Emmerdale Annie 2009

Sheila Mercier as Annie Sugden in 2009.

Sheila Mercier is an English actress who played the role of matriarch Annie Sugden in Emmerdale from 1972 to 1994, followed by guest stints in 1995, 1996 and 2009.


Pre Emmerdale careerEdit

Sheila Betty Rix was born on the 1st January 1919 in Hull, Yorkshire. Her paternal grandfather came from Norfolk originally. Her dad was a ship builder. Sheila had a brother Brian Rix (1924–2016).

Emmerdale (1972-1994, 1995, 1996, 2009)Edit

Personal lifeEdit

Sheila married Peter Mercier in 1951 and they had a son Nigel. Peter died in 1993. Sheila lived in retirement in Kent once she left Emmerdale as a regular in 1995. Sheila came out of retirement to play Annie again in 1996 and 2009.

As of 2019, Sheila is 100 years old.