PROFILE
Name:
Beverley Callard
Birth Date:
March 27, 1957
Birth Place:
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality:
British
Profession:
Actress
BIOGRAPHY
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Coronation Street

Background:
    
English actress Beverley Callard is well associated with her role as  Liz McDonald in ITV's “Coronation Street” (1989-98, 2000-01, 2003-11, 2013-?). Other TV series she has acted in include “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps” (2001-2003), “The Boss” (2000) and “Emmerdale” (1983).  

Callard revealed for the first time about her battle with depression in April 2010. She has married Jon McEwan since October 30, 2010. She was previously married to Steve Callard (1989 – 2001, has one son), David Sowden (1980-1988) and Paul Atkinson (1974-1977, has one daughter).     

Jane Moxon

Childhood and Family:

Daughter of Clive Moxon (baker) and Mavis Brook (concert pianist), Beverley Callard was born Beverley Jane Moxon on March 28, 1957, in Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The oldest of 3 siblings, she had a brother named Clive (born 1960), who died at birth, and a sister named  Stephanie (born 1963). She was educated at Elmfield and Peel Street schools in Morley, and also Bruntcliffe High School in Morley near Leeds.  

Beverley has been married four times. She married first husband Paul Atkinson on January 19, 1974, but they later divorced in 1977. The marriage produced one child, Rebecca Callard (born 1975). She then married second husband David Sowden from 1980 to 1988. In 1989, she married Steve Callard and gave birth to her second child, son Joshua James Callard, in 1990. The couple divorced in 2001. Beverley married her present husband Jon McEwan on October 30, 2010 at the Hazelwood Castle Hotel, near Leeds. They live in Eccles, Manchester, with Ben, McEwan's son from a previous relationship.   

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Career:

A former shorthand typist, Beverley Callard landed roles on stage productions like Noël Coward's “Hay Fever” (playing Jaqui Coryton), “Billy Liar” (playing Liz and Rita) and “Snow White” (playing The Wicked Queen).  

Credited as Beverley Sowden, Callard made her television debut in 1983 when she was cast as Angie Richards in the Yorkshire Television soap “Emmerdale.” The same year, she played Rhoda in “Shades of Darkness.” She continued to appear in TV series like “Love and Marriage” (1984), “Dear Ladies” (1984), “The Practice” (1985), “Hell's Bells” (1986) and “Screen Two” (1987).

Callard joined ITV's “Coronation Street” in 1984 to play Gail and Brian Tilsley's friend June Dewhurst. She returned to the show to play the new and more important role of Liz McDonald in 1989.  Her debut appearance as Liz was aired on October 27, 1989. She departed the show in November 1998 to concentrate on her other career as an aerobics instructor and to spend more time with her family. She later returned for two brief stints in 2000 and 2003 before becoming a series regular once again in 2004. Callard left the show again in April 2011,but returned again in October 14, 2013.

During her on-again-and-off again tenure on “Coronation Street,” Callard irregularly appear on television. She played the role of Barbara in several episodes of “The  Boss” in 2000 and was cast as Flo Henshaw on the BBC Three sitcom ”Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps” between 2001 and 2003. She also guest starred in TV series like “Casualty” (2000), “The Bill” (2002), “Mile High” (2004) and “In with the Flynns” (2012) and appeared in the TV film “Bloody Norah.” Callard revisited     the stage in 2012 when she portrayed Mari Hoff in a British touring production of “The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.” The cast also included Jess Robinson, Ray Quinn and Joe McGann.

Awards:

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'Coronation Street' Star Beverley Callard Says She Loves Being Called A 'MILF' By Fans Of Liz McDonald
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