Hollyoaks star Glynis Barber has played the role of Norma Crow since 2022.

The actress, 68, was introduced as a gangster and was later revealed to be the mother of long-running character Warren Fox (Jamie Lomas). Before Glynis made her Hollyoaks debut, she was a regular on EastEnders.

She played the mother of Ronnie (Samantha Womack) and Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simonds) for more than 100 episodes up until 2017. But years before this, the soap regular made a number of appearances in Emmerdale.

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Back in 2006, the South African-born star was introduced as DCI Grace Barraclough and went on to become a love interest of Carl King (Tom Lister). Grace arrived in the Dales investigating the death of Tom King (Ken Farrington).

Glynis appeared in Emmerdale as a love interest of Carl King for 18 episodes
Glynis appeared in Emmerdale as a love interest of Carl King for 18 episodes

Wanting to extract information, she started dating Carl. But Grace quickly fell for him, despite knowing she could lose her job. Grace continued with their relationship, however, her colleague DCI Vikesh Dasari (Stephen-Rahman-Hughes) gave her an ultimatum – either end their romance of he would tell their boss and her career would be over.

Despite truly loving Carl, she ended their affair and left him devastated. Wanting to move on from her, Carl briefly left the village. But upon returning, he managed to seduce Grace once again.

She has played Norma Crow since 2022
She has played Norma Crow since 2022

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She tried to end their relationship for a second time when she learned her mother had a stroke. After learning of Grace's mother's death, he resorted to waiting outside the police station and Grace's home in order to get her to speak to him.

She later confessed all, admitting when they had their first drink together, she was trying to trap him for information about the murder of Carl's father. The couple managed to work through their issues and got their relationship back on track.

They had an affair until Grace's death
They had an affair until Grace's death

Carl eventually admitted to Grace that he killed his father and he was turning himself in. Grace promised she wouldn't say anything, but Carl insisted this is what he wanted.

As they were walking to the police station, Grace was hit by a lorry and pronounced dead. Carl didn't attend Grace's funeral, but was seen putting a rose on her grave. It was believed that Matthew King (Matt Healy) ordered her death, which occurred in September 2007.

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