Coronation Road is including Maureen Lipman to the record of acclaimed actors becoming a member of its ranks – she’s going to play “outspoken battleaxe” Evelyn Plummer, the grandma of Tyrone Dobbs.
Her character comes into Tyrone’s life after he researched his household historical past after the loss of life of his mom, Jackie.
She is going to “ruffle a number of feathers on the Road”, in line with ITV, a lot to the dismay of Tyrone’s girlfriend Fiz.
The present’s producer Iain MacLeod stated he was “past thrilled”.
He described Evelyn as a “nice new character” saying he was so happy she can be “performed by somebody of Maureen’s pedigree”.
“Evelyn is eye-wateringly withering and can add a recent dollop of northern humour to the present as she turns Tyrone and Fiz’s lives the wrong way up,” he added.
Lipman, who appeared in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie The Pianist, was additionally in Educating Rita and the musical Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman. She is at the moment showing in new a one-woman present at Edinburgh Competition Fringe known as Up For It.
She has additionally written 10 humorous books and her late husband Jack Rosenthal wrote 250 episodes of Coronation Road.
Lipman will first tread the cobbles in September.
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