|Born||24 March 1939|
|Died||14 January 2019(aged 79)|
|Residence||Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK|
|Occupation||Actress and radio presenter|
|Children||Paul Ross |
Ross was the mother of television presenters Jonathan and Paul Ross. She also had three other sons named Simon Ross, Miles and Adam, and a daughter named Liza, who works in the media. She was married to actor Tony Phillips since 1992.
Ross worked as an extra in EastEnders from its inception until November 2006, when her contract was terminated because she told her son Paul an EastEnders Christmas storyline, which he leaked on his LBC radio show.
She also appeared in Grange Hill, The Sean Hughes Show, Space Virgins and Barrymore, and hosted a current affairs show on Liberty Radio. Ross wrote a weekly agony aunt column for Real People magazine. She appeared in many theatre roles, including The Last Game, Atlantis, The Firm's Big Night Out and Stained Glass.
- "Martha Ross-Phillips obituary". The Comet (UK). 24 January 2019 – via familynotices24.co.uk.
- "The magic ingredient of Channel X". The Independent. 31 October 1990.
- Ross, Paul (20 May 2012). "What it feels like...to grow up five to a room". The Sunday Times.
- "Tony takes a look at the end of an era". The Comet. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
- "Is Jonathan Ross's mum in the show?". BBC. Archived from the original on 30 September 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- Green, Kris (18 November 2006). "Jonathan Ross's mum fired after 'Enders leak". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
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