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Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones

(1934 – 2009)

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Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones
(1934 – 2009)

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Maggie Jones

(1934 – 2009)
About Maggie
This is an online tribute to Maggie Jones. Margaret 'Maggie' Jones was an English actress, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in the British soap opera Coronation Street, a role which she first portrayed in 1974 and played regularly from the mid 1990s until shortly before her death.
Maggie Jones graduated from the drama school RADA and performed in numerous plays including Pride and Prejudice and The Women on the West End stage. Her first television role came in 1961 when she appeared in one episode of Coronation Street as a policewoman. Several years later, she made another guest appearance as a shoplifter. However, it was in 1974 that she appeared for the first time as Blanche Hunt, the mother of Deirdre.
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/>After guest appearances in shows such as Dalziel and Pascoe, Goodnight Sweetheart, Heartbeat and Peak Practice in the 1990s, Jones reprised the role of Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street in 1996. She became a regular cast member again in 1999. Blanche's trademark withering one-liners and no-nonsense attitude have made her a firm favourite of fans of the long-running show and, in 2005 and 2008 Jones won a British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance in a British Soap.
Maggie Jones was admitted to hospital in October 2009 for undisclosed major surgery at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester; she was reported to be making a slow and steady recovery. Her condition deteriorated, however, and she died on the
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morning of 2 December 2009. Her final appearance on screen as Blanche was on 20 November 2009.
This is an online memorial in memory of Maggie Jones to honour her life and career. May she rest in peace.
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Maggie Jones

This is an online tribute to Maggie Jones. Margaret 'Maggie' Jones was an English actress, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in the British soap opera Coronation Street, a role which she first portrayed in 1974 and played regularly from the mid 1990s until shortly before her death.
Maggie Jones graduated from the drama school RADA and performed in numerous plays including Pride and Prejudice and The Women on the West End stage. Her first television role came in 1961 when she appeared in one episode of Coronation Street as a policewoman. Several years later, she made another guest appearance as a shoplifter. However, it was in 1974 that she appeared for the first time as Blanche Hunt, the mother of Deirdre.

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