Doreen Mantle dead aged 97: Coronation Street and Father Brown star dies ‘peacefully’ at home as tributes pour in


CORONATION STREET star Doreen Mantle has died aged 97.

The actress was best known for her performance as Jean Warboys in the BBC comedy series One Foot In The Grave.

Doreen Mantle has died

She started in ‘One Foot In The Grave’

She also starred in the detective series Father Brown and played Joy Fishwick in Coronation Street.

In a statement, her agent said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved client and much-loved stage, screen, and radio actress Doreen Mantle, aged 97.

“She died peacefully at home. She is survived by her two sons, four grandchildren and one brother.”

Her other credits include My Family, Doctors, Dirk Gently, Jam And Jerusalem, Doc Martin, Jonathan Creek and Yentl.

Mantle also took the stage in Death Of A Salesman for the National Theatre, for which she won an Olivier Award in 1979 for actress of the year in a supporting role.

She also featured in her one woman show My Truth and Reconciliation, and appeared in 84 Charing Cross Road at The Ambassadors Theatre and classic comedy Billy Liar at the Duke of York’s Theatre.