There is a small list of Northern actors whom I’ve always felt should be on Corrie and one of my favourites is Sue Johnston. Last night, she finally appeared on Corrie as Stella’s mum Gloria.
Back in the 80’s she did appear briefly in role of Mrs. Chadwick. It didn’t last but it did lead to her major role in Brookside, a Liverpool based soap which I don’t believe ever made it to Canada but was well regarded by its fans for its realism.
After Brookside, Johnston went on to write and star in The Royle Family, with her Brookside co-star Ricky Tomlinson, again playing her husband.
“How does your mind work, Barbara?”
Then she starred in “Jam and Jeruselem”
So now she’s on Corrie and all is right with the world.
I wonder if Ricky Tomlinson needs a job…