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Shaun of the Dead

Posted 23 August 2015 - 02:25 AM

Former Eastenders actress Louise Plowright is suffering from pancreatic cancer. Don't know the name and not sure she'd obit. She played Julie Cooper in the soap in 1989.

https://crowdfunding...louiseplowright

She is pretty much guaranteed a Guardian obit for her stage work.Digital Spy and the Mail will cover her demise too probably and maybe even the BBC News entertainment section if it is a quiet day.Don`t rate her chances on making 2016 though.She was initially diagnosed two to three years ago and can only get palliative care on the NHS.She also needs another £65,000 to get experimental treatment.


JR976evil

Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:51 PM

Former Eastenders actress Louise Plowright is suffering from pancreatic cancer. Don't know the name and not sure she'd obit. She played Julie Cooper in the soap in 1989.https://crowdfunding...louiseplowright


I would say so, in addition to her EE stint she has quite extensive stage credits on the West End and elsewhere

mijkediablo

Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:39 PM

Former Eastenders actress Louise Plowright is suffering from pancreatic cancer. Don't know the name and not sure she'd obit. She played Julie Cooper in the soap in 1989.

https://crowdfunding...louiseplowright

Shaun of the Dead

Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:45 PM

June Brown is the second oldest current serving soap opera actress after June Spencer of the archers who is 96 (b 1919).Close behind the two June`s are Emmerdale`s Freddie Jones (b 1927) ,Coronation Streets Eillen Derbyshire (b 1930),William Roache (b 1932) and Barbara Knox (b 1933) and the Archers Edward Kelsey (b 1930) Patricia Greene (b 1931) and Lesley Saeward (b c1934).All highly obitable.

JR976evil

Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:51 PM

June Brown going deaf as well as blind
 http://www.dailymail...Dot-Cotton.html

She is definately one to keep an eye on.As soon as she can no longer work she strikes me as someone who would just give up.She already said she doesn`t want to live past 90 or be resuscitated and that along with her age and chain smoking surely makes her a serious contender next year.
 
She's starting to look her age in those photos as well, wasn't the whole Dot going to prison thing because of her real life deteriotation?

Possibly, but also bearing in mind her age she can't be expected to keep up with the shows demanding schedule, think it shoots something like 6am-10pm six days a week
 
When it comes to your eternally present old ladies in soaps, the producers will generally schedule it so there scenes are less frequent and they need to work less. The prime example of this is Emily Bishop in corrie who's went from at one point being in every episode of the show to now turning up once in a blue moon. Rita will probably take a similar path followed by Ken.

Yeah, often to the point when they are little more than a spare part, so if they do croak it can easily be written into the storylines. Don't think Betty did anything other than serve hotpot at the Rovers for the last 10 or so years till she died. Can't see Dot Cotton, Rita or Ken quietly shuffling off tho, bearing in mind how pivotal their characters have been. Each will get a proper exit I reckon, assuming they don't die suddenly of course

Deathray

Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:04 PM

 

 

 

June Brown going deaf as well as blind
 
http://www.dailymail...Dot-Cotton.html

She is definately one to keep an eye on.As soon as she can no longer work she strikes me as someone who would just give up.She already said she doesn`t want to live past 90 or be resuscitated and that along with her age and chain smoking surely makes her a serious contender next year.
 
She's starting to look her age in those photos as well, wasn't the whole Dot going to prison thing because of her real life deteriotation?

Possibly, but also bearing in mind her age she can't be expected to keep up with the shows demanding schedule, think it shoots something like 6am-10pm six days a week

 

 

When it comes to your eternally present old ladies in soaps, the producers will generally schedule it so there scenes are less frequent and they need to work less. The prime example of this is Emily Bishop in corrie who's went from at one point being in every episode of the show to now turning up once in a blue moon. Rita will probably take a similar path followed by Ken.


JR976evil

Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

June Brown going deaf as well as blind
 
http://www.dailymail...Dot-Cotton.html

She is definately one to keep an eye on.As soon as she can no longer work she strikes me as someone who would just give up.She already said she doesn`t want to live past 90 or be resuscitated and that along with her age and chain smoking surely makes her a serious contender next year.
 
She's starting to look her age in those photos as well, wasn't the whole Dot going to prison thing because of her real life deteriotation?

Possibly, but also bearing in mind her age she can't be expected to keep up with the shows demanding schedule, think it shoots something like 6am-10pm six days a week

Deathray

Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:35 PM

 

June Brown going deaf as well as blind

 

http://www.dailymail...Dot-Cotton.html

She is definately one to keep an eye on.As soon as she can no longer work she strikes me as someone who would just give up.She already said she doesn`t want to live past 90 or be resuscitated and that along with her age and chain smoking surely makes her a serious contender next year.

 

 

She's starting to look her age in those photos as well, wasn't the whole Dot going to prison thing because of her real life deteriotation?


Shaun of the Dead

Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:55 PM

June Brown going deaf as well as blind

 

http://www.dailymail...Dot-Cotton.html

She is definately one to keep an eye on.As soon as she can no longer work she strikes me as someone who would just give up.She already said she doesn`t want to live past 90 or be resuscitated and that along with her age and chain smoking surely makes her a serious contender next year.


Phantom

Posted 18 August 2015 - 04:04 PM

I'm surprised we waited until Betty Driver died to create a soap memorial thread considering actors like Jack Howarth (Albert Tatlock), Violet Carson (Ena Sharples), Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner) etc died long before Betty Driver did. Even Gretchen Franklin (Ethel Skinner) died a good 6 years before.


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