Yorkshire news Where the cast of BBC's Bread are now - from Hollywood to Corrie PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The BBC show was hugely popular before it ended in the early 90s

Yorkshire news Where the cast of BBC's Bread are now - from Hollywood to Corrie PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The BBC show was hugely popular before it ended in the early 90s

Yorkshire news  Where the cast of BBC's Bread are now - from Hollywood to Corrie PremierLeague-News.Com
07 April 2021 - 20:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It has been 35 years since BBC's sitcom Bread first aired and took the nation by storm. During peak times more than 21 million viewers tuned in to follow the Liverpool-based Boswell family through highs and lows. The Catholic, working-class family, endeared itself to the audience with characters such as Jean Boht's acid-tongued matriarch Nellie and heartthrob Peter Howitt's Joey. While earlier seasons focused on the kids attempting to bring home enough "bread", the focus later shifted on the characters' love lives and marriages. Written by Carla Lane, the 80s show ran for seven series before coming to an end in 1991. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . By then, the stars of the show had become household names up and down the country and went on to land some major roles, reports the Daily Star. But where are they all now? Take a look below and find out. Eileen Pollock Eileen sadly died late last year (Image: GETTY) Eileen didn't actually play a Boswell at all, but was one of the show's most recognisable faces as Lilo Lil. The news broke just before Christmas last year that Eileen had sadly died at the age of 73. Her family told that the "hugely loved and well known talent" had gone peacefully at her London home. "Your beauty, laughter and loving eyes gave joy to all," a tribute statement read. Lilo Lil was the flame-haired mistress to Ronald Forfar's philandering Freddie in the show. Jean Boht Jean's Nellie was one of the most complex characters in Bread (Image: GETTY) Now 89, Jean brought to life Boswell matriarch Nellie. The character was fearsome in her protection of her family, but ultimately caring and decent. She's since appeared in a string of British productions including Casualty, Doctors, Holby City and The Bill. Jean is married to American conductor Carl Davis, whom she wed in 1970. The pair share daughters Hannah, 49, and Jessie, 46. Peter Howitt Peter became a big shot Hollywood director (Image: GETTY) Peter's character Joey, a Boswell son, became a fan favourite and soon the actor behind him was elevated to heartthrob status. But Bread was only the beginning of his success. Peter moved out to Tinsel Town and made it big as a director, working with a string of A-list names like Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors and Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English. He has a son, Luke (born 1990) and a daughter, Amy (born 2008). Peter lives in Vancouver, Canada, and his last film was 2008's Scorched Earth. Ronald Forfar Ronald sadly died last year (Image: GETTY) Ronald, who played Nellie's adulterous husband and Lilo Lil's lover, became a novelist after a prestigious acting career.

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. But even after Ronald's Bread days, he was recognised by the sitcom's fans. He told The Daily Express in 2015: "I still look similar to Freddie Boswell, so there's a reaction from people when they see me, but it's a friendly reaction." Victor McGuire Victor appeared in Corrie as Big Garth (Image: GETTY) Victor played the lovable Jack on Bread. Since the show wrapped, Victor has enjoyed an esteemed career in both film and television. Now 63, soap fans may recognise him from his Coronation Street stint as Big Garth two years back. He also starred in other classic sitcom, Goodnight Sweetheart, starring Only Fools and Horses star, Nicholas Lyndhurst, 59. His character Ron Wheatcroft, who provided a lot of the laughs on the programme, starred in all six series. Read More Related Articles The iconic Flying Scotsman train is coming to Yorkshire - here's how you can see it Read More Related Articles Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrates 12th birthday as guests share amazing animal memories Nick Conway Nick runs a theatre school these days (Image: GETTY) Another Corrie star, Billy Boswell actor Nick now passes on his acting wisdom at the theatre school he runs. Nick opened the theatre school after appearing in a number of theatre productions himself. He's also appeared in The Bill and Casualty, and eleven years ago showed his face in Coronation Street as Gavin. The multi-talented 58-year-old also DJs - as if his list of accolades wasn't long enough already. Gilly Coman Gilly played Aveline for four series (Image: GETTY) Gilly's Aveline appeared in the first four series of Bread, before going on to star in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Inspector Morse. She also shared the screen with legends Ronnie Barker and Sir David Jason on Open All Hours. The mum-of-three tragically died aged 54 in 2010, of a suspected heart attack. She is survived by her husband, photographer Phil Cutts and their three sons and one daughter. Read More Related Articles Holidays abroad this year: Should you book, the rules right now and when foreign travel will be allowed Read More Related Articles The stunning Hawnby country inn so popular people are booking a year in advance Jonathon Morris Jonathon played the sensitive Adrian Boswell (Image: GETTY) Arty Adrian Boswell was played by talent Jonathon - whom fans may also recognise as the host of CBBC's The Movie Game, which he took over from Phillip Schofield. While he continued to act, and appeared in a number of gameshows, the star seems to have stepped back from the limelight. But he did hit the silver screen in 2000, where he played El Gallo in the film version of the musical The Fantasticks (released in 2000). Read More Related Articles Yorkshire beaches ranked from great to not quite as good Read More Related Articles North Yorkshire Water Park plans café with live music, beer and wine Melanie Hill Melanie is most recognisable as Corrie's Cathy (Image: GETTY) Melanie was the second Aveline after Gilly stepped back from the project. After Bread finished in 1991, Melanie continued to make a string of TV appearances. More recently, she starred in The Syndicate and Waterloo Road, but her most recognisable role is that of Cathy Matthews in Corrie. Cathy remains a recurring character to this day, six years after her initial casting. Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.

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