Anne Reid

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Last Tango in Hal­i­fax ac­tor Anne Reid has been putting smiles on au­di­ences’ faces with her com­edy per­for­mances for many years, but her ca­reer kicked off with her role as Va­lerie Bar­low in

Corona­tion Street dur­ing the 1960s. She knows very lit­tle about her ances­try: “If you dig up a few mur­der­ers I’m not go­ing to be shocked. I don’t think I’m go­ing to get ter­ri­bly weepy. I’d like to be re­lated to colour­ful an­ces­tors.” Af­ter many twists and turns, she does, in­deed, find her­self sat on a beach in Tas­ma­nia at the end of her episode, re­flect­ing on her dis­cov­er­ies: “I’m enor­mously proud of hav­ing an an­ces­tor who was a con­vict”, but his is not the run- of-themill trans­porta­tion tale.

HOW FAR BACK:

Great great grand­fa­ther

TOP­ICS COV­ERED: Scot­land, crime, trans­porta­tion

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