|Years active 1963-present|
Spouse Mark Eden (m. 1993)
|Name Sue Nicholls|
Notable work Coronation Street
Parents Harmar Nicholls
|Full Name Susan Frances Harmar-Nicholls|
Born 23 November 1943 (age 72) (1943-11-23) Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Website Sue Nicholls official website
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Grandparents Sarah Ann Nicholls, Charles Edward Craddock Nicholls
TV shows Coronation Street, The Fall and Rise of Reginald, Rentaghost, Crossroads, Pipkins
Similar People Helen Worth, Mark Eden, Barbara Knox, Eileen Derbyshire, William Roache
Sue Nicholls talks about the changing landscape of Coronation Street | Metro.co.uk
Susan Frances Nicholls (born 23 November 1943) is an English actress, known for her long-running role as Audrey Roberts in the British soap opera Coronation Street. Having played Audrey on a recurring basis for six years from the character's debut in 1979, she joined the cast permanently in 1985. She won the 2000 British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance and the 2003 British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance.
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- Early life
- Personal life
Nicholls and her Husband currently own The Connaught Hotel now known as The Quality hotel in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton .
Notable roles for Nicholls prior to Coronation Street include, Crossroads from 1964–68 and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin from 1976–79. She also appeared on Broadway in the 1974 revival of the comedy London Assurance.
Sue nicholls where will you be 45rpm 1968
Sue Nicholls was born in Walsall, Staffordshire. She was educated at the School of St Mary and St Anne (now known as Abbots Bromley School for Girls), and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Nicholls first became known as Marilyn Gates on Crossroads, a role she played from 1964-68. A song she first sang on the programme, "Where Will You Be?", charted on 3 July 1968, eventually reaching number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.
Nicholls' second single was less successful and she embarked on a career in a cabaret, performing her solo act all over the country. She returned to the stage in a variety of popular plays and pantomimes. During the 1970s, she had two very different stints abroad. In Vienna she sang between strip acts at a nightclub while in 1976 she toured America and Canada with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London Assurance, finishing with a six-week run on Broadway.
She played the role of the secretary, Joan Greengross (later Webster and Millbeck) in the sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–79) and its sequel The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (1996), as well as Nadia Popov in Rentaghost and Mrs Muddle in Pipkins (1973). She has played Audrey in Coronation Street as an occasional visitor since April 1979, and a full-time permanent character since 1985.
Nicholls' father was Sir Harmar Nicholls, later Lord Harmar-Nicholls, the former Conservative MP for Peterborough (1950–1974) and MEP for Greater Manchester South (1979–1984), and subsequently a life peer; she is thus entitled to be addressed as "The Honourable Susan Nicholls". Nicholls is married to Mark Eden, alongside whom she acted for a time in Coronation Street when he played the role of Alan Bradley.
In 2011 while watching an episode of Coronation Street, Anna Bianconi-Moore, a nurse at the dermatology department at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, noticed a mole on Sue Nicholls' shoulder. The nurse contacted the show immediately via e-mail to express her concerns. Nicholls' was seen by Coronation Street's in-house medical team, and later referred to a skin cancer specialist, where she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. After the mole was surgically removed ITV contacted Bianconi-Moore to inform her on the situation, and she was invited to the Coronation Street set to meet Nicholls. Sue has said to be very close with on-screen grandson Jack P. Shepherd. In an interview, Sue has said that she treats him like "her own son".