Naomi Radcliffe (born 1971) is an English actress. She was born in Oldham, Lancashire to Albert Radcliffe—a Canon of Manchester Cathedral—and Petrina, a teacher.[1][2] She was educated at Blue Coats School in Oldham and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, having not been accepted on her first attempt.[1]

Naomi Radcliffe
Born1971 (age 48–49)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Years active1995–present
Parent(s)Albert Radcliffe

Her first professional stage appearance was in Be My Baby in 1997. Early television appearances include major roles in Kay Mellor's Band of Gold and Russell T Davies's The Grand, before she took the role of Alison Wakefield in the Granada Television soap opera Coronation Street.[1] She remained on the soap for two years between 1998 and 2000. When her contract was not renewed, the character was written out in a scene that saw her commit suicide by jumping in front of a lorry. The scene, watched by 17 million viewers, won Radcliffe the British Soap Award for Best Exit.[2][3] From 2002 to 2005 she played Jean Bradshaw in the BBC drama Born and Bred. In 2007 she played Bev in the BBC Three situation comedy The Visit.

Credits and awardsEdit

Year Production Role Other notes
1995 Band of Gold Sarah
1996 In Suspicious Circumstances Belulah Turner 1 episode ("Ring of Truth")
1997 The Grand Lynne Milligan 2 series, 1997–1998
1998 Cold Feet Woman with Baby 1 episode (Series 1, Episode 6)
Coronation Street Alison Wakefield 1998 – 2000
Won, British Soap Award for Best Exit
1999 Sunburn Clare Alcock 1 episode (Series 1, Episode 6)
Where the Heart Is Nurse 1 episode ("Flesh and Blood")
2000 Queer as Folk 2 Judith Collins Part 1
2002 24 Hour Party People Twitchy Girl
Nice Guy Eddie Michelle 1 episode (Series 1, Episode 6)
A Good Thief Joanne Television film
Born and Bred Jean Bradshaw 2002–2005
2006 The Royal Ella Hale 1 episode ("Waifs and Strays")
2007 New Street Law Lisa Grant 1 episode (Series 2, Episode 6)
The Visit Bev 1 series
Heartbeat Mary Masters 1 episode ("Touch and Go")
2011 Holby City Amanda 1 episode ("Running the Gauntlet")
2015 Spotless Maureen Devine Season 1


  1. ^ a b c "Born and Bred: Naomi Radcliffe". (at the Internet Archive). 2002-10-30. Archived from the original on 2002-10-30. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  2. ^ a b Oddy, Jame (2002-04-27). "Naomi Radcliffe: How I found life after death". Daily Mirror.
  3. ^ Staff writer (2001-05-23). "EastEnders triumph at UK soap awards". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2008-01-02.

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