Deborah McAndrew



Real name: Deborah Louise McAndrew
Born: 11 October 1967, Huddersfield, West Riding, Yorkshire
Sioblings: Two younger sisters
Married: Tim



Played: Angie Freeman (1990 - 1993; 1 December 1996 - 10 April 1998)Deborah is the oldest of three daughters born to a Senior Council Officer and his housewife wife. Deborah's younger sisters work as a nurse and a youth worker. At school Deborah was always interested in performing and writing music and at the age of 14 she wrote a musical called Nativity Inn which was performed at her school in Leeds. Deborah joined the Leeds Girl Choir and also won a talent contest singing I'm No Lady's Man Lady.

After leaving school she enrolled at University of Manchester studying Drama. She joined a 18 piece band called Force 10 who she performed with for two years. She then joined the jazz quartet Something Else which was headed by her former Irish music teacher. She sang with them for seven years.

Deborah had a wish to teach children with learning difficulties and gained herself a Post Graduate Certificate in Education but found that she missed acting. Deborah returned to acting and joined Coronation Street in October 1990. She stayed with the series for three years.

Deborah appeared at the York Grand Opera House as Dandini in the pantomime Cinderella. She went on to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Bolton Octagon. In 1994 she returned to television as a bible reader in This Is The Day followed by the role of Liza in Heartbeat. The following year Deborah returned to the Bolton Octagon in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. She took the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch before appearing on stage at the Northern Broadsides in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Anthony and Cleopatra. In 1996 she played Marion in the stage production of There's A Girl In My Soup. Deborah has also performed in various Radio 4 plays and has made various training films.

In December 1996 she returned to Coronation Street and stayed for two and a half years before returning to the stage. Deborah divides her time between London and Leeds. She is separated from her financial consultant husband Tim and lives with actor boyfriend Conrad Nelson. She has also sponsored a 6 year old Bangladeshi girl Asma.








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