Anne Kirkbride to tell all in documentary

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 October 2012
Anne Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride will celebrate her 40-year stint in 'Coronation Street' with a new documentary, 'Deirdre and Me'

Anne Kirkbride will celebrate her 40 years on 'Coronation Street' with a new documentary.

The actress - who plays Deirdre Barlow on the soap - will talk candidly about her 1993 battle with cancer and struggles with depression, as well as her work on the show in 'Deirdre and Me'.

In the show - which will air on ITV1 on November 13 - Anne recalls how she battled depression following her grueling filming schedule in 1998 when her character was innocently jailed for fraud.

She says: "It was at the tail end of all than when the depression hit.

"I'm too sensitive. Everything hits me too hard and affects me too much."

She also recalled how she had to take a break from filming on-screen mum Blanche's funeral to attend a memorial service for Maggie Jones, the actress who played her.

She remembers: "When I got home that night, I sat in a chair, didn't even take my coat off and just sobbed for an hour."

And the 58-year-old actress admitted she has no plans to leave the soap.

She says: "I certainly have no intention of going - I'm very happy to stay."

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