Nichola McAuliffe has covered most roles in her hugely respected acting
career, from her influential work with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
and The Royal National Theatre to her British television hit Surgical
Spirit (1989 – 1995) and her recent appearances on the long running
soap opera Coronation Street.
In 1982 Arnold Wesker wrote his
series of one woman plays Annie Wobbler expressly for McAuliffe, but
not content with conquering the classical theatre (and popular
television), she has also won several awards for her roles in West End
musicals, including Kiss Me Kate, for which she won the 1988 Laurence
Olivier Award, and most recently Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, for which she
was nominated for a further Olivier in 2003.
She has published
two books with Bloomsbury, The Crime Tsar and the children’s story
Atila, Loolagax and the Eagle, and is married to the journalist Don