Glenda Wood – biography

Glenda Wood joined Granada TV as a make-up artist in 1966 from Tyne Tees Television.  She worked on a wide range of programmes including Coronation Street, Who Bombed Birmingham? and The Sign of Four. Glenda won a BAFTA in 1993 in recognition of her work on Stars in Their Eyes, one of Britain’s most popular…

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Glenda Wood on her encounter with Margaret Thatcher

Did you ever make up politicians, like Mrs Thatcher? Oh, God! Yes. Do you know, we never, ever got tips. Which is the nature of the game, isn’t it? But I went to Blackpool, and it was the year after the Brighton bombing – you wouldn’t believe the security to get in there! I was…

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Glenda Wood recalls the day-to-day work on a drama

So I presume there was a team of make-up artists. There was the person who was the principal, and then you would have all your assistants, and you’d worked it out, how many assistants you’d need. Generally it was only two, but when you had a big crowd of extras. I used to work it…

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Glenda Wood remembers the good times at Granada

What was Granada like to work for? From the word go they were smashing, absolutely smashing. I remember my boss was Michael… big tall fella, very handsome. Mike Scott. When I first started he was there. But yes, everybody was really nice. And I really do think that everybody enjoyed it so much – that’s…

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Glenda Wood’s memories of working on Coronation Street

What about some of the Coronation Street people? Pat Phoenix? Oh! Yes. I did her a few times. It’s funny, because the make-up she had was left over from the 50s. I don’t mean the pots that we had, but the way she had it was left over from the 50s. Is that what she…

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