TV Actress

Caroline Aherne

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Age 60
Birthday December 241963
Birth Sign Capricorn
City England
Country England
Profession TV Actress

Caroline Aherne is a famous TV Actress, born on December 24, 1963 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Caroline Aherne’s net worth is $5 Million. She suffered from an eye disorder as a child that caused her to be partially blind in one eye.

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Caroline Aherne Biography

English actress, writer and comedian best known for her work on the television series The Royle Family. She also narrated the Channel 4 reality series Gogglebox. Caroline Mary Aherne (24 December 1963 – 2 July 2016) was an English comedian and writer and actress, best known for performing as the acerbic chat show host Mrs Merton, in various roles in The Fast Show, and as Denise in The Royle Family, a series which she co-wrote. She won BAFTA awards for her work on The Mrs Merton Show and The Royle Family..

She was married to Peter Hook from 1994 to 1997.

Her private life was well publicised, especially her depressions and struggles with alcohol and drugs during the 1990s. Before The Royle Family began, she suffered from depression and after her former boyfriend, BBC technician Matt Bowers, succumbed to stomach cancer, she attempted suicide. The day after she checked into the Priory Hospital and was diagnosed as a binge alcoholic. She suffered from bladder cancer and from a rare cancer of the retina. In 2014 she embarked on a programme of treatment for lung cancer.

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Aherne began performing on the Manchester comedy circuit as characters such as Mitzi Goldberg, lead singer of the comedy country and western act the Mitzi Goldberg Experience, and Sister Mary Immaculate, an Irish nun. She developed her Mrs Merton character with Frank Sidebottom for his show on Piccadilly Radio, where she worked as a receptionist. Aherne’s first TV appearances were as Mrs Merton in a semi-regular spot on the Granada TV discussion show Upfront in 1990. She had already recorded a pilot for Leeds-based Yorkshire TV of Mrs Murton’s Nightcap, but they had not pursued the concept. She made brief appearances in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer in 1993 and alongside Steve Coogan and John Thomson in a Granada TV pilot entitled The Dead Good Shows.

Caroline Aherne Net Worth

Caroline Aherne is one of the richest TV Actress & listed on most popular TV Actress. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Caroline Aherne‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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She was born and raised in England where she went to the Hollies Convent Grammar School in West Didsbury and then studied drama at Liverpool Polytechnic.

Aherne began performing on the Manchester comedy circuit as characters such as Mitzi Goldberg, lead singer of the comedy country and western act the Mitzi Goldberg Experience, and Sister Mary Immaculate, an Irish nun. She developed her Mrs Merton character with Frank Sidebottom for his show on Piccadilly Radio, where she worked as a receptionist. Aherne’s first TV appearances were as Mrs Merton in a semi-regular spot on the Granada TV discussion show Upfront in 1990. She had already recorded a pilot for Leeds-based Yorkshire TV of Mrs Murton’s Nightcap, but they had not pursued the concept. She made brief appearances in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer in 1993 and alongside Steve Coogan and John Thomson in a Granada TV pilot entitled The Dead Good Shows.

Aherne was married to Peter Hook of the bands Joy Division and New Order from 1994 until 1997. During their marriage he appeared in her TV series The Mrs Merton Show as leader of Hooky & the Boys, the show’s house band. After Aherne’s death Hook described how she had been physically abusive towards him during their marriage.

Between 1994 and 1997 she appeared in and wrote for the BBC comedy series The Fast Show. One of her most notable characters was the “Chanel 9 Neus” meteorologist Poula Fisch, who invariably reported a temperature for all locations of 45 °C (113 °F) while exclaiming “Scorchio!” with apparent surprise. Other notable characters included the endlessly chattering northern Renée, wife of submissive husband Roy and supermarket Checkout Girl who, by way of conversation, would comment nosily and judgementally on each item a customer had bought.

Who is Caroline Aherne dating?

According to our records, Caroline Aherne married to Peter Hook. As of May 2022, Caroline Aherne’s is not dating anyone.

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Following a disagreement with Cash, Aherne moved to Australia, retreating from the press. She wrote Dossa and Joe which was screened on BBC Two in 2002. Although critics applauded it, the show did not attract viewers and did not return for a second series. Returning to Britain, she began work on another sitcom with Cash but pulled out, after which Cash wrote Early Doors with Phil Mealey.

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular TV Actress. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Caroline Aherne celebrates birthday on December 24 of every year.

Her most popular creation is the situation comedy The Royle Family, which she co-created and wrote with Cash, and directed in its third series. The programme ran for three series from 1998 to 2000. Aherne starred alongside Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston, as their daughter Denise Royle. The show was a commercial and critical success, and ran for three series with a total of twenty episodes as well as five one-offs made for showing at Christmas. After a 2000 spoof documentary with Cash entitled Back Passage to India, Aherne said The Royle Family would end in December 2000 after a Christmas special, and that she would not appear on television again, although she would continue to write. Aherne received BAFTAs for Best Sitcom in 2000 and 2007, and she won the BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance in 2000. She was nominated for directing in 2001.

How did Caroline Aherne passed away?

Caroline Aherne tragically passed away from lung cancer at the age of just 52. The much-loved actress and comedian was alone at her home in Timperley, Cheshire when she died – with only a few of her close friends and family realising how sick she was. “It was too quick, we didn’t expect her to go. She was just at home.

Did Caroline Aherne have cancer while filming The Royle Family?

Ricky explained that Caroline, who had previously suffered from bladder cancer as well, never once complained while filming the hugely popular series. “She never talked about her health, ever. I can never ever remember her complaining,” he told the Sunday Mirror after her death.

Was Paul Merton married to Caroline Aherne?

Personal life. Aherne was married to Peter Hook of the bands Joy Division and New Order from 1994 until 1997. During their marriage, he appeared in her TV series The Mrs Merton Show as leader of Hooky & the Boys, the show’s house band.

How old was Mrs Merton when she died?

British actress, comedian and writer Caroline Aherne, known for such TV comedies as The Royle Family, Mrs Merton and The Fast Show, died today at age 52 following a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Are Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston friends?

She’s also very good pals with actor Ricky Tomlinson who played Jim Royle to Sue’s Barbara, and was also her screen husband in Brookside back in the Eighties.

After Dossa and Joe, Aherne avoided media attention. When The Fast Show was featured on the BBC One show Comedy Connections, Aherne was the only cast member not interviewed. In April 2006, the BBC said Aherne and Cash were developing a script for a one-off special of The Royle Family. The Royle Family: The Queen of Sheba was broadcast on 29 October 2006, to an audience of 7.8 million. Aherne subsequently made few TV appearances. On 14 October 2008 she was in the BBC comedy drama written by Cash and Phil Mealey, Sunshine as a barmaid. She appeared in The Royle Family, The New Sofa on Christmas Day 2008. In 2009, she appeared in a Royle Family special for Comic Relief as well as another Christmas Day special of The Royle Family entitled The Golden Eggcup. She co-wrote the ITV comedy-drama The Fattest Man in Britain, which was broadcast in December 2009.

The Mrs Merton character was given a sitcom, Mrs Merton and Malcolm, which depicted her home life with her “mummy’s boy” son (played by co-writer Craig Cash). This aspect of Malcolm’s character was exaggerated to the point that many complained the series ridiculed those with learning difficulties. Mrs Merton and Malcolm lasted one series, and was released on DVD in 2008.

In November 2010, Aherne appeared in the special The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa shown on Gold, featuring clips of The Royle Family and interviews with Aherne, Cash and the cast, which was followed by another Christmas Day special, Joe’s Cracker. She narrated a BBC1 documentary series Pound Shop Wars broadcast in November 2012. She also appeared in The Fast Show internet specials, sponsored by the lager brand Fosters, which reunited most of the original principal cast; only Mark Williams was unable to participate.

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