Caroline Aherne was a British comedian, actress, and writer who was born on December 24, 1963, in Ealing, London, England.
She was best known for her work on television, particularly for creating and starring in the hit sitcom The Royle Family and for her role as the narrator on the popular children’s show Gogglebox.
Aherne began her career in the 1980s as a stand-up comedian, performing in clubs and on television.
She gained wider recognition in the 1990s as a writer and performer on the sketch comedy show The Fast Show, where she created several memorable characters, including the elderly chat show host Mrs. Merton.
In 1998, Aherne created The Royle Family, a sitcom about a working-class family in Manchester that was filmed in a mockumentary style.
The show was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards and becoming one of the most beloved British sitcoms of all time.
Aherne continued to work in television throughout the 2000s, appearing in shows like The Mrs Merton Show, Dinnerladies and The Fattest Man in Britain.
She also lent her voice to several animated series, including Bob and Margaret and The Amazing World of Gumball.
Sadly, Aherne passed away on July 2, 2016, at the age of 52, after a long battle with cancer, and was widely mourned by fans and colleagues alike, who praised her talent, wit and warmth.
Caroline Aherne ex-husband
Aherne’s ex-husband was Peter Hook, a prominent figure in the British music scene.
Peter Hook is best known as the bassist and co-founder of the influential post-punk bands Joy Division and New Order.
Born on February 13, 1956, in Salford, England, Hook played a crucial role in shaping the sound and style of these bands, contributing to their success and enduring legacy.
Aherne and Hook were married in 1994 but divorced in 1997.
Their relationship was marked by personal struggles, including Aherne’s well-documented battles with depression and cancer.
Despite their separation, both Aherne and Hook continued to make significant contributions to their respective fields, leaving a lasting impact on British comedy and music.