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Barbara Knox

Biography

Known on her behalf longest-running part as Rita Tanner about English soap opera “Coronation Road.” As an adolescent, she worked like a telegraphist in the united kingdom retail postoffice company POSTOFFICE. In 2004, she was honored with an eternity Achievement Award in the English Soap Honours. She wedded second spouse John Knox in 1977, but divorced in 1994. She’s made an appearance on “Coronation Road” with Malcolm Hebden.

Quick Facts


Full Name Barbara Knox
Date Of Birth September 30, 1933
Place Of Birth England
Profession Soap Opera Actress
Nationality English
Spouse John Knox, Denis Mullaney
Children Maxine Ashcroft
Awards The British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership, The British Soap Award for Outstanding Achievement
TV Shows Coronation Street
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Mother of Maxine Ashcroft (née Mullaney) (b. 1957).
2Made 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.
3Is 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.
4She 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.
5When 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]
6Recipient of the TV Times award for best television actress. [1989]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation Street1964-2016TV SeriesRita Sullivan Rita Tanner Rita Fairclough ...
Coronation Street: A Knight's Tale2010VideoRita Sullivan
Coronation Street: The Feature Length Special1995VideoRita Sullivan
Funny You Should Say That1972TV SeriesVarious characters
A Family at War1971TV SeriesNursing Sister
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width1971TV SeriesMrs. Nicholls
ITV Playhouse1970TV SeriesThe ward sister
Comedy Playhouse1970TV SeriesEthel
Goodbye, Mr. Chips1969Dancer (uncredited)
The Dustbinmen1969TV SeriesHousewife
Girls About Town1969TV SeriesSylvia Liversedge
George and the Dragon1968TV SeriesSandra
Mrs Thursday1967TV SeriesMarie
Mr. Rose1967TV SeriesSuzanne Marsh
Emergency-Ward 101966-1967TV SeriesNurse Fulton / Night Nurse
The Man in Room 171965TV SeriesMartha Ross

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rita & Me2014TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hilda Ogden's Last Ta-ra: A Tribute to Jean Alexander2016TV MovieHerself (as Barbara Knox MBE)
National Television Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Rita & Me2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Rita Tanner (as Barbara Knox MBE)
Coronation Street: A Moving Story2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The One and Only Cilla Black2013TV Movie documentaryRita Tanner
This Morning2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Lorraine2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Goodbye Granadaland2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Coronation Street: The Big 502010TV MovieHerself (as Barbara Knox MBE)
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Barbara Knox MBE)
Paul O'Grady Live2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
ITV Evening News2010TV SeriesHerself
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHerself
Coronation Street: The Webster Family Album2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Happy Birthday BAFTA2007TV Movie
The British Soap Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party2006TV SpecialHerself
Deirdre & Me2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stars and Their Lives2001TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1976-1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The Street Party1995TV MoviePerformer
An Audience with Shirley Bassey1995TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
An Audience with Bob Monkhouse1994TV Special documentaryHerself
Classic Coronation Street1991TV MovieHerself
That's Showbusiness1991TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!1990TV MovieHerself - Audience Member
Live from Coronation Street1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sunday, Sunday1989TV SeriesHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHerself
BAFTA British Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Those Wonderful TV Times1976TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Corrie Years2011TV Series documentaryRita Sullivan
The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters2010VideoRita Fairclough Rita Sullivan Littlewood
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentaryRita Sullivan (uncredited)
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryRita Littlewood
Coronation Street2006Video GameRita Sullivan (uncredited)
Coronation Street: Through the Keyhole1999VideoRita Littlewood Rita Sullivan
Women of Coronation Street1998VideoRita Littlewood Rita Fairclough Sullivan
The Coronation Street Collection: The Duckworths1995VideoRita Fairclough

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest On-Screen PartnershipCoronation Street (1960)· Malcolm Hebden
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardBritish Soap Awards


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


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