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Fast Facts

  • Her father was a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, leading her to travel abroad occasionally to spend time with her parents in India, Tehran and Beirut.
  • Spent ten years on landmark British soap opera, Coronation Street, before leaving in 1971.
  • Filmed scenes for Love Actually (2003), playing a headmistress tending to her dying partner, but her scenes were ultimately cut from the film.
  • Played Jack's mother in Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House in London in 2007.
  • Appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2010.


  • 2003, European Film Awards — European Actress: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2006, Olivier Awards — Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Annie Reid — Mother
  • Mark Eckersley — Son
  • Colin Reid — Father
  • Peter Eckersley — Husband (deceased)


  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England

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  • Birth Name: Anne Reid
  • Birth Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
  • Birthday: May 28, 1935, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor

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