One Foot In The Grave actress Doreen Mantle dies aged 97
One Foot In The Grave and Coronation Street actress Doreen Mantle dies ‘peacefully at home’ aged 97
Doreen Mantle who starred in BBC sitcom One Foot In The Grave as well as Coronation Street has died aged 97.
The actress was catapulted to fame as neighbour Mrs Warboys alongside Richard Wilson’s cantankerous Victor Meldrew between 1990 – 2000.
Doreen passed away peacefully at home’ her agent confirmed on Wednesday.
Saying in a statement: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved client and much-loved stage, screen, and radio actress Doreen Mantle, aged 97′.
‘She died peacefully at home. She is survived by her two sons, four grandchildren and one brother.’
RIP: Doreen Mantle who starred in BBC sitcom One Foot In The Grave (pictured on the show in 1992) as well as Coronation Street has died aged 97
Soap star: She also played the memorable tole of Joy Fishwick in Coronation Street in 2010 (pictured with co-star Graeme Hawley)
South African born Doreen appeared in Coronation Street in the memorable role of Joy Fishwick from 2010 -2011 before her character became the latest victim of killer John Stape [Graeme Hawley].
Her other credits include My Family, Jam and Jerusalem, Dirk Gently, Doc Martin and Jonathan Creek.
She also appeared on the big screen in 1983’s Yentl alongside Barbra Streisand and 1981’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman with Meryl Streep.
Doreen took to the West End stage in numerous productions and won the Best Actress Olivier in 1979 for her appearance in Death Of A Salesman at The National Theatre.
She also appeared in one woman show My Truth and Reconciliation as well as West End hits 84 Charing Cross Road and Billy Liar opposite Ralph Little.
Following the news fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to the actress who brought such joy to audience.
One wrote: ‘RIP Doreen Mantle what an exquisite actress and person she was, always mostly remembers for Mrs Warboys from #OneFootInTheGrave – brilliant performances all round’.
A second said: ‘Such sad news, RIP Doreen Mantle. What an absolutely amazing actress, she was brilliant in everything she did. Mrs Warboys was one of the greatest comic characters ever. RIP, Doreen’.
Sad: Doreen passed away peacefully at home’ her agent confirmed on Wednesday
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