Ann Beach, British actress, Died at 78


Ann Beach was born on June 7, 1938, and died on March 9, 2017.

She was a British actress.

She is the mother of Charlotte Coleman and Lisa Coleman.

Ann was best known for her supporting role as Sonia Barrett, the quirky next-door neighbor on the British comedy Fresh Fields, starring Julia McKenzie and Anton Rodgers.

Ann was married to Francis Coleman.

Beach won a scholarship to RADA at the age of 16.

When she had left, she went on tour with Frankie Howerd in Hotel Paradiso, and then came to London in the title role of Emlyn Williams’s “Beth”.

Which prove not to be successful, but she was soon busily engaged in television work, until she went back to the stage in the Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Roles she created there were Rosie in Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, and Miss Gilchrist in The Hostage.

Then, she created the role of Barbara in Billy Liar at the Cambridge Theatre in September 1960.

Ann Beach passed away at 78 years old.