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Anita Dobson
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Birth Date:April 29, 1949
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
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Occupation:TV actress

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Anita Dobson

Biography:Anita Dobson (born April 29, 1949 in Stepney, London, England) is a British television actress.

Anita is most famous for playing the part of the emotionally battered and alcoholic landlady, Angie Watts, in the BBC1 soap opera, EastEnders. A role which she played from the shows inception in 1985 to 1988. Anita supposedly landed the role of Angie by coincidence, when she happened to be at Elstree Studios when the intended actress failed to show up. Anita was asked to audition and was soon offered the part. Whilst playing Angie Watts, Anita worked closely with actor Leslie Grantham, who played her adultourous husband 'Dirty Den Watts. 30.1 million viewers tuned in on Christmas day in 1986, to witness Den handing Angie her divorce papers, giving the soap its highest ever episode rating, which has yet to be beaten by any other plotline from any other soap in the UK.

Since Anita left EastEnders in 1988 she has been asked to return a number of times, although she never accepted the offer; recently she commented “Why tarnish the gorgeous creation that was Angie Watts?”. The character of Angie Watts was subsequently killed off-screen in 2002 (dying of a drink related illness) and brought home to be buried by her on-screen daughter Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean), who had recently returned to the show.

Since her exit from EastEnders she has appeared in many television, film and theatre roles, including the BBC sitcom Red Dwarf in 1993, Dangerfield 1995, BBC drama Sunburn in 1999, hospital dramas Casualty (2000) and Holby City (2003), and the ITV detective series The Last Detective (2004) among others. She has also been reunited with fellow EastEnder Leslie Grantham in the Sky production called The Stretch and the ITV Horror series Urban Gothic in (2000). Most recently she signed up for the ITV1 police drama The Bill in 2005.

Dobson trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni also include Terence Stamp, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.

She was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in Frozen at the Royal National Theatre: Cottesloe. In August 1986 she reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart with "Anyone Can Fall in Love," a song based on the theme music of EastEnders, which was written by Simon May. She has also released several other singles and albums with minor chart success.

Anita is currently playing the role of Gertrude in the English Touring Theatre production of Hamlet, at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End, following a UK tour in Autumn 2005.

She once dated her EastEnders cast mate Tom Watt who played Lofty Holloway, but is now married to Queen guitarist Brian May.BBC3 screenshot

Chinese Horoscope for Anita Dobson
Includes characteristics and Vices
Anita Dobson's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 29, 1949 - February 16, 1950
Birthday: April 29, 1949

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Anita Dobson's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: April 29, 1949

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Anita Dobson's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: April 29, 1949

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Anita Dobson's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: April 29, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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