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Saturday, 10 October 2020

Dame Maureen Lipman CBE


Maureen Lipman, who plays Evelyn Plummer in Coronation Street, has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday  Honours.

Maureen was honoured for her long career on stage, TV and film.

She said: “I’m a little bit relieved that I can talk about this now — you have to sit on the information for so long, and extreme discretion is not my forte. Pretty much a world record for me to keep quiet for nine weeks.

“When I think about my grandfather, who I never knew, getting on a boat from Kovne and coming here, landing in Hull and thinking it was New York… I think about Hull, which gave me a full grant for going to drama school. To become a dame in one generation says a lot about immigrants and about how kind treatment can give back to society. It makes me feel very small in this world, that such a thing can happen so quickly”.





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