Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Anne Kirkbride - a tribute


There are hundreds of tributes to Anne Kirkbride on the internet, telly, radio and newspapers, and I'd like to add my own through this little collage.

Admittedly, Deirdre hadn't been one of my favourite characters, but during the last few years I found myself enjoying her scenes. She seemed to inherit her mum's one-liners and became a classic comic character. And during Ken's absence, she provided a strong matriarch for the Barlow family during their sagas. 

But there is no doubt that Deirdre, and Anne Kirbride, were national icons and when I heard the news, I was in total shock. It was the fact that she was still young that shocked me. She was like a member of the family to many of us and there will be a hole on the cobbles, no doubt about that.

Rest in peace Anne, and thank you for making Deirdre Hunt/Langton/Barlow/Rachid/Barlow such a Corrie legend!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That really is a lovely central picture.

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done. You've captured her very well here.
I love the pic with her and Eccles.
I wonder if they will release what she died of?
C in Canada.

Anonymous said...

Third one down on the right - not so good!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - that was also part of Deirdre, whether it was good or not. I think it deserved to be there.
C in Canada.

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