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Overview (3)

Born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameBarbara Brothwood
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Knox was born on September 30, 1933 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Barbara Brothwood. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: A Knight's Tale (2010) and Funny You Should Say That (1972). She was previously married to John Knox and Denis Mullaney.

Spouse (2)

John Knox (1977 - 1994) ( divorced)
Denis Mullaney (1956 - 1977) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (6)

Recipient of the TV Times award for best television actress. [1989]
When the UK Sun newspaper presented her with a surprise birthday cake to mark the occasion of her 60th birthday, Barbara was finally forced to concede her true age, having previously pretended to be some 5 years younger. [1993]
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
Is one of 8 Coronation Street (1960) actors to win the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards. The others are William Roache, Johnny Briggs, Elizabeth Dawn, Betty Driver, William Tarmey, Helen Worth and Anne Kirkbride.
Made a one-episode appearance as Rita in Coronation Street (1960) in 1964, in which she was seen in a friendship with Philip Lowrie's character Dennis Tanner. In 2012, a year after he had returned to the show, the two characters rekindled this bond and got married.
Mother of Maxine Ashcroft (née Mullaney) (b. 1957).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on being awarded the MBE in June 2010:] It was a wonderful honor.

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