When you are fighting an attraction and you’re forced to do scenes like that, it’s ­inevitable. In pictures: Anne Kirkbride View gallery William Roache, who played Anne’s on-screen husband Ken Barlow, said: “I feel Anne’s loss so personally having worked closely with her … We don’t live in each other’s pockets. Beverley and husband Jon McEwan hurriedly dressed and dashed to Salford Royal Hospital where they met Anne and David just as she was being wheeled into A&E. Anne Kirkbride (21 June 1954 – 19 January 2015) was an English actress, known for her long-running role as Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, which she played for 42 years from 1972 to 2014. Anne has left her entire fortune to her husband David Beckett, an actor whom she met when he played her boyfriend on Corrie. Anne Kirkbride, the Coronation Street icon Deirdre Barlow has died aged 60, after 44 years of starring on the soap. David Beckett was forced to … For this role, she posthumously received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2015 British Soap Awards. Our thoughts are with David and their family.". Deirdre wastes no time chatting up Alan Howard before she knows he is married. Anne Kirkbride's final photo shows her enjoying Christmas Day with her family SHE passed away unexpectedly on January 19, and her funeral is expected to … “[Anne] was such a loving and vibrant person. I’m still very sensitive to her feelings.”. We are totally different but we just love each other. For the latest updates and tributes to Anne, click here. David and the programme's cast and crew are heartbroken and deeply saddened… I suggest we go for a walk on the beach and he says, ‘Why?’ But it doesn’t matter. Tributes are pouring in from Corrie co-stars, friends, family and fans following the tragic news. David first appeared in Weatherfield as Deirdre’s joiner boyfriend Dave Barton. [2], Kirkbride was noticed by casting directors for the British soap opera Coronation Street when she acted in a Jack Rosenthal play, Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. The actress , who played the much loved Deirdre Barlow in the soap, died at a Manchester hospital on Monday night, with her husband, David Beckett, confirming the news in  an emotional statement. “He was trekking all over the place going to auditions," Anne explained. Maybe then I’ll attract the right person’. A statement from ITV last night said: "David and the programme's cast and crew are heartbroken and deeply saddened at the loss of Anne who has been a Coronation Street icon for 44 years.". Anne Kirkbride has died after a short illness aged 60. Anne Kirkbride 's husband has insisted the Coronation Street actress "had not touched a drop of alcohol in 30 years" before her death. They met on the set of Coronation Street, when Beckett joined the cast as her character Deirdre's boyfriend. I hate sport, he loves it. Anne Kirkbride with her on-screen husband Bill Roache "She was always loving, always happy. “They showed me his picture and I said he looked like a Leo. She was born in Oldham, Lancashire,[1] the daughter of Jack Kirkbride, a cartoonist for the Oldham Evening Chronicle. Her late father Jack Kirkbride also gave an interview in the documentary in 2001. David is said to be utterly heartbroken and deeply saddened at the loss of Anne who has been a Coronation Street icon for 44 years. CORONATION Street fans were left ‘sobbing’ as ITV took them on a walk down memory lane. He was previously married to Anne Kirkbride. “It had been four years with nothing resembling a relationship and then David walked into my dressing room," Anne said. “He’d be the first to admit he’s not the most romantic man. Before she met David, Anne, who suffered from clinical depression, admitted she’d given up on men after a string of failed ­relationships. I tried to fight it. But Anne admitted: “Once we had to do love scenes, it was ­different. Anne's on-screen husband William Roache (who played Ken Barlow) said she looked youthful and 'beautiful' the last time he saw her - just one day before she lost her battle. Anne Kirkbride was born on June 21, 1954 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The actor Adam Woodyatt dedicated the "Best British Soap" award EastEnders won to Kirkbride, referring to her as "the Weatherfield One",[12] referencing the Coronation Street storyline which saw Deirdre wrongly imprisoned for fraud. Final farewell: Actor Bill Roache, who played Anne Kirkbride's husband in the soap, is greeted by hundreds of fans after the service. [8][9][10][11] Her funeral was held on 27 January 2015 in a private ceremony. Anne Kirkbride's death in January came as a huge shock to her Coronation Street castmates and millions of fans. William Roache, who played her on-screen husband, Ken Barlow, said in a statement about Kirkbride: I feel Anne’s loss so personally having worked closely with her for over 40 years. At the 2015 British Soap Awards, she posthumously received the Outstanding Achievement award, which was accepted by her husband.[4]. To have her as a partner for the past 40 years, I couldn't have been more blessed. Anne Kirkbride was an alcoholic claims Coronation Street screen husband Bill Roache 83-year-old Corrie legend Bill, who played Ken Barlow opposite … explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. “She … The first question I asked him was what his star sign was, and he said ‘I’m a Leo’. David is said to be utterly heartbroken and deeply saddened at the loss of Anne who has been a Coronation Street icon for 44 years, Don't miss out on the biggest soaps gossip! We both enjoy watching Star Trek together.”. Deirdre Anne Barlow (née Hunt, previously Langton and Rachid) is a long-standingfictional character in the UK television ITV Granada soap opera, Coronation Street. “We eat together every night and when he goes to bed I’ll take over and watch all the science fiction and ghost and zombie things I like. I work, David’s got his golf. Deirdre, then aged 39, fell in love with Samir, a 21-year-old Moroccan waiter she met while on holiday in August 1994. She played the bit part of Deirdre Hunt in Coronation Street from November 1972. “When David and I met there was an instant attraction, but I didn’t want to get involved with him. “It took me a long time to convince him that he wasn’t any less in my eyes if he didn’t work. “But it works. She also completed a documentary in 2001 also entitled Deirdre & Me. She is most remembered for … It wasn’t nice for her, but she was ­absolutely brilliant when it all ­happened and I still feel bad about it. It was revealed she had Irish ancestry in Gort, County Galway. Anne Kirkbride (21 June 1954 – 19 January 2015) was an English actress, known for her long-running role as Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, which she played for 42 years from 1972 to 2014.For this role, she posthumously received the Outstanding Achievement Award at … “He’s not spiritual, I am. She brought Samir to Weatherfield, insisting that it was much more than a holiday romance. We both did," she told us . Bill – who played Anne’s onscreen husband Ken Barlow for four decades – said the 60-year-old had believed in ‘life after death’ and ‘loved angels’. Anne credited alcohol as the fuel for romance in their relationship, joking that after a few glasses of wine her man would always start looking at her lovingly. We feel blessed and honoured to have known her. The pair wed in 1992, a year before Anne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1993. He was originally credited as "Samir Raship". If I needed romance I wouldn’t be with him," she told us. 13:40, 19 JAN 2016 A … “After that we worked together for six months and got on really well. I wouldn’t be without him. Anne’s late husband David Beckett announced on Monday evening that she had passed away peacefully in a Manchester hospital after a short illness. At the 20th National Television Awards, held two days after Kirkbride's death, her on-screen partner and close friend from Coronation Street, William Roache, paid tribute to Kirkbride during the ceremony. British Actress Anne Kirkbride was born on 21st June, 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK and passed away on 19th Jan 2015 Manchester, England, UK aged 60. 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Deirdre Barlow (also Hunt, Langton and Rachid) is a fictional character from the English ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, played by Anne Kirkbride.She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 20 November 1972, her final appearance was on 8 October 2014. ‘It was a privilege to say goodbye. 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