Amanda Barrie’s net worth (2024) and Illness in Details

Amanda Barrie’s net worth is one of the most discussed topics among Coronation Street fans. Amanda is best known for her role as Alma Sedgewick on the popular British soap opera Coronation Street. Let’s look into Amanda Barrie’s net worth and her personal life.

What is Amanda Barrie’s net worth?

Amanda Barrie’s net worth is approximately USD 10 million. Her primary income sources are movies, TV shows, and stage performances. She was a top TV artist of her time. She has featured in over a dozen movies, TV shows, and stage performances. 


Amanda started her career as a child artist and a background dancer for many years in the West End until her first break as an actress. Her film journey started as a background dancer in the Value for Money (1955). After that, she played minor and uncredited roles in films like Operation Bullshine, Don’t Bother to Knock, Carry On Cabby, Carry On Cleo, What a Whopper, and A Pair of Briefs. Finally, she received a major role in Doctor in Distress (as Rona), and the first time she appeared in a lead role in Carry On Cabby (1963). Carry On Cleo, I’ve Gotta Horse, Koroshi, and Dick Whittington are some of her famous and well-known films. 

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Apart from films, Amanda was a very famous personality on TV shows. Her role as Alma Baldwin in Coronation Street (1981-2001) is still well-praised. She was part of many popular TV series such as Bad Girls, Thirty-Minute Theatre, Oh La La!, and Doctors.

Amanda Barrie started to perform on stage in 1963 with Green Room Rag. Since then she has been part of more than dozens of shows. Her role as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (2007-22), and as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (2012-13) caught everyone’s attention. Any Wednesday, Absurd Person Singular, Aladdin, and Jack and the Beanstalk are some of her notable works.

About Amanda Barrie:

Amanda Barrie or Shirley Anne Broadbent is an 88-year-old English actress who is known for her works in Carry On and Coronation Street. Amanda was born on 14 September 1935 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Her parents are Hubert Broadbent and Connie. She was fond of dancing since her childhood and she used to work as a background dancer when she was young. 


Amanda Barrie attended St Anne’s College, Lytham St Annes. After finishing school, she joined the Arts Educational School in London. Later she finished her studies at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Family and Dating History:

Amanda Barrie dated her fellow actor and singer Billy Fury, whom she met while filming I’ve Gotta Horse. Fury proposed to her to marry but Amanda denied it. In 1967, Amanda married an English theatre actor and director Robin Hunter but in the mid-’80s they got separated but never divorced. Robin and Amanda don’t have any children and Robin died in 2004.

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Amanda Barrie and Hilary Bonner

In her autobiography, “It’s Not a Rehearsal”, Amanda declared herself bisexual, and on 12 September 2014, she married her long-term partner Hilary Bonner, who is an English crime novelist. Currently, the couple lives in Blackdown Hills, Somerset, London.

Amanda is a distant cousin of Sally Ann Matthews, who played the role of Jenny Bradley in the popular series Coronation Street. 

Age, Height, and Weight:

Amanda is an 88-year-old actress and her height is 5’4” or 165 cm. There is no information about her weight.

Amanda Barrie Illness: What happened to her?

Speaking to Daily Express in 2018, she revealed her life-threatening experience when her throat was suddenly swelled up. Struggling to breathe and afraid for her life, she immediately sought medical help. Back in 1997, on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral – Amanda Barrie was admitted to the hospital and medics administered powerful antihistamines to counteract her severe allergic reaction. 

Amanda till today is unaware of the causes for which her throat swelled up that night. However, NHS informed us that the condition develops suddenly and “gets worse very quickly”. According to NHS, Amanda was diagnosed with anaphylaxis – a “life-threatening reaction to a trigger”. The symptoms of the disease include feeling lightheaded or faint; breathing difficulties; wheezing; and a fast heartbeat. However, clammy skin, confusion and anxiety, and collapsing or losing consciousness are also some of the minor symptoms of the disease.

Is Amanda Barrie alive?

Yes, Amanda is still alive and she lives with her partner Hilary Bonner in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset, London. 

Reference: Wikipedia

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