Anne Reid

Anne Reid

Highest Rated: 100% A Close Shave (1995)

Lowest Rated: 30% Believe (2013)

Birthday: May 28, 1935

Birthplace: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK

Perhaps best known for her role as Valerie Tatlock on the evening soap "Coronation Street," Anne Reid has spent over five decades gracing the screen, primarily on British television. Born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Reid trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After a few small roles on "The Benny Hill Show" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood," she quickly landed the role of Val on "Coronation Street," and remained one of the show's most popular characters throughout her years on the show. She regularly drew in a wide audience for Val's dramatic peaks, including the character's wedding, the christening of her child, and her being held hostage by a rapist. After leaving "Coronation Street" Reid spent the next few decades working steadily, popping up in minor roles in a variety of British shows, including the sci-fi staple "Doctor Who" and the medical drama "Peak Practice." After voicing Wendolene Ramsbottom in the beloved Wallace and Gromit film "Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave," Reid landed her other most memorable role as long-suffering wife Jean on "Dinnerladies," a BBC comedy about cafeteria workers at a Manchester factory. In 2003 she starred in the drama "The Mother," portraying a woman having an affair with her daughter's lover. Her performance landed her a nomination for Best Actress at the 2004 BAFTAs. Throughout the 2000s she appeared in various West End stage productions and in minor roles in Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz" and Stephen Merchant's "Cemetery Junction."

Highest rated movies

Hot Fuzz The Nest
The Mother
Retaliation The Aeronauts
Unfinished Song




50% 68% SAS: Rise of the Black Swan Charlotte (Character) - 2021
89% 46% The Nest Rory's Mum (Character) $137.4K 2020
71% 95% The Aeronauts Ethel Glaisher (Character) $30.0K 2019
76% No Score Yet Retaliation Mother (Character) - 2017
64% 48% Kaleidoscope Aileen (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Witch Miranda (Character) - 2013
30% 30% Believe Jean Busby (Character) - 2013
65% 69% Unfinished Song Brenda (Character) $1.7M 2012
No Score Yet 64% Foster Diane (Character) - 2011
57% 63% Cemetery Junction Freddie's Gran (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 41% Affinity Mrs. Brink (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 64% The Bad Mother's Handbook Nancy Hesketh (Character) - 2007
91% 89% Hot Fuzz Leslie Tiller (Character) $23.6M 2007
38% 38% Savage Grace Nini Daly (Character) $434.4K 2007
33% 41% A Little Trip to Heaven Martha (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 57% The Young Visiters Mrs. Monticue (Character) - 2003
78% 63% The Mother May (Character) - 2003
100% 88% The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit Wendolene Ramsbottom (Voice) - 2001
70% 73% Liam Mrs. Abernathy (Character) $1.0M 2000
No Score Yet 94% Lost for Words Gloria Brooks (Character) - 1998
100% 92% A Close Shave Wendolene (Voice) - 1995
No Score Yet 59% The Infiltrator Ingrid Fischer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 91% Wallace & Gromit In Three Amazing Adventures Unknown (Character) - 1990


94% 94% Last Tango in Halifax Celia Dawson (Character) 2012-2016 2020
65% 94% Sanditon on Masterpiece Lady Denham (Character) 2019
56% 50% Hold the Sunset Mrs Gale (Character) 2018-2019
89% 89% Years and Years Muriel Deacon (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2019
72% 75% Electric Dreams Martine Jenkins (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peak Practice Rita Barrat (Character) 1999 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Zoo Lucy Mottershead (Character) 2014
100% 97% Inside No. 9 Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Upstairs Downstairs Unknown (Character) 2010 2012
82% 100% Doc Martin Mrs. Dingley (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies of Letters Vera Small (Character) 2009-2010
78% No Score Yet Five Days Jen Mason (Character) 2010
92% 67% Doctor Who Florence Finnegan (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins Unknown (Character) 2004-2006
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Sarah Proudie (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts and Bones Annie Rose (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet dinnerladies Jean (Character) 1998-2000
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wingless Bird Unknown (Character) 1998
20% 73% Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1997
No Score Yet 100% Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Mrs. Proctor (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Upper Hand Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 100% A Bit of Fry & Laurie Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1958