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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Elsie Tanner and Pat Phoenix - Unforgettable

In the UK last week, there was a half hour special on Pat Phoenix who played the wonderful Elsie Tanner, one of the most iconic Coronation Street characters ever. It has been shown before, originally airing in April 2000,  but not in Canada. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, however, you can see this documentary that is chock full of interviews from coworkers and friends who knew her. It's great stuff to see old photos and interview footage of Pat and to hear what she was really like. This photo is from her pre-Corrie days when she was acting in reperatory theatre around England. No wonder she was able to instill that air of glamour in Elsie!
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

3 comments:

The Garden Pixie said...

I saw this and enjoyed it but where where her family? Did she have any children? Julie Goodyear had far too much input IMO.

Tvor said...

Pat never did have any children

Seanie said...

Very interesting, I never knew Julie Goodyear was that =)
Also found the Life And Loves of Elsie Tanner, I was going to buy the DVD, also very interesting.

Also, nice to see Linda Cheveski in it as well, only ever saw her in sparodic episodes from 1962 onwards :o

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