Christine Hargreaves

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Christine Hargreaves
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Christine Hargreaves in 1981
Born(1939-03-22)22 March 1939
Died12 August 1984(1984-08-12) (aged 45)
London, England
Cause of deathBrain tumour

Christine Hargreaves (22 March 1939 – 12 August 1984) was an English actress who was best known for appearing as the character Christine Hardman in the soap opera Coronation Street between 1960-63.

Hargreaves was born in Salford, Lancashire, and was one of the original cast members of Coronation Street. She first appeared in episode 2 and appeared in many episodes until she left in March 1963. Her character lived at number 13 with her mother May Hardman. When May died, Hargreaves' character got depressed. Her biggest storyline in the show was in 1962, when her character had a mental breakdown and climbed on top of the factory, staying there until Ken Barlow finally persuaded her to come down. She was also known for her argument with Ena Sharples in the Corner Shop.

Hargreaves also appeared in Pink Floyd—The Wall as Pink's mother. She was notable for her role as a single mother in The Spongers (1978), from BBC's Play For Today series, and she appeared in the police drama Juliet Bravo several times playing different characters.


Hargreaves died in August 1984 from a brain tumour at the age of 45, in London, England.


Juliet Bravo,episode "Breaching the Peace" (1982)

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