Jean Fergusson

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Jean Fergusson
Born(1944-12-30)30 December 1944
Died14 November 2019(2019-11-14) (aged 74)
London, England, UK
EducationRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Years active1964–2016

Jean Fergusson (30 December 1944 – 14 November 2019) was a British television and theatre actress, who was best known for playing the part of Marina on the British situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine from 1985 until it was cancelled in 2010, and her several guest roles in the soap Coronation Street.[1]

Career[edit]

In theatre, Fergusson's show She Knows You Know!, in which she portrayed the comedian Hylda Baker, performed at the Vaudeville Theatre, was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment of the 1997 season,[2] and she was part of the cast of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners. In 2010 she took on the role of Dorothy Hoyle in Coronation Street, having previously played Gary Mallet's mother in 1999 and Dr Lowther's sister-in-law Helen Ashcroft in 1987. She reappeared in 2011, and was part of a large kidnapping storyline involving her husband Alan, John Stape and Chesney Battersby-Brown.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Fergusson was born in Wakefield to Margaret (nee Jackson) and Francis Fergusson, a civil engineer. They moved several times between Yorkshire and Dumfriesshire, Scotland before settling in Bridgend, Glamorgan in 1956 where she attended the Bridgend girls' grammar school and later the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.[4][1] She lived in Yorkshire until 2014, when she moved to London.[1] She died at her home on 14 November 2019.[5][6] Her partner of 30 years, Paul Jenkinson died in 2011.[7]

Television roles[edit]

Year Programme Character
1985–2010 Last of the Summer Wine Marina; 216 episodes
1987 Coronation Street Helen Ashcroft
1999 Coronation Street Mrs Mallett
2010–2011 Coronation Street Dorothy Hoyle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jean Fergusson: Last of the Summer Wine actress dies". BBC News. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Jean Fergusson - IMDb
  3. ^ Jean Fergusson joins 'Coronation Street' - Coronation Street News - Soaps - Digital Spy
  4. ^ Hayward, Anthony (23 November 2019). "Jean Fergusson, stage and screen actor ..." The Guardian. Guardian Newspapers. p. 9. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street star Jean Fergusson dead at 74". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Last of the Summer Wine's Jean Fergusson dies at 74". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  7. ^ Hayward, Anthony (23 November 2019). "Jean Fergusson, stage and screen actor ..." The Guardian. Guardian Newspapers. p. 9. Retrieved 23 November 2019.

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