Barbara Knox

Barbara Knox
Barbara Knox  British Actress

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Barbara Knox was previously married to John Knox (1977 - 1994) and Denis Mullaney (1954 - 1977).


Barbara Knox is a 88 year old British Actress. Born Barbara Brothwood on 30th September, 1933 in Oldham, Lancashire, she is famous for Rita Sullivan in Coronation Street. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Barbara Knox has been in 5 on-screen matchups, including Edward de Souza in Coronation Street (1960), Peter Adamson in Coronation Street (1960), Roy Barraclough in Coronation Street (1960), William Russell in Coronation Street (1960) and William Roache in Coronation Street (1960).

Barbara Knox is a member of the following lists: English television actors, Members of the Order of the British Empire and English soap opera actors.


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Married2 23 years 20 years 17 years
Total2 23 years 20 years 17 years


First Name Barbara
Last Name Knox
Maiden Name Brothwood
Full Name at Birth Barbara Brothwood
Alternative Name Barbara Knox
Age 88 years
Birthday 30th September, 1933
Birthplace Oldham, Lancashire
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actress, Singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Rita Sullivan in Coronation Street
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Barbara Knox, MBE (née Brothwood, formerly Mullaney; born 30 September 1933) is a British actress, known for her long-running portrayal of Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. She first appeared as Rita for one episode in December 1964, before returning to the show as a full-time cast member in January 1972, a role which she has continued to play for over 48 years. The character of Rita has become one of the most iconic and beloved characters of any British soap opera. Since the departure of her co-star and friend Eileen Derbyshire, who portrayed Emily Bishop, in January 2016, Knox has become the show's second-longest serving cast member after William Roache, who has portrayed Ken Barlow since the show's first ever episode in 1960. She is also recognised as the longest-serving current television soap opera actress in the world.

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Barbara Knox88 LibraActress
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Funny You Should Say That1972Various charactersTV Show
A Family at War1970Nursing SisterTV Show
Goodbye, Mr. Chips1969Dancer (uncredited)Movie
The Dustbinmen1969HousewifeTV Show
Girls About Town1969Sylvia LiversedgeTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967The ward sisterTV Show
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width1967Mrs. NichollsTV Show
Mr. Rose1967Suzanne MarshTV Show
George and the Dragon1966SandraTV Show
Mrs Thursday1966MarieTV Show
The Man in Room 171965Martha RossTV Show
Comedy Playhouse1961EthelTV Show
Coronation Street1960Rita Fairclough, Rita Sullivan, Rita TannerTV Show
Emergency-Ward 101957Night Nurse, Nurse FultonTV Show
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