Barbara Knox

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Barbara Knox
Barbara Brothwood

(1933-09-30) 30 September 1933 (age 87)
TelevisionCoronation Street (1964, 1972–)[1]
Spouse(s)Denis Mullany (m. 1956–1977, divorced)
John Knox (m. 1977–1994, divorced)

Barbara Knox MBE (born 30 September 1933), is a British actress. She is known for her portrayal of newsagent Rita Sullivan in the television soap opera, Coronation Street. She has been a full-time cast member for nearly 50 years, having appeared for one episode as Rita in 1964, before becoming a regular cast member from 1972 onwards.[2]

On 28 March 2014 it was reported that she had been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol in her home town of Knutsford, Cheshire.[3] On 4 April Knox was formally charged, and she appeared at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on 24 April.[4] On 23 January 2015 she changed her plea to guilty. She was banned from driving for a year, as well as being fined £3,000 and £1,750 in costs.[5]

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  1. "Opportunity Knox". Oldham Chronicle. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Barbara Brothwood". Find My Past. Retrieved 31 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Corrie actress in drink-drive arrest". 28 March 2014 – via
  4. Mathews, Jane (4 April 2014). "Coronation Street's Barbara Knox charged with drink driving".
  5. "Corrie star admits drink-driving". 23 January 2015 – via

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