Former EastEnders star Anita Dobson reveals why leaving the show was the right move

Anita Dobson has discussed why leaving EastEnders was the right decision for her. The actress played Angie Watts on the BBC One soap from 1985 to 1988,

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  • Date: 2019-02-11 03:26:00
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Anita Dobson proud of iconic Dirty Den and Angie divorce episode

The 69 year-old actress is delighted that TV channel Drama are airing classic episodes of the BBC soap, such as the Christmas Day 1986 ep which saw ‘Dirty’ Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) hand Angie Watts (Anita) divorce papers, which drew in more than 30 million viewers.

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She told the Metro newspaper: “I’m absolutely thrilled because to have made something that’s so iconic and that people are actually watching again – as well as a new generation – is wonderful and magical.

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The legendary TV veteran – best known for playing barmaid Angie from 1985 to 1988 – also reminisced that characters were more “beautifully drawn” than the figures that appear on our screens now.

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Anita Dobson: ‘There are more roles for women than there used to be’

Legendary actress Anita Dobson cut her teeth on TV in the early 80s and broke out into the national consciousness as the alcoholic pub landlady Angie Watts in EastEnders in 1985. Since leaving Albert Square in 1988, she has appeared on stage, TV and film as well as releasing a hit single which got to number four in the UK singles chart.

On stage her work includes the National Theatre’s production of Frozen, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress, Mama Morton in Chicago, and Gertrude in Hamlet. Dobson joined the tenth anniversary cast of Wicked in 2016, playing Madame Morrible. She’s currently starring in brand new play The Shadow Factory, written by Howard Brenton for the new NST City Theatre in Southampton. Here she explains what draws her to a role.

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Critically Acclaimed Actress Anita Dobson Leads The Cast of Stage Traffic Productions’ World Premiere Of 3WOMEN

3Women, the debut play by the award-winning comedian and writer Katy Brand, will premiere at Trafalgar Studios 2, starring the celebrated screen and stage actress Anita Dobson (Eleanor), alongside Debbie Chazen (Suzanne), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Laurie), and Oliver Greenall (Waiter). Running from 15 May to 9 June 2018, with press night on 18 May, 3Women explores the relationships between three generations of the same family, brought together in one hotel room, in a darkly comic and pertinent exploration of what it means to be a woman.