She also seldom actually put the cigarette to her lips. She said: "I loved being there. Community content is available under. Playing an older character has also made Sue think about her own age – and turning 70, which she still can’t believe. Gloria is also occasionally still mentioned in scripts, as her granddaughter Eva remains on the Street. Susan "Sue" Johnston OBE was born on 7th December, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire.She is a BAFTA nominated actress best known for playing Sheila Grant in the long-running soap opera Brookside, Grace Foley in Waking the Dead and Barbara Royle in the BBC comedy series The Royle Family.Having previously guest-starred on Coronation Street as Mrs Chadwick in 1982, Sue then … It’s very funny.”. "It was wonderful seeing Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi playing those older parts and people said, ‘Actually, it was all right watching people with wrinkles.’. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. All characters were introduced by series producer, Phil Collinson. Johnston's big break came when she played Sheila Grant on Channel 4's Brookside in the '80s, but she found that the soap world had changed massively when the time came to play Gloria. I am still fighting fit but I need to be for the Corrie schedule.”. Commenting is not currently available, but don’t worry! Ihr Vater Fred war zunächst Klempner und nach dem Besuch einer Abendschule als Beamter im britischen Verteidigungsministerium angestellt. “My son woke up every two hours and I did want him to have a taste of his own medicine,” she adds jokingly. How to save money working from home this winter, Brexit: Anglican leaders issue Internal Market Bill warning. Black will be seen on screens from August. Read more Coronation Street spoilers and news. Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Johnston admitted: "It was very tough. “He is adorable and I spent a fortune on him at Christmas. “Ageism is there in the business but I think it’s reflective of society because we have a terrible reputation for not looking after our old people,” she says. [3], After working as a Higher Grade tax inspector,[2] when her boyfriend was one of the pop group The Swinging Blue Jeans, she worked for Brian Epstein. "Corrie was... you were on it and it was fast and I didn't like the rhythm of it. “Sometimes I think that is rude. and St Helens R.F.C.. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. She is the sort of woman that I wish I had the courage to be sometimes. In May 2008 it was confirmed Johnston would return as Barbara Royle for another episode of The Royle Family, which aired on Christmas Day 2008 on BBC One. Susan "Sue" Johnston OBE was born on 7th December, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire. “My mum was around a lot to help me so I want to do the same for Joel. She also appeared in a one-off special which aired in October 2006. I haven’t had a relationship that has lasted more than eight years. But they split up soon after son Joel, now 34, was born. Sue is probably best known for playing Barbara Royle in The Royle Family, Sheila Grant in Brookside from 1982-1990, and Gloria Price in Coronation Street from 2012-2014. It’s just not in me so that would always have caused friction. Video, 'A year of rising and fading hopes' in Beirut, Queues in China for experimental Covid-19 vaccine. [24] In November 2010, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Chester at Chester Cathedral. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Poem of the week: It Was As If a Ladder by Jane Hirshfield, Thought Lockdown Was Hellish? Video, Queues in China for experimental Covid-19 vaccine, Covid-19: Italy tightens rules after coronavirus cases surge, Sir James Dyson to sell Singapore penthouse at a loss, Shanghai zoo fatal bear attack: Visitors see worker being killed. Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Soaps Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @soapscoop Twitter account. “My character Eileen has recently been widowed but she is trying to do what an awful lot of people have to do when they lose a long-term partner, which is to try to get on with her life,” says Sue. Sue was cast as Sheila Grant in 'Brookie' and she remained on the Channel 4 soap for eight years, during which time her character was initially married to Bobby Grant, who was played by her 'The Royle Family' co-star Ricky Tomlinson. 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She won the 2000 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress and was nominated for the 2000 BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance[1] for The Royle Family. She shared a role with Billie Piper in the television adaptation of A Passionate Woman which aired on BBC One on 11 April 2010. Coronation Street will miss Sue Johnston's brass and twinkle The month in soaps: Sarah Dempster bids adieu to Gloria in Corrie, withstands a hairy … Johnston is also known for her role as Barbara Royle in BBC One comedy The Royle Family and for playing Sheila Grant in Channel 4 soap Brookside in the 1980s. Vision 2020: How soon will we know the US election outcome? But for a few weeks in August 1982 Sue Johnston was in Coronation Street. Sue is back on the Street on Monday, for another stint as Gloria Price, Stella’s interfering battleaxe of a mother. [9] The show returned for further Christmas specials in 2009, 2010 and 2012. *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. You are a nasty piece of work’. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article, Dentists Say This Little-Known Trick Will Easily Fix Bad Breath Forever, Do This To Permanently Fix Bad Posture (And Ease Back Pain), How This Device Fixes Your Slow WiFi In 4.2 Minutes. Footage shows the attacker dragging her victim to the floor as a passerby shouts "wear your mask". VideoThe woman who ferries Covid patients in a school bus, Large cat figure discovered in Peru's Nazca lines, The story of the blaze that destroyed Moria camp. “Actually I wouldn’t like to see Gloria settled down,” says Sue.

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