) ... Brenda Thornhill
- Episode #2.8 (2005) ... Brenda Thornhill
- When Lifes Collide (2005) ... Brenda Thornhill
- Hidden Pain (2005) ... Brenda Thornhill
 2006 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series)
Gypsy Woman
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Gypsy Woman
 2006 The Booze Cruise III (TV Movie)
Grace
 2006 The True Voice of Murder (TV Movie)
 2005 The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt (TV Movie)
Grace Stringer
 2005 A Little Trip to Heaven
Martha
 2004 Rose and Maloney (TV Series)
Bea Linden
- Episode #2.2 (2004) ... Bea Linden
- Episode #2.1 (2004) ... Bea Linden
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Mrs. Monticue
 2003 Love Actually
Headmistress (scenes deleted, uncredited)
 2003 The Booze Cruise (TV Movie)
Grace
 2003 The Mother
May
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Sarah Proudie
- A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) ... Sarah Proudie
 2002 Sweet Charity (TV Short)
Agnes
 2001 Linda Green (TV Series)
Yvonne Mott
- Rest in Peace (2001) ... Yvonne Mott
 2000 Liam
Mrs. Abernathy
 1998-2000 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Jean
- Toast (2000) ... Jean
- Gravy (2000) ... Jean
- Christine (2000) ... Jean
- Minnellium (1999) ... Jean
- Christmas (1999) ... Jean
 1993-1999 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Rita Barrat
- New Beginnings (1999) ... Rita Barrat
- Moving On (1999) ... Rita Barrat
- Change of Life (1999) ... Rita Barrat
- Buying Time (1999) ... Rita Barrat
- Wood for the Trees (1999) ... Rita Barrat
 1998-1999 Playing the Field (TV Series)
Mrs. Gill
- Episode #2.7 (1999) ... Mrs. Gill
- Episode #2.5 (1999) ... Mrs. Gill
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... Mrs. Gill
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... Mrs. Gill
 1999 Lost for Words (TV Movie)
Gloria Brooks
 1997 Spark (TV Series)
Mrs. Rudge
- The Girl at the Bull's Head (1997) ... Mrs. Rudge
- Ursula Sober This Time (1997) ... Mrs. Rudge
- Ursula (1997) ... Mrs. Rudge
- Beth Again (1997) ... Mrs. Rudge
- Beth (1997) ... Mrs. Rudge
 1993-1997 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Aunt Alison / Marjorie Doubleday
- Affairs of the Heart (1997) ... Aunt Alison
- Baby Blues (1993) ... Marjorie Doubleday
 1996-1997 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson / Gwen / Mother
- Visiting Day (1997) ... Mrs. Thompson
- The Lift (1996) ... Gwen
- Don't Dilly Dally on the Way (1996) ... Mother
 1997 Love and Death on Long Island
Maureen (as Ann Reid)
 1997 The Wingless Bird (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Conway
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Alice Conway
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Alice Conway
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Alice Conway
 1996 Sometime, Never (TV Series)
Annette
- Getting Results (1996) ... Annette
 1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Hilda Townsend
- A High Profile (1996) ... Hilda Townsend
 1995 A Close Shave (Short)
Wendolene (voice)
 1995 The Infiltrator (TV Movie)
Ingrid Fischer
 1994 Seaforth (TV Series)
Aunt Enid
- Till Death (1994) ... Aunt Enid
- This Evil World (1994) ... Aunt Enid
 1994 Pat and Margaret (TV Movie)
Maeve
 1992-1994 Firm Friends (TV Mini-Series)
Wendy Holmes
- Episode #2.4 (1994) ... Wendy Holmes
- Episode #2.3 (1994) ... Wendy Holmes
- Episode #2.2 (1994) ... Wendy Holmes
- Episode #2.1 (1994) ... Wendy Holmes
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Wendy Holmes
 1994 Where the Buffalo Roam (TV Movie)
Pam
 1994 Roughnecks (TV Series)
 1993 Micky Love (TV Movie)
Jenny
 1992 An Ungentlemanly Act (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mozeley
 1992 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Joyce Virson
- Kissing the Gunner's Daughter: Part One (1992) ... Joyce Virson
 1992 Crime Story (TV Series)
Muriel McKay
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Barbara
- Will You Still Love Me? (1992) ... Barbara
 1991 Rich Tea and Sympathy (TV Series)
Sally
- Waiters & Whoopie Cushions (1991) ... Sally
- Sinners & Sea Bass (1991) ... Sally
- Vegetable Samosas & Virgins (1991) ... Sally
- Socks & Self Denial (1991) ... Sally
- Poppadoms & Peeping Toms (1991) ... Sally
 1991 Very Big Very Soon (TV Series)
Susan Driscoll
- The Taxman (1991) ... Susan Driscoll
 1991 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Nurse Edwards
- The Anniversary (1991) ... Nurse Edwards
 1991 Josie Smith (TV Series)
Miss Potts
- Josie Smith and the Princess (1991) ... Miss Potts
- Josie Smith and the New Teacher (1991) ... Miss Potts
 1990 Made in Heaven (TV Series)
Wilma
- The Big Match (1990) ... Wilma
 1990 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1990)
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
Geraldine
- Mrs Worthington's Daughter (1989) ... Geraldine
 1989 Victoria Wood (TV Series)
Sheila / Enid
- The Library (1989) ... Sheila
- Mens Sana in Thingummy Doodah (1989) ... Enid
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Pam Radley
- Dawn and the Candidate (1989) ... Pam Radley
 1988 Boon (TV Series)
Yvonne Temple
- Beef Encounter (1988) ... Yvonne Temple
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawke
- Inappropriate Behaviour (1987) ... Mrs. Hawke
 1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Pam Twill
- Episode #2.1 (1986) ... Pam Twill
 1985 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Joan
- All, or Nothing at All (1985) ... Joan
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Bagnet
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Mrs. Bagnet
 1984 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Ruth
- Lucifer (1984) ... Ruth
 1981 My Father's House (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Kitty
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Aunt Kitty
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Aunt Kitty
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Aunt Kitty
 1979-1980 The Mallens (TV Series)
Mathilda Bensham
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... Mathilda Bensham
- Episode #2.1 (1980) ... Mathilda Bensham
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Mathilda Bensham
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Mathilda Bensham
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Florence Davenport / Mrs. Davenport / Grace Cook
- A Man with Everything: Part 2 (1978) ... Florence Davenport
- A Man with Everything: Part 1 (1978) ... Mrs. Davenport
- Michael: Part 1 (1978) ... Grace Cook
 1978 Strangers (TV Series)
Audrey Stephens
- Right and Wrong (1978) ... Audrey Stephens
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Alice
- One of the Boys (1978) ... Alice
 1977 Heydays Hotel (TV Movie)
 1977 Fathers and Families (TV Mini-Series)
Martha Frend
- Left for Dead (1977) ... Martha Frend
 1976 Red Letter Day (TV Series)
Sheila Harding
- Matchfit (1976) ... Sheila Harding
 1975 Nightingale's Boys (TV Series)
Claire Selby
- Spivvy (1975) ... Claire Selby
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Margery Birkenshaw
- The Complaint (1973) ... Margery Birkenshaw
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Eileen Morris
- Edward G: Like the Filmstar (1973) ... Eileen Morris
 1972 Buggins' Ermine (TV Movie)
Lily
 1957-1959 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Secretary / Actress
- The Tycoon (1959)
- Lady Chatterley's Revenge (1957) ... Actress (as Ann Reid)
 1958 Room 43
Woman getting married (uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Alison / Melissa / Betsey
- Farewell to Tuck. (1958) ... Alison
- Elixir of Youth (1958) ... Melissa
- One Man's Meat (1958) ... Betsey (as Ann Reid)
 1958 Time Is the Enemy (TV Series)
Patience Mee
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Alice
- The Rossiters (1958) ... Alice
 1957 The Machine Breakers (TV Series)
Mary
- The Oath (1957) ... Mary
 1957 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1957)
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Other Works:

Played Mother in "The York Realist", a new play by Peter Gill - The Lowery Salford/ Old Vic, Bristol (2001)/ Royal Court Theatre/ Strand Theatre, London (2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anne Reid MBE | Ann Reid

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being awarded the MBE in June 2010] Thrilled and delighted and amazed. See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared twice in the series 'Doctor Who', playing different characters, in 1989's 'The Curse of Fenric' and 2007's 'Smith and Jones'. See more »

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