Shirley Stelfox

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Shirley Stelfox
Born (1941-04-11) 11 April 1941 (age 73)
Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954, 1964–present
Spouse(s) Don Henderson (1979–1997) (his death)

Shirley Stelfox (born 11 April 1941) is an English actress, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is best known as Edna Birch in the British soap opera Emmerdale.

She played the first "Rose" in Keeping Up Appearances, but was later replaced by Mary Millar. She has appeared in several other well-known television series, including Making Out, Juliet Bravo, Coronation Street, The Bill, and Crossroads.

She played Jane Healy, Melanie Healy's mother, in an episode of EastEnders, and as the mother of Julie Walters and Victoria Wood in the TV movie Pat and Margaret (1994). She played the role of the "$2.00 Prostitute" in 1984, a movie adaptation of the George Orwell novel, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton.

She was married to the actor Don Henderson from 1979 until his death in 1997.

TV and filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1968 Corruption Girl at Party
1971 Carry On at Your Convenience Bunny Girl Waitress
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four Whore
1984 Bergerac Pam Lewis
1986–1987 Brookside Madge Richmond
1987 Knights of God Beth Edwards
1987 Personal Services Shirley
1989–1991 Making Out Carol May
1990 Keeping Up Appearances Rose
1993–1994 Three Seven Eleven Julie Clegg
1994–1997 Common As Muck Jean
1995 Harry's Mad Mrs. Turtle
1999 The Bill Mrs Fowler
1999–2000 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married Mrs. Nolan
2000–present Emmerdale Edna Birch

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