Valerie Lilley

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Valerie Lilley
Born (1939-04-14) 14 April 1939 (age 79)
Larne, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973 - present

Valerie Lilley (born 14 April 1939) is a Northern Irish actress who has played many television roles on dramas such as Doctors and Grange Hill. Lilley most recently appeared on Channel 4's comedy drama Shameless portraying Patty Croker.

Lilley trained with Joan Littlewood's Arts Workshop in London during the early sixties and received an early boost, which included appearing alongside Stephen Rea. She spent many years as a stage actress throughout the UK. In 1982 she took a minor role in another local television play, Stewart Parker’s Iris in the Traffic, Ruby in the Rain, starring Frances Tomelty. Also in 1982, Lilley appeared in two other televised plays, '‘Potato Head Blues’' and the troubles rooted Billy Boy with James Ellis. Lilley was also a regular in ITV's ill-fated Albion Market.[1]


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