Janice Connolly (Barbara Nice)

A small organisation doing a big job in helping families come together for much needed support and information – I have been really impressed by the commitment and love that has brought people together with the common aim of making things better now and in the future

Janice Connolly is a British actor, comedian and artistic director best known for her character Barbara Nice – a caricature of a middle aged housewife. She was performing as Barbara Nice when spotted by Peter Kay at the finals of The Manchester Evening News New Act of The Year in 1998 and went on to appear in several of his television shows. She played Holy Mary in both Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere. Her other television work includes appearing in Coronation Street as Dolly Gartside.