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Anne Kirkbride

21 June 1954 to 19 January 2015

A British actress renowned for her role as Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street (1972-2014), Kirkbride's only screen credit outside of the character was in ITV’s Sunday Night Theatre (1972). She became synonymous with the part of the bespectacled, marriage-happy Deirde during her 32 years on the soap opera.

Read Anne Kirkbride's Guardian obituary here