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Lynda Baron starred in When We Are Married at Garrick Theatre

Date of Birth?
24 March 1939.

Place of birth?

Did you go to training school, if so which one?
I trained as a ballet dancer. R.A.D.

Briefly tell us how you became involved with When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre
Duncan Weldon and Nica Burns knew me from previous work for them, and asked me if I would like to do it.

Your first stage performance?
1st profesional performance was in pantomime at Liverpool Empire with Sonny Hale when I was 16.

Career highlight to date?
There have been highights over all these years but they are not as important as the longevity of ones career

What roles would you most like to play?
the next one I like out of what I am offered.

What's the best advice you've ever received?
Work as hard as you can , and stay out of mischief.

What has been your most embarrassing moment on stage?
When I lost my Red silk dress whilest flying in a pantomime and was left revolving slowly in my pants and bra. I laughed till my ribs hurt, and so did the audiance.

What is the most annoying part about your job?
Waiting for the next one to start.

If you had not become a performer, what might you have done instead?
A market gardener

Favourite after-show haunts
Any where that serves champagne that isn't toooo expensive

Who are your favourite actors/actresses
Can't choose; they are all good in most parts and great in others. That is nature of the job.

If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
My grt grt. grt.grandparents; I'd ask them who I am and where did we come from and many other such questions.

What was the last book you read, and name some of your favourite authors?
a book on Georgian London;I'll read anything.

What was the last film you saw, and name some of your favourite movies?
Avatar I dont' get to the cinema when I'm working in the theatre.

Favourite TV programs?
Anything without amateurs in it, I love crime stories and gardening programs; and of course Attenborough talking about anything you like.

Favourite holiday destinations?
Home in bed.

Do you have any hobbies?
Gardening, knitting, painting, gossiping.

Do you have any superstitions?

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
2books one on teach yourself French the other on how to build a shelter out of nothing, and a bottle of champagne.

What are your future plans?
Keep working till I can't remember the words anymore..But first I'll have a nice long holiday.

Questions by Darren Dalglish

Lynda Baron Credits
Lynda Baron, starred in When We Are Married at the Garrick Theatre.

Her West End stage credits includes In Celebration at the Duke of York’s Theatre, The Full Monty at the Prince of Wales, I am Yours at the Royal Court, Stepping Out at the Duke of York’s, Maddie at the Lyric Theatre, Funny Money at the Playhouse, Follies at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Lynda Baron is best known for her role as Nurse Gladys in the popular BBC series Open All Hours in the 1970s/80s, and has been seen in EastEnders in the role of Linda Clarke.

In 2010, Lynda appeared in a one-off television drama The Road to Coronation Street on BBC Four, about the early days of TV soap opera Coronation Street. Baron portrayed the actress in the soap. Violet Carson who played Ena Sharples.


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