Deirdre lookalike Sue Nicholls
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 July 2010
'Coronation Street' actress Sue Nicholls admits she gets confused with soap character Deirdre Barlow more than she does her own alter-ego Audrey Roberts
Sue Nicholls gets confused with Deirdre Barlow.
The 66-year-old actress - who plays hair salon owner Audrey Roberts in the ITV1 soap - admits fans of the show often get her mixed with the show's iconic character Deirdre, played by Anne Kirkbride.
She said: "Mainly people seem to think I'm Deirdre Barlow! They shriek at me, 'Deirdre! Deirdre!'. I think the public get confused because the names Audrey and Deirdre sound quite similar."
Sue has appeared in the show on-and-off since 1979.
Despite over 30 years in front of the camera, the actress is still convinced she can improve her acting skills and often asks her younger co-stars for advice.
She explained: "If anything, I'm the one who goes to them for worldly advice - they know far more than me! One of the younger girls did ask me about going to drama school the other day, as she wanted to improve her technique. I didn't really know what to say, as I don't think you can get any better training than actually doing the job."