Oldham, Lancashire, England
Naomi Radcliffe (born 1971) is an English actress. She was born in Oldham, Lancashire to Albert Radcliffe—a Canon of Manchester Cathedral—and Petrina, a teacher. She was educated at Blue Coats School in Oldham and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, having not been accepted on her first attempt.
Her first professional stage appearance was in Be My Baby in 1997. Early television appearances include major roles in Kay Mellor's Band of Gold and Russell T Davies's The Grand, before she took the role of Alison Wakefield in the Granada Television soap opera Coronation Street. She remained on the soap for two years between 1998 and 2000. When her contract was not renewed, the character was written out in a scene that saw her commit suicide by jumping in front of a lorry. The scene, watched by 17 million viewers, won Radcliffe the British Soap Award for Best Exit. From 2002 to 2005 she played Jean Bradshaw in the BBC drama Born and Bred. In 2007 she played Bev in the BBC Three situation comedy The Visit.
Credits and awards
|1995||Band of Gold||Sarah|
|1996||In Suspicious Circumstances||Belulah Turner||1 episode ("Ring of Truth")|
|1997||The Grand||Lynne Milligan||2 series, 1997–1998|
|1998||Cold Feet||Woman with Baby||1 episode (Series 1, Episode 6)|
|Coronation Street||Alison Wakefield||1998 – 2000
Won, British Soap Award for Best Exit
|1999||Sunburn||Clare Alcock||1 episode (Series 1, Episode 6)|
|Where the Heart Is||Nurse||1 episode ("Flesh and Blood")|
|2000||Queer as Folk 2||Judith Collins||Part 1|
|2002||24 Hour Party People||Twitchy Girl|
|Nice Guy Eddie||Michelle||1 episode (Series 1, Episode 6)|
|A Good Thief||Joanne||Television film|
|Born and Bred||Jean Bradshaw||2002–2005|
|2006||The Royal||Ella Hale||1 episode ("Waifs and Strays")|
|2007||New Street Law||Lisa Grant||1 episode (Series 2, Episode 6)|
|The Visit||Bev||1 series|
|Heartbeat||Mary Masters||1 episode ("Touch and Go")|
|2011||Holby City||Amanda||1 episode ("Running the Gauntlet")|
|2015||Spotless||Maureen Devine||Season 1|
- "Born and Bred: Naomi Radcliffe". bbc.co.uk (at the Internet Archive). 2002-10-30. Archived from the original on 2002-10-30. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
- Oddy, Jame (2002-04-27). "Naomi Radcliffe: How I found life after death". Daily Mirror.
- Staff writer (2001-05-23). "EastEnders triumph at UK soap awards". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
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