Kate Anthony

Kate Anthony (born 11 April 1964) is an English actress best known for her role as Pam Hobsworth on the ITV soap Coronation Street.[1]

Kate Anthony
Born (1964-04-11) 11 April 1964 (age 56)
Years active1990–present
Known forCoronation Street
Spouse(s)Gary Barak


She has appeared in Doctors playing Ellen Murray, Sparkhouse playing Jenny Bullock, Casualty playing Angela Phillips and As Time Goes By. More recently she has appeared in Totally Frank, Heartbeat and EastEnders playing Annie Grey. She played the role of Pam Hobsworth in the ITV soap Coronation Street from July 2008 to December 2010. She also had a small role in My Parents Are Aliens as the Inspector Mrs. Morris.

She has done numerous theatrical roles including The Cherry Orchard with Judi Dench and prior to taking the role in Coronation Street, she toured Scotland in The Odd Couple with her closest friend Gerard Kelly.

Anthony starred in Northern Broadsides' production of Rutherford and Son with Barrie Rutter, West Yorkshire Playhouse's Alan Bennett production of Untold Stories and the main role in Sheffield Theatres' production of Queen Coal.

In 2015 Anthony appeared as Ethel Davies in the BBC TV series Father Brown episode 3.14 "The Deadly Seal".

In 2016, she portrayed a Braavosi woman in the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6.[2]

She starred in the UK and Irish touring production of Anything Goes as Evangeline Harcourt and then once again toured in the Northern Broadsides hit When We Are Married, as Clara Soppitt, which was directed by and starred Barrie Rutter.[3]

Anthony has also recently been in the comedy series Boomers and is regularly on BBC Radio 4 in Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups, playing Tom's mother.

In 2018 she appeared at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in Queens of The Coal Age, written by Maxine Peake.

Personal lifeEdit

Anthony studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.[3]

Anthony is married to former actor and racing driver Gary Barak, who is now better known as an automotive & motorsport PR man. They have two children.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 A Sense of Guilt Clinic Nurse Episode: "Episode 1.3"
1999 Wing and a Prayer Court Clerk Episode: "Episode 2.2"
2002-2016 Doctors Betty Warren / Helen Morris / Ellie Murphy / Ellen Murphy / Ms. French 5 episodes
2002 An Angel for May Mrs. Cranshaw TV Movie
2002 Sparkhouse Jenny Bullock TV Miniseries
2004 Casualty Angela Phillips Episode: "Where There's Life..."
2005 As Time Goes By Sister Episode: "Reunion Special: Part 2"
2005-2006 Totally Frank Amanda Episodes: "Debt", "2.6", "2.12"
2006 EastEnders Dr. Annie Grey Episodes: "8 September 2006" and "12 September 2006"
2007 Judge John Deed WPC Lowry Episode: "War Crimes: Part 1" and "War Crimes: Part 2"
2007 The Bill Bev Morris Episode: "Inner Demons"
2007 Holby City Jill Prince Episode: "The Q Word"
2008-2012 Coronation Street Pam Hobsworth 128 episodes
2008 Little Miss Jocelyn Unknown Episode: "2.1" and "2.2"
2008 Heartbeat Mrs Halloran Episode: "England Expects"
2013 Casualty Joyce Farrell Episode: "There's No Place Like Home"
2015 Father Brown Ethel Davies Episode: "The Deadly Seal"
2015 Trollied Shelia Episode: "5.2"
2015 Citizen Khan Nurse Baxtor Episode: "Mytic Mo"
2016 Boomers Christine Episode: "Mick's Return"
2016 Game of Thrones Braavosi Woman Episode: "The Door"
2020 Doctors Kathy Eliot Episode: "A Little Faith"


  1. ^ "Corrie's Auntie Pam plans revealed". Digital Spy. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Coronation Street's Auntie Pam: The Jewish mum who loves playing baddies". www.thejc.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Kate Anthony: From Corrie to Priestley". www.yorkshirepost.co.uk. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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