Anne Cunningham



Real name: Anne Cunningham
Born: 1937, Leeds, Yorkshire
Married: Darrol Blake
Children: twin daughters




Played: Linda Cheveski (1960 - 1984)

Anne Cunningham was born in Leeds in 1937 but emigrated to South Africa with her parents. She returned to England when she was sixteen and trained to become a nurse. She then enrolled at The Bristol Old Vic before being offered the role of Viola by Orson Welles in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night.

Anne appeared on stage in Grand Night Out before auditioning for the role of Linda Cheviski in Coronation Street. She was successful in the role and played it on and off until 1985. Anne also worked in the film Doctor In Clover (1966), played Ella in Bitter Harvest (1963) and Judith in This Sporting Life (1963). Other stage work includes Lady Percy in Chimes At Midnight, Vera in Come Laughing Home and Amy in Duty Free.

She appeared on television as Natasha in Three Sisters, as Helen Blake in A World Of His Own and as Lady Murray in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. She also played Mam in the film Man At The Top.

Anne married theatre director Darrol Blake and they produced twin daughters. Anne lives in London and has run an antiques shop with former screen husband Ernst Walder.






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