Janette Beverley was a British actress, she played Elaine Pollard on Coronation street in 1984. The same year she became well known to television viewers for a starring role in the comedy series Sharon and Elsie playing Sharon Wilkes with actress Brigit Forsyth. She has also appeared in Summer Season in 1985, Coasting as Charmaine in 1990 and Children’s Ward as Sister Diane Meadows/Diane Meadows / Nurse Diane Meadows from 1989-1996.
She also appeared as herself in the 1984 T.V series “Hold Tight” and in the 2007 U.K, T.V series “Gameshow Marathon” as a contestant.
Beverly is also known as the wife of Michael La Vell, who’s ongoing role in coronation street has made him famous.
The couple met precisely while working alongside in the famous ITV soap opera and tied the knot in October 1986. They became parents to two children, a girl and a boy; you can see them in the picture below. After she got married, Janette seems to have left the acting to hubby and she dedicated herself to be a mom and wify.
Janette’s husband who always had a squeaky clean image in the public eye came all crashing down when the 48-year-old actor had to confront child sex abuse allegations surfaced in October 2011. That same years it was announced Janette’s marriage of 25 years was over. Allegedly the the couple split up a few months before he was accused of sexual assault; Janette was also diagnosed with breast cancer and received chemotherapy.
The accusations of a teenage girl saying she was assaulted by the actor when she was six caused him to take some time off from Coronation street but his personal life and image also took a toll on the actor and his family. La Vell and Beverley had grown apart from each other but his problems seem to have piled up and came all at once. The fact that their marriage ended came as a complete shock to colleagues and people close to the couple, he was described to be brilliant as a husband and dad and never even courted the celebrity lifestyle. Beverley’s man categorically denied all the accusations made against him and embarked himself in a long court battle.
Now that the actor was acquitted of child sex offences do you think it’s too late for him and Janette?