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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Calls for statue to honour Coronation Street legend

A statue of Jean Alexander has been called for in her home town of Stockport.

BBC News reports that ex-Corrie actor Andrew Lancel, who played Frank Foster in Coronation Street, has called for a statue to the late actress.

Andrew said: "I'm very proud that I spent some time with Jean over the years in Southport - she was always charming and unassuming and lovely. There's been an incredible outpouring of love and affection. Let's celebrate a local lass who did wonderful things."

That sounds like a wonderful idea!

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're first sentence needs changing - it's Southport rather than Stockport.

Domhnall said...

I think the least they could give her is a muriel

Peter said...

Beautiful idea.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there already one of her somewhere? I swear I recall seeing a photo of it...

Cobblestone said...

It would be very unusual - maybe unprecedented - to have put up a statue of someone still living. That, supposedly, is why they've never attempted to put a permanent statue on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square; it's being saved for when a Very Important Person is no longer with us. (And, no, I don't mean Mary Berry).

Anonymous said...

It was a waxwork of the character, rather than a statue honoring the actress:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/waxwork-hilda-ogden-celebrates-50-7385681

Out of curiosity, I looked up what kind of people have statues erected while they are still alive. No surprise here, it's dictators and US athletes...

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