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Anne "Annie" Walker was a long-standing fictional character in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She was played by actress Doris Speed from the series' first episode in 1960 until Speed retired from the role 23 years and 1,737 episodes later in 1983.

Annie Walker
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Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Doris Speed
Duration 1960–1983
First appearance Episode 1
9 December 1960
Last appearance Episode 2351
12 October 1983
Created by Tony Warren
Introduced by Stuart Latham
Book appearances
  • Coronation Street: The Complete Saga
  • Coronation Street: The War Years
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Pub landlady
Mayoress of Weatherfield
Chairman of the L.V.C.
Barmaid
Home Clitheroe

Anne "Annie" Walker (née Beaumont) was a long-standing fictional character in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She was played by actress Doris Speed from the series' first episode in 1960 until Speed retired from the role 23 years and 1,737 episodes later in 1983.

The character of Annie has been noted as "snobbish" and "snooty" due to her condescending attitude and delusions of grandeur. Despite this, Annie proved to be one of the show's most popular characters and Speed received more fan mail than any other cast member at the time. For her service, Speed was later declared a "national treasure" by the media and received an MBE in 1977.

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