SHE’S played dozens of TV roles in her career.
But for viewers of a certain age, Paula Wilcox will always be remembered for two characters.
The Manchester-born actress first made her mark as Beryl Battersby, alongside Richard Beckinsale, in Granada’s The Lovers.
Hard to believe that series began all of 37 years ago.
In 1974 she moved on to the role of Chrissy Plummer in Man About The House and became a major star.
But acting, like most other professions, is a long game.
Paula went on to many more TV roles in shows like The Queen’s Nose and The Smoking Room.
Now she’s about to appear in Emmerdale, as you can read in today’s MEN feature here.
Chatting to Paula earlier this week, she described her latest character – Hilary Potts – as “a rather intense perfectionist”.
She also spoke about the TV village built to film Emmerdale’s exterior scenes.
“It’s very impressive down there in the valley. They do say it’s the coldest part of England – but it is gorgeous.
“And it’s in the middle of a real farm, so it’s very authentic.”
London-based Paula mentioned that she hasn’t worked in Manchester as much as she’d have liked.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long before that’s rectified.
Man About The House
The Queen’s Nose
The Smoking Room