Amanda Barrie
Bullying Survivor
Female | London, England   United Kingdom
Teased mercilessly
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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Amanda Barrie (born 14 September 1935) acted in a number of television and British film roles in the 1960s and 1970s.She was probably best known for her roles in the Carry On series of British comedy films until she was cast as a café proprietor's wife, Alma Sedgewick (later Baldwin), on the British soap opera Coronation Street. She was a bit player in the early to mid 1980s before she was offered a contract in 1988. She played the role until she decided to retire in 2001; in the story, Alma was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer.

Actress Amanda Barry was dyslexic during a time before this learning disability was understood. Her home life in turmoil, she was also forced by her mother to dress differently from the other girls at her boarding-school. In hindsight, she realizes that much of her truculent behaviour was caused by deep emotional distress.
In her memoir, she recounts: “I had always had a tendency to be aggressive when anyone or anything I cared about came under threat. Before even reaching school age, I virtually beat to a pulp a far bigger boy who had thrown stones at our family dog. At boarding-school, my aggression went out of control and invariably manifested itself in much the same way. I would launch myself at people, knock them over, grab their hair and bang their heads on the floor; I wouldn't stop until someone came and pulled me off. … In school, I was teased mercilessly, but it stopped short of actual bullying because I knew how to handle bullies; I beat them up.”

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Name: Amanda Barrie
Age: 86
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
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