Fast Facts

  • Made her West End debut in 1990 in Blood Brothers.
  • Daughter of television scriptwriter, Geoffrey Lancashire, who notably worked on the British soap Coronation Street; she joined the show in 1991 as popular recurring character, Raquel Watts.
  • Signed an exclusive deal with British broadcaster ITV in 2000, worth 1.3 million pounds, making her Britain's highest-paid actress.
  • Played Adelaide in Guys and Dolls on the West End in 2005.

Awards

  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2015, National Television Awards — Drama Performance: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Television Awards — Best New Director - Fiction: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2013, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Michael Hargreaves — Son
  • Geoffrey Lancashire — Father
  • Joseph Peter Salmon — Son
  • Gary Hargreaves — Ex-husband
  • Hilda Lancashire — Mother
  • Peter Salmon — Husband
  • Thomas Hargreaves — Son

College

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England

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Details

  • Birth Place: Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • Birthday: October 10, 1964, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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