Printer Friendly

Louise quit Emmerdale to become law student.

Byline: LYNN McPHERSON

SOAP star Louise Beattie was so inspired by her role as a legal eagle that she has enrolled at law school.

The youngest member of the showbiz dynasty led by her father Johnny, Louise hit the big time as lawyer Laura Johnstone in Emmerdale.

Glasgow-born Louise's tough-talking character became a firm favourite with the Yorkshire soap's 10 million fans when she dumped wheelchair-bound villain Chris Tate, played by Peter Amory, after a torrid affair.

The on-screen romance ended when the actress quit the soap last year.

But Louise was secretly juggling her demanding role with studies for a real-life law degree at Glasgow University.

The 33-year-old is in the third year of a five-year course, but she has managed to keep news of her studies secret - until now.

Her dad, veteran comic Johnny, said: "As well as studying, she's still keeping her acting going as well, that's why she's kept it so quiet.

"She's tried to keep a low profile in case casting agents think that she's not available for work, which is not the case at all."

A pal added: "It was bound to come out some time, but if anyone can keep a foot in both camps it's Louise."
COPYRIGHT 2001 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 28, 2001
Words:204
Previous Article:6 FREE B0TTLES 0F LOONEY TUNES FUN WATER; THE DRINKS ARE ON US...
Next Article:BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS.


Related Articles
Seven years ago Louise was a star of Coronation Street..this week she was found dead in a dingy flat,broke and alone at 42; TRAGEDY OF SOAP'S AMY.
EMMERDALE HARM; Double disaster as soap is devastated by deadly storm.
EMMERDALE HARM; Double disaster as soap is devastated by deadly storm.
The BOX: Soaps: Tricia's dying for New Year.
TV land: Soap can Kim and get me.
Soap actor attack denial.
LEASTENDERS; BBC soap's ratings plunge to new low as it loses in head-to-head war with ITV rival Emmerdale.
TV's Sandy returns to Emmerdale; EXCLUSIVE SOAP.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters