Doreen Mantle, One Foot In The Grave and Coronation Street actress, dies ‘peacefully at home’ at 97
Doreen Mantle, who starred in the BBC sitcom One Foot In The Grave as well as Coronation Street, has died aged 97.
The actress was catapulted to fame as Mrs Warboys next door opposite Richard Wilson’s curmudgeon Victor Meldrew between 1990 and 2000.
Doreen passed away peacefully at home,’ her agent confirmed Wednesday.
Saying in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved client and much-loved stage, screen and radio actress Doreen Mantle, age 97.”
He died peacefully at his home. He is survived by his two children, four grandchildren and one brother.’
RIP: Doreen Mantle, who starred in the BBC sitcom One Foot In The Grave as well as Coronation Street, has died aged 97 (pictured in 2005)
Golden comedy: The actress was catapulted to fame as Mrs. Warboys next door opposite Richard Wilson’s curmudgeon Victor Meldrew between 1990 and 2000 (pictured on the show in 1992)
South African-born Doreen appeared on Coronation Street in the memorable role of Joy Fishwick in 2010-11 before her character became the latest victim of killer John Stape (Graeme Hawley).
His other credits include My Family, Jam and Jerusalem, Dirk Gently, Doc Martin, and Jonathan Creek.
He also appeared on the big screen in 1983’s Yentl opposite Barbra Streisand and 1981’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman with Meryl Streep.
Doreen took the West End stage in numerous productions and won the Olivier for Best Actress in 1979 for her appearance in Death Of A Salesman at The National Theatre.
She also appeared in the one-woman show My Truth and Reconciliation, as well as in the West End hits 84 Charing Cross Road and Billy Liar opposite Ralph Little.
Following the news, fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to the actress who brought so much joy to the audience.
One wrote: “RIP Doreen Mantle what an exquisite actress and person she was always mostly reminiscent of Mrs Warboys from #OneFootInTheGrave – Brilliant performances overall.”
A second said: ‘Sad news, RIP Doreen Mantle. What an absolutely amazing actress, she was brilliant in everything she did. Mrs Warboys was one of the greatest comic characters of all time. RIP, Doreen.
Sad: Doreen passed away peacefully at home,’ her agent confirmed Wednesday
Soap star: Also played the memorable role of Joy Fishwick on Coronation Street in 2010 (pictured with co-star Graeme Hawley)
Laugh Out Loud: Pictured are Doreen’s One Foot In The Grave co-stars Richard Wilson and Annette Crosby
Tribute: Following the news, fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to the actress who brought so much joy to the audience.
Someone else added: “So sad that Doreen Mantle aka Mrs Warboys from One Foot in the Grave has died aged 97. One of the all-time greatest supporting actresses in British sitcom history , constantly rubbing Victory Meldrew.’.
Another noted: “I am very saddened to hear of the passing of the wonderfully talented Doreen Mantle (1926 – 2023), a wonderful talent and without doubt that Ms. Jean Warboys was one of the greatest sitcom characters of all time.” . RIP’
And: ‘This is such sad news, wonderful actress. RIP Doreen Mantle’.