Margi Clarke was born in Liverpool in 1954, and she was a natural entertainer from an early age. In the eighties, Margi started her career in music, she was the lead singer various punk bands in her home city, she once supported Adam And The Ants.
Margi began her career in TV by landing the presenting role on Granada television’s ‘What’s On’. She then moved into acting with a role in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, before finding recognition in 1985 with a role in cult British film Letter to Brezhnev, which went on to become a surprise international hit. Since then, she’s appeared in several films, including The Boys From County Clare and 24 Hour Party People.
Margi has played Tyrone Dobb’s mum in Coronation Street as well as parts in Casualty, Family Affairs and Benidorm. She’s also continued to present programmes fronting her own daytime show, Swank, in the Nineties and guesting on cult series The Word and The Tube. The bubbly star has also tried her hand at stand-up comedy, and has taken her show to the Edinburgh Festival.