On the cover in... 1996

Life af­ter ’Chelle

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Ayear af­ter quit­ting her role as Michelle Fowler in Easten­ders, Su­san Tully was back on TV screens pre­sent­ing Gen­derquake, a C4 doc­u­men­tary about women in the work­place. The ac­tress ad­mit­ted that leav­ing the soap hadn’t been easy: ‘I thought I’d end up on the dole’.

She needn’t have worried – she has since en­joyed a suc­cess­ful ca­reer as a di­rec­tor, in­clud­ing se­ries Get­ting On and The A Word.

And she stuck by what she told us then – that she wouldn’t re­turn to her role as ’Chelle.

Su­san looked at gen­der roles at work

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