Pearl Hackney

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Pearl Hackney (28 October 1916 – 18 September 2009)[1] was a British actress and the wife of comic actor Eric Barker. She was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, but spent much of her early life in Liverpool, Lancashire (now Merseyside).

As well as appearing with her husband in a number of productions including 21 episodes of The Eric Barker Half-Hour [2] her television credits also include Coronation Street, Are You Being Served? (as Mrs. Grainger, wife of Mr. Ernest Grainger, in one episode, "The Clock", 1974), The Famous Five and All Creatures Great and Small.[3] She also appeared in various radio episodes of Dad's Army.[4]

Her film appearances included Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977), Yanks (1979), The Ploughman's Lunch (1983), and four films for British director Pete Walker: Cool It Carol! (1970), Four Dimensions of Greta (1972), Tiffany Jones (1973), and Schizo (1976).

She died in Herne Bay, Kent, on 18 September 2009, aged 92 and is buried with her husband in the churchyard of St. Mary's, Stalisfield Green.


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Cool It Carol! Mrs. Thatcher / Carol's Mother
1970 There's a Girl in My Soup Wedding Guest Uncredited
1972 Four Dimensions of Greta Mrs. Gruber
1973 Tiffany Jones Demonstrating Woman
1976 Schizo Lady at Seance
1977 Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers Miss Burns
1978 ]The Hound of the Baskervilles Rail Passenger
1979 Yanks Aunt Maud
1983 The Ploughman's Lunch Mrs. Penfield
1984 Laughterhouse Pub Landlady


  1. ^ "Pearl Hackney: actress". 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  2. ^ "The Eric Barker Half-Hour". IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Pearl Hackney". IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Pearl Hackney". 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-10-11.

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