Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

EastEnders star Anna Wing dies

Former EastEnders actress Anna Wing has died

Actress Anna Wing, who played sharp-tongued EastEnders matriarch Lou Beale, has died aged 98, her agent said.

The star, who died on Sunday, appeared in the BBC1 soap for three years from its start in 1985.

She formed a formidable on-screen partnership with fellow actress Gretchen Franklin, who played Ethel Skinner.

She received the MBE in 2009 in recognition of a career that spanned more than six decades of television, film, radio and theatre.

Speaking at the time, she said: "I wanted to be an actress when I was a little girl and everybody said no, but I did it. I stuck it out and I've done it for 70 years and I'm still working.''

She appeared in The Bill aged 92 playing a feisty pensioner caught up in a drug deal.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz