Beloved Soap Opera Star Passes Away at 88 After Decades on Television

May 30, 2019May 30, 2019

Actress Irene Sutcliffe has passed away. She was best known for her role on the British soap opera "Coronation Street."

Sutcliffe was 88 at the time of her passing. Her career was a long one that spanned decades and mediums.

Starting in 1968, she played the "long-suffering" Maggie Clegg. In the show, she ran a corner shop with her alcoholic husband, Les, played by actor John Sharp.

She left the soap in 1975. She returned to work in the theater where she acted on the West End.

She continued to act in TV Shows. She starred in "Dixon of Dock Green," "Pathfinders in Space," and "Emergency - Ward 10." Her last role was in 2015 in the show "The Royals" where she played the King's mother.

Irene made her final West End appearance in "Wit" in 2000. In addition to her acting roles, she was a committee member of the Actors' Benevolent Fund for several decades, helping to support actors and stage managers who are experiencing hardship through illness, injury or old age.

Irene also appeared in TV shows "The Bill," "Holby City," "Doc Martin," and "Doctors."

Please pray for all those mourning her passing.

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