Deirdre lookalike Sue Nicholls

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 July 2010
Coronation Street actress Sue Nicholls

Dierdre lookalike Sue Nicholls

'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."

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