Carmel Cryan

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Carmel Cryan
Born (1949-07-08) 8 July 1949 (age 67)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Roy Kinnear (m. 1970; his death 1988)
Children 3; including Rory Kinnear

Carmel Cryan (born 8 July 1949)[1][2] is an English actress, best known for her appearances in many British television comedy shows and for the role of Brenda Boyle in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. She was the wife of the late Roy Kinnear (1934-1988).

Life and career[edit]

Cryan was born in London. She was married to the actor Roy Kinnear [3]until his death in 1988. They had three children together, including Rory Kinnear, who is also an actor; and Kirsty who works as a casting assistant. Their oldest daughter, Karina (born 1972), has cerebral palsy.[4] In May 2014 she was appointed as a trustee to Choice Support, A Charitable Trust which provides care to the disables and those with learning disabilities.

In June 2008, she was cast as Brenda Boyle in EastEnders a love interest for Charlie Slater, Cryan signed a six-month contract in August 2008 and she and the character of Charlie Slater (actor Derek Martin) took their relationship to the next level.[vague] Cryan was written out of EastEnders in August 2009 when Brenda emigrated to Madeira with Charlie.

Acting roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1963 The Rag Trade Gloria
1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre Rose
1969 Fraud Squad
1970 Beyond Belief
1970 Catweazle Audrey
1970 Steptoe and Son' Muriel
1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Vera
1972 Nearest and Dearest Club Hostess
1972 There Was An Englishman, Irishman & A Scotsman Barmaid
1975 Within These Walls Mrs. Flower
1981 Partners Gladys
1986 The Whistle Blower Frank's Secretary
1989 Ever Decreasing Circles Nina
1991 Lovejoy
1997 Rag Nymph
2002 The Bill Mrs. Hacker
2005 Life Begins Maureen Russell
2008–09 EastEnders Brenda Boyle 18 episodes


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