Kate Anthony

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Kate Anthony
Born (1964-04-11) 11 April 1964 (age 56)
Years active1990–present
Known for Coronation Street (2008–2012)
Spouse(s)Gary Barak

Kate Anthony (born 11 April 1964) is an English actress best known for her role as Pam Hobsworth on the ITV soap Coronation Street . [1]



She has appeared in Doctors playing Ellen Murray, Sparkhouse playing Jenny Bullock, Casualty playing Angela Phillips and As Time Goes By . More recently she has appeared in Totally Frank , Heartbeat and EastEnders playing Annie Grey. She played the role of Pam Hobsworth in the ITV soap Coronation Street from July 2008 to December 2010. She also had a small role in My Parents Are Aliens as the Inspector Mrs. Morris.

She has done numerous theatrical roles including The Cherry Orchard with Judi Dench and prior to taking the role in Coronation Street, she toured Scotland in The Odd Couple with her closest friend Gerard Kelly.

Anthony starred in Northern Broadsides' production of Rutherford and Son with Barrie Rutter, West Yorkshire Playhouse's Alan Bennett production of Untold Stories and the main role in Sheffield Theatres' production of Queen Coal.

In 2015 Anthony appeared as Ethel Davies in the BBC TV series Father Brown episode 3.14 "The Deadly Seal".

In 2016, she portrayed a Braavosi woman in the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6. [2]

She starred in the UK and Irish touring production of Anything Goes as Evangeline Harcourt and then once again toured in the Northern Broadsides hit When We Are Married , as Clara Soppitt, which was directed by and starred Barrie Rutter. [3]

Anthony has also recently been in the comedy series Boomers and is regularly on BBC Radio 4 in Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups, playing Tom's mother.

In 2018 she appeared at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in Queens of The Coal Age, written by Maxine Peake.

Personal life

Anthony studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. [3]

Anthony is married to former actor and racing driver Gary Barak, who is now better known as an automotive & motorsport PR man. They have two children. [4]



1990A Sense of GuiltClinic NurseEpisode: "Episode 1.3"
1999Wing and a PrayerCourt ClerkEpisode: "Episode 2.2"
2002–2016 Doctors Betty Warren / Helen Morris / Ellie Murphy / Ellen Murphy / Ms. French5 episodes
2002An Angel for MayMrs. CranshawTV Movie
2002Sparkhouse Jenny BullockTV Miniseries
2004 Casualty Angela PhillipsEpisode: "Where There's Life..."
2005 As Time Goes By SisterEpisode: "Reunion Special: Part 2"
2005–2006 Totally Frank AmandaEpisodes: "Debt", "2.6", "2.12"
2006 EastEnders Dr. Annie GreyEpisodes: "8 September 2006" and "12 September 2006"
2007 Judge John Deed WPC LowryEpisode: "War Crimes: Part 1" and "War Crimes: Part 2"
2007 The Bill Bev MorrisEpisode: "Inner Demons"
2007 Holby City Jill PrinceEpisode: "The Q Word"
2008–2012 Coronation Street Pam HobsworthRegular role, 128 episodes
2008 Little Miss Jocelyn UnknownEpisode: "2.1" and "2.2"
2008 Heartbeat Mrs HalloranEpisode: "England Expects"
2013 Casualty Joyce FarrellEpisode: "There's No Place Like Home"
2015 Father Brown Ethel DaviesEpisode: "The Deadly Seal"
2015 Trollied SheliaEpisode: "5.2"
2015 Citizen Khan Nurse BaxtorEpisode: "Mytic Mo"
2016 Boomers ChristineEpisode: "Mick's Return"
2016 Game of Thrones Braavosi WomanEpisode: "The Door"
2020 Doctors Kathy Eliot Episode: "A Little Faith"
202 Casualty Julia FordEpisode: "Code Orange"

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