Lynda Baron

Born Mar 24, 1939

Lynda Baron is a BAFTA-nominated English stage, film and television actress, perhaps best known for playing the extremely busty Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, the object of Arkwright's affection, in the BBC comedy series Open All Hours.

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Lynda Baron.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lynda Baron.


1939 Birth Born on March 24, 1939.


1966 27 Years Old 1 More Event
She was heard as a singer in the 1966 serial The Gunfighters. … Read More


1976 37 Years Old Baron is best known for playing Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the popular BBC comedy series Open All Hours with Ronnie Barker and David Jason which ran for four series in 1976, 1981 to 1982 and in 1985, and was subsequently voted eighth in Britain's Best Sitcom in 2004. … Read More


1986 47 Years Old In 1986, she acted in a party political broadcast for the SDP–Liberal Alliance.
1987 48 Years Old Baron also appeared in the 1987 Christmas special of The Two Ronnies. … Read More


1997 58 Years Old In 1997, Baron played Renee Turnbull in Coronation Street and took guest roles in Dinnerladies (1998), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998), Sunburn (1999), Nancherrow (1999) and Goodnight Sweetheart (1999). … Read More


2006 67 Years Old Baron briefly appeared in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders in 2006 as Linda Clarke, the mother of Jane Beale.
2008 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2008, it was announced that Baron would be returning to EastEnders.
In August 2010, Baron appeared in an episode of Agatha Christie's Marple on ITV.
2011 72 Years Old Baron was nominated for the 2011 British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for this role.
2013 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2013, she appeared in a production of D.H. Lawrence's play The Daughter-in-Law at the Sheffield Crucible.
2014 75 Years Old She appeared at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester from April to May 2014 in Stevie by Hugh Whitemore, alongside Zoe Wanamaker and Chris Larkin.
2015 76 Years Old Baron again appeared in the play from March to April 2015 at the Hampstead Theatre. … Read More
2016 77 Years Old 1 More Event
She also made an appearance in the new CBBC show Little Roy playing Mrs Barker.On 8 April 2016, it was announced that Baron would return to the soap once again alongside John Partridge.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.