|Wendy Richard MBE|
20 July 1943
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Leonard Blach (1972–74)|
Will Thorpe (1980–84)
Paul Glorney (1990–94)
Wendy Richard MBE (born Wendy Emerton on 20 July 1943) is an English actress, best known for playing Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1985, and Pauline Fowler in EastEnders from 1985 to 2006. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Middlesbrough ( IPA ( Received pronunciation) is a Town in the Tees Valley sub-region of the North East of England North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county in England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works This is a list of characters that appeared in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, that aired from 1972 to 1985 Are You Being Served? was a long-running British sitcom broadcast from 1972 to 1985 Pauline Fowler ( née Beale) is a Fictional character from the BBC Soap opera EastEnders, a long-running EastEnders is a most popular and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985 She was educated at two fee-paying independent schools: first at the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and then at the Italia Conti Academy stage school in London. The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an independent school in Rickmansworth, England with both day and boarding pupils Rickmansworth is a town in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, England, 4¼ miles (7km west of Watford. The Italia Conti Academy is Britain's oldest theatre arts training school.
She first became familiar to TV audiences playing Joyce Harker, a regular in the BBC's 1960s soap opera, The Newcomers. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. She has also appeared in Dad's Army (first as Edith Parrish, and later as Private Walker's girl-friend Shirley), Up Pompeii! and The Likely Lads. Dad’s Army is a British sitcom about the Home Guard in the Second World War. Private Joe Walker is a fictional Black market Spiv (or Wholesales Supplier as he politely puts it and Home Guard platoon member portrayed by actor Up Pompeii! was a British Television comedy series of the 1970s starring Frankie Howerd. The Likely Lads was a hit British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Richard also appeared in two Carry On films, playing a cameo role in Carry On Matron and a supporting part in Carry On Girls. The Carry On films were a long-running series of low-budget British comedy films directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers. Carry On Matron is the twenty-third Carry On film It was released in 1972. Carry On Girls is the twenty-fifth Carry On film released in Britain in 1973. In 1962, her distinct cockney vocals also helped get her to #1 on the UK singles chart — uncredited, on the single, "Come Outside", by Mike Sarne. The term Cockney has both geographical and linguistic associations The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry " Come Outside " was a number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1962 for Mike Sarne and actress Wendy Richard who sang vocals Mike Sarne (born 6 August 1940) is a British Actor and director. She also appears in a missing scene on the Beatles 1965 movie 'Help!'. Her scene is on the special features DVD. However, she doesn't appear in the final version of the movie.
Richard's first appearance in a television series was as a teenager in Stranger on the Shore which debuted in 1961. Stranger on the Shore is a BBC television drama serial broadcast in five parts in 1961. The theme tune of the series was the Acker Bilk clarinet solo of the same name. Acker Bilk MBE (born 28 January 1929) born Bernard Stanley Bilk (known more familiarly as Mr She also had a bit part in a 1965 episode ("Don't Nail Him Yet") of "Danger Man" (aka "Secret Agent") with Patrick McGoohan. She is probably best known for her role in the 1970's sitcom Are You Being Served? as Miss Shirley Brahms, a sales representative with a heavy Cockney accent. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Are You Being Served? was a long-running British sitcom broadcast from 1972 to 1985 The term Cockney has both geographical and linguistic associations (Richard also appeared in the Are You Being Served? sequel Grace & Favour in 1992 and 1993. Grace & Favour ( American Title Are You Being Served? Again!) was a British sitcom that was the Sequel ) Richard subsequently found continued success as heroine and matriarch Pauline Fowler on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, a role she played from the first episode in 1985 until the character's death at Christmas of 2006. Pauline Fowler ( née Beale) is a Fictional character from the BBC Soap opera EastEnders, a long-running A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. EastEnders is a most popular and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985 On July 10, 2006, the BBC announced that Richard had decided to leave EastEnders, after nearly 22 years in the show. Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. EastEnders is a most popular and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985  An interview with The Sun revealed that problems with the EastEnders storyline (primarily her marriage to Joe Macer) was the main cause for her departure. The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language Joseph "Joe" Macer was a Fictional character in the popular BBC Soap opera EastEnders. 
In 2004, Richard was referred to as "the worst wanker of them all" during Leslie Grantham's now infamous webcam chat to an undercover reporter. 
In late 2006, Richard was seen as a guest presenter on the BBC's City Hospital series and on March 31, 2007, she presented the documentary A tribute to John Inman, for BBC2. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. See also John Inman (golfer. Frederick John Inman (28 June 1935 &ndash 8 March 2007 was an English Actor who was best known
She has also given interviews for the first time in a number of years, making appearances on Big Brother's Little Brother, Loose Women, Parkinson and the Biography Channel special Gloria's Greats with Gloria Hunniford amongst others. This is a complete list of shows about and relating to Big Brother (UK. Loose Women, sometimes known as Live Talk or Loose @ 530, is an award-winning British, televised Talk show, which was first broadcast in 1999 Parkinson is a surname and may refer to Cecil Parkinson (born 1931 Baron Parkinson of Carnforth British politician C The Biography Channel (or simply bio) is an American Digital cable Television channel owned by A&E and based on the television Gloria Hunniford (born Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford on 10 April 1940 in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland) is a TV and
In April 2007, Richard announced that she would be appearing in a new role for the first time since leaving Eastenders. She is to play a part in a new Sitcom penned by David Croft called Here Comes The Queen. The project came about after she personally asked her good friend Croft to write something for her. Richard has commented that "the part is like an older version of Miss Brahms". 
In September 2007, it was announced that Richard was to join the second series of ITV1's Sitcom Benidorm playing a “loud-mouthed, rude” wheelchair-bound character. This article deals with the ITV1 brand name as it is broadcast at present Benidorm (beniˈðɔɾm] in Valencian in Spanish) is a Valencian coastal town and municipality located in the comarca of
In 2007, Richard was awarded a British Soap Award for Lifetime Achievement for her role in Eastenders. The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British (not Irish but yet it claims Ireland is part of Britain by the looks of its map logo
In January 2008, adverts for The Post Office began to be shown, with her appearing. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom.
In February 2008, she landed the role of Mrs. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Crump in the episode A Pocket Full of Rye of the Marple TV series starring Julia McKenzie. A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of Detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on Marple is a British Television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. Julia McKenzie (born 17 February 1941, Enfield) is an English Actress and Theatre director.
Richard endured a long battle with breast cancer in the early 1990s. Breast cancer is a Cancer that starts in the cells of the Breast in women and men The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999  Her cancer went into remission after years of treatment. She was given a clean bill of health in 2005.  Articles about her departure from EastEnders suggest her health challenges did not play any role in her decision to leave the series. EastEnders is a most popular and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985 Richard later revealed she left because of stress and that she is stress-free since leaving the show. She still keeps touch with co-stars Natalie Cassidy, Todd Carty, and James Alexandrou. Natalie Ann Cassidy (born on 13 May 1983) is an English actress best known for playing the role of Sonia Fowler in the British Todd Carty (born 31 August 1963, Limerick City, Munster, Ireland) is an Irish-born British -based actor and director who James Alekos Alexandrou (born 12 April 1985 in Islington, London) is an English Actor of Greek descent 
During the premiership of Margaret Thatcher, Richards was a frequent and conspicuous supporter of Thatcher's policies and achievements. Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 At one point the EastEnders script writers gave Richard a script in which Pauline Fowler launched into a vicious tirade against Thatcher; Richards refused to perform this sequence, accusing the scripters of using the series as a soapbox for their own political opinions.
Richard lives with John Burns, her partner of 12 years and 20 years her junior, in the Marylebone area of London. Marylebone (sometimes written St Marylebone or Mary-le-bone, or in archaic use Marybone) is an area of central London, England in She has been married 3 times; all ended in divorce.
Her close friend and Are You Being Served? co-star John Inman bequeathed his entire Dame memorabilia collection to her in his will. See also John Inman (golfer. Frederick John Inman (28 June 1935 &ndash 8 March 2007 was an English Actor who was best known
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Emerton, Wendy|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20 July 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Middlesbrough, England|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|