|Born||8 July 1949|
(m. 1970; died 1988)
|Children||3, including Rory Kinnear|
Life and career
Cryan was born in London. She was married to the actor Roy Kinnear until his death in 1988. They had three children together, including Rory Kinnear, who is also an actor; and Kirsty, who works as a casting assistant. The couple's elder daughter, Karina (1972–2020), was quadriplegic and had learning difficulties. She died from the coronavirus. In May 2014 Cryan was appointed as a trustee to Choice Support, a charitable trust that provides care to the disabled and those with learning disabilities.
In June 2008, she was cast as Brenda Boyle in EastEnders, a love interest for Charlie Slater (actor Derek Martin). She signed a six-month contract in August 2008. Cryan was written out of EastEnders in August 2009 when Brenda emigrated to Madeira with Charlie.
|1963||The Rag Trade||Gloria|
|1970||Steptoe and Son||Muriel|
|1971||The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins||Vera|
|1972||Nearest and Dearest||Sabrina Clegg|
|1972||Nearest and Dearest (film)||Club Hostess|
|1972||There Was An Englishman, Irishman & A Scotsman||Barmaid|
|1975||Within These Walls||Mrs. Flower|
|1986||The Whistle Blower||Frank's Secretary|
|1989||Ever Decreasing Circles||Nina|
|2002||The Bill||Mrs. Hacker|
|2005||Life Begins||Maureen Russell|
|2008–09||EastEnders||Brenda Boyle, 18 episodes|
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