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Bibliogryphon

Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:41 PM

He wan`t major at all .To be classed as major I`d say you have to have been in it at least a decade or have been in some high powered iconic storyline like Richard Hillman or Alan Bradley.These are the only living cast members I would say are major and over 60:

Jean Alexander

Mark Eden

Thelma Barlow

Stephen Hancock

Irene  Sutcliffe

Eileen Derbyshire

William Roache

Barbara Knox

Peter Baldwin

Roy Barraclough

Johnny Briggs

Amanda Barrie

Philip Lowrie

John Savident

Liz Dawn

Malcolm Hebden

Julie Goodyear

Sue Nicholls

Brian Capron

David Neilson

Helen Worth

Bruce Jones

 

The only major deaths in the last ten years have been:

Lynne Perrie(2006)

Jennifer Moss(2006)

Maggie Jones (2009)

Betty Driver(2011)

Bill Tarmey (2012)

Geoffrey Hughes (2012)-EDIT :That's probably the fourth!

Anne Kirkbride(2015)

Ken Morley (aged 72)?


Deathray

Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

Thanks Shaun for next years theme team.

Shaun of the Dead

Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:28 PM

He wan`t major at all .To be classed as major I`d say you have to have been in it at least a decade or have been in some high powered iconic storyline like Richard Hillman or Alan Bradley.These are the only living cast members I would say are major and over 60:

Jean Alexander

Mark Eden

Thelma Barlow

Stephen Hancock

Irene  Sutcliffe

Eileen Derbyshire

William Roache

Barbara Knox

Peter Baldwin

Roy Barraclough

Johnny Briggs

Amanda Barrie

Philip Lowrie

John Savident

Liz Dawn

Malcolm Hebden

Julie Goodyear

Sue Nicholls

Brian Capron

David Neilson

Helen Worth

Bruce Jones

 

The only major deaths in the last ten years have been:

Lynne Perrie(2006)

Jennifer Moss(2006)

Maggie Jones (2009)

Betty Driver(2011)

Bill Tarmey (2012)

Geoffrey Hughes (2012)-EDIT :That's probably the fourth!

Anne Kirkbride(2015)


YoungWillz

Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

 

 

 

Who were they we had Anne Kirkbride this year Bill Tarmey in 2012 and Betty Driver in 2011 but I can`t think of any others.I definitely think that Jean Alexander should have a place on next years list and Liz Dawn.

Maggie Jones. I was trying to think of the 4th myself but I'd forgotten about Bill Tarmey!

she died back in 2009.

Wow!! Feels more recent than that. In that case I've got no idea who Guest Guest is talking about!!

 

Lyndam Gregory (Sammy Patel) was last year, but I'd hardly class him as major...


Phantom

Posted 28 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

Anyone have any health info on Leonard Fenton? He played Dr. Legg in Eastenders, but I remember him best as Erich Gottlieb from Shine On Harvey Moon.
 


Bibliogryphon

Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:34 PM

 

 

 

Getting back on-topic.  What's a pub doing employing an 86 year old? That job could go to a young unemployed person.

I have noticed that Betty's hotpot dosen't seem to be served in the Rovers anymore, it seems to have been phased out by sandwiches, maybe thats so when she actually does retire, no one will miss her, as there wont be anyone to make the hotpot, or will it be a case of a stranger wandering into the rovers and asking for a Betty's and getting a Fred's instead and then commenting on how things ain't what they used to be, will her hotpots live on after her, or will she just be forgotten? :D

 

You'd be amazed.

There's a pub near where I am at the moment (let's just say east Kent) that has had the same landlord since 1948. He's in his late 80s now.

His bed is around the corner of the bar, he doesn't believe in pumps so the beer comes from a tap in the barrell, the till is his pocket and the prices always change.

If you drink there late he leaves the keys and asks you to lock up and pop them through the door when you leave.

It's kitted out in genuine 1960s furniture, with 1970s glasses.

Oh, nobody ever goes there because the only sign that there is a pub is a handpainted bit of cardboard saying "ReAl aLE --- thIS wAy"

It's known as the pub you take somebody else's wife to...

 

 

 

Is this place still open, sounds perfect for a DL meet.

 

Liz Dawn does not expect to live another year. http://uk.tv.yahoo.c...-123306736.html Bit of a miss not having her on this years list esp after Bill Tarmeys death!

 

Yet she's still kicking a few years later.

 

 

I know it's in bad taste but of the big four foverer presents who'll go first? June Brown, William Roache, Eileen Derbyshire or Adam Woodyatt?

 

Is Eileen Derbyshire still on the Street? I thought she had left and then remembered that I was thinking of Thelma Barlow.

 

 

Yes, she's appearing less often these days but she's still around.

 

 

Yes I can see her lurking on your shadow list.

 

Sue Nicholls is worth paying attention to. She had a brush with cancer but more interestingly she is the only surviving 'ghost' from Rentaghost and she is married to Mark Eden (Alan Bradley) who will be 87 this year.


Deathray

Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

Who were they we had Anne Kirkbride this year Bill Tarmey in 2012 and Betty Driver in 2011 but I can`t think of any others.I definitely think that Jean Alexander should have a place on next years list and Liz Dawn.

Maggie Jones. I was trying to think of the 4th myself but I'd forgotten about Bill Tarmey!
she died back in 2009.
Wow!! Feels more recent than that. In that case I've got no idea who Guest Guest is talking about!!

His definition of major must be rather loose but anne, bill, hibbard and sophia haqyes might be the four?

Dead Wait

Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

Who were they we had Anne Kirkbride this year Bill Tarmey in 2012 and Betty Driver in 2011 but I can`t think of any others.I definitely think that Jean Alexander should have a place on next years list and Liz Dawn.

Maggie Jones. I was trying to think of the 4th myself but I'd forgotten about Bill Tarmey!

she died back in 2009.

Wow!! Feels more recent than that. In that case I've got no idea who Guest Guest is talking about!!

Deathray

Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:01 PM

Who were they we had Anne Kirkbride this year Bill Tarmey in 2012 and Betty Driver in 2011 but I can`t think of any others.I definitely think that Jean Alexander should have a place on next years list and Liz Dawn.

Maggie Jones. I was trying to think of the 4th myself but I'd forgotten about Bill Tarmey!

she died back in 2009.

Dead Wait

Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:57 PM

Who were they we had Anne Kirkbride this year Bill Tarmey in 2012 and Betty Driver in 2011 but I can`t think of any others.I definitely think that Jean Alexander should have a place on next years list and Liz Dawn.


Maggie Jones. I was trying to think of the 4th myself but I'd forgotten about Bill Tarmey!

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