Character & Cast
Affery is the only female servant in the House of Clennam and has worked there for many years. She is married to Jeremiah Flintwinch, who frequently beats her. Privately, Affery refers to Mrs Clennam and Flintwinch as 'the clever ones', as they're always scheming together. She is terrified of both of them. The only friend and ally she has is Arthur, and she is very fond of him and likes to spoil him.
After finding fame as Sheila Grant in Brookside, Sue's proved herself to be a versatile actress, with leading roles in series as diverse as Waking the Dead and The Royle Family. Sue was Bafta-nominated for her role as a sufferer of motor neurone disease in Goodbye Cruel World. She's also made a few films, most notably Brassed Off in 1996.