Basic Information About Julie Goodyear
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1942-03-29 (81 years old)|
|Place of birth||Middleton|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Dressing predominantly in leopard print clothing|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Julie Goodyear win?
The Multi-Talented British Actress, Julie Goodyear and Her Net Worth
The entertainment industry has blessed us with some remarkable talents over the years. However, it is rare to witness someone exceeding expectations in multiple areas of the industry. On the other hand, Julie Goodyear, with a staggering net worth of $8 Million, has shown us that it is indeed possible.
What is Julie Goodyear known for?
Julie Goodyear is known for her acting and modeling career. She had modest beginnings in the entertainment industry by modeling and performing in commercials. However, it was her role as Bet Lynch in ‘Coronation street’ that gave her the fame she deserved. Julie Goodyear played the character of Bet Lynch for 25 years, which made her a household name across the country.
Biography of Julie Goodyear
Early Life and Education
Julie Goodyear was born on March 29, 1942, in Heywood, Lancashire, England. She spent most of her teenage life working part-time at her grandfather’s bar where she learned management skills that would benefit her later in life. Growing up, she had aspirations of becoming a model and eventually moving to London to pursue her dream.
In 1962, she immediately started working as a commercial model when she moved to London. She then made her big break when she secured a small role in the soap opera – ‘Coronation Street’. Taking some time off to take acting lessons, she returned to the show as pub landlady, Bet Lynch – a beloved character who became a fan favorite in no time. She also appeared in various British TV comedy shows like ‘Nearest and Dearest,’ ‘The Dustbin Men,’ and ‘Revolver,’ establishing herself as an established actress in the UK. In 2002, Julie decided to take a break from acting and retired from Coronation Street.
After a few years of inactivity, she made a comeback with the role of a fortune-teller, Ursula Blake, in the British soap opera – ‘Hollyoaks.’ Following that role, she played herself in a British TV reality show – ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’ Her exceptional skills and personality won her the hearts of the voters, and she made it to the fourth place on the show.
In 2012, the rebel rebel finally graced the UK’s big screen with her performance in ‘The Girls Aloud’ alongside some other familiar faces from the entertainment industry. Julie Goodyear has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the British entertainment scene.
Julie Goodyear has built her career through sheer hard work and dedication. Her role as Bet Lynch in ‘Coronation Street’ has earned her various awards, including Best Onscreen Partnership, and TV Times Award in 1985. She also won The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Her exceptional acting skills were also recognized universally when she was awarded the Television Personality of The Year – Lifetime Achievement, by the UK National TV awards in 1995. It’s impressive how Ms. Goodyear continued to expand her work horizons even after bidding farewell to her iconic role as Bet Lynch.
Fortunately, Julie Goodyear is still very much alive and continues to be an active member of the entertainment industry.
We should fully give credit when people have worked their entire lives with passion and commitment to leave a lasting impact. It’s the spectacular actresses like Julie Goodyear who, through their work, make others’ lives just that bit brighter.
Ms. Goodyear inspires the upcoming generation always to pursue what they love relentlessly and never let their passion for a given field fade amid adversities. No wonder why she remains a household name in the United Kingdom and beyond.
Interesting Facts about Julie Goodyear
- She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1996 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama.
- Lives at Primrose Hill Farm and is a member of the National Farmer's Union.
- Married longtime boyfriend Scott Brand in an intimate ceremony. The reception was attended by the Duchess of York, Charlotte Church, Clive Owen and members of Duran Duran. The bride is 65; the groom is 39.
- Lived at The Bay Horse, a pub her mother and stepfather ran, working as a barmaid (1955-1968).
- Her beloved maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Duckworth, died of suspected suicide when she was found drowned in a canal (1955).
- Gave birth to her only child at age 18, a son Gary Goodyear on 29 April 1960. Child's father is her 1st ex-husband, Ray Sutcliffe.
- Upon leaving school her first job was as a secretary for an aircraft factory at the age of sixteen.
- Her first husband Ray Sutcliffe walked out on her and their son within a year of their marriage and moved to Australia; she filed for divorce on the grounds of desertion in 1963.
- Her bridesmaids at her wedding to Tony Rudman were her cousin Irene and Coronation Street (1960) co-star Jennifer Moss.
- Was diagnosed with cervical cancer, resulting in her having to have a hysterectomy in order to save her life (1979).
- Was in consideration for the part of Jackie Simpson in Girls' Night (1998), but Julie Walters was cast instead.
- Married her third husband Richard Skrob in Barbados with only his children Ray and Cathy present as witnesses.
- Her stepfather Bill Goodyear died of lung cancer in October 1982 and her mother Alice Goodyear died of cancer of the oesophagus in May 1987.
- Has three grandchildren - Emily Alice (b. 1989), Elliot Thomas (b. 1991) and Jack William (b. 1995)- via her son Gary and his wife Suzanne.
- Smokes 100 cigarettes a day.
- Her first marriage was at the age of 17 and pregnant.
- Her son Gary, born in 1961 became a garage manager.