31 May 1947 |
Diane Langton (born 31 May 1947) is an English actress and singer.
Langton has also appeared in The Rag Trade as Kathy Roberts, EastEnders as Cindy Beale's mother Bev Williams, Ruby Rowan, Nick Berry's mother in Heartbeat and as a prostitute in an episode of Joking Apart.
Other notable TV appearances have included Alas Smith and Jones, Bergerac, Minder, Carry On Laughing and The Bill, among others. She also had her own TV special called Let There Be Langton. Since 2007 she has made occasional appearances in Hollyoaks as Nana McQueen.
Langton, who began her career as a dancer, is a popular theatre actress and singer, having appeared in the West End in A Chorus Line, Evita, A Little Night Music, Chicago and Mary Poppins. Her long stage career began with an appearance in Hair in 1968. In 1982, she appeared in the Royal Variety Performance, performing a song from Showboat.
In 2010 she joined the London cast of Billy Elliot as Grandma. In 2012 she returned to Hollyoaks on a full-time basis.
- Carry On Teacher (1959)
- Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! (1973)
- Percy's Progress (1974)
- Eskimo Nell (1975)
- Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975)
- Trial by Combat (1976)
- Carry On England (1976)
- The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
- Hollyoaks (Portraying Nana McQueen) (2006-09, 2012-Present)