Maureen Lipman

Hugh Jackman wants to sing on stage with cast of Oklahoma!

Hugh Jackman wants to sing on stage with cast of Oklahoma!

Hugh Jackman wants to "reunite" the cast of his 1999 film ‘Oklahoma!’ to perform with him on stage. The 50-year-old Australian actor played Curly McLain in the movie directed by Trevor Nunn, which is based on the Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II musical of the same name. The movie featured the entire 1998 London revival cast from the Royal National Theatre ... »

Maureen Lipman thought she was ‘going to die’ on Coronation Street set

Maureen Lipman thought she was ‘going to die’ on Coronation Street set

Maureen Lipman thought she was "going to die" on her first day on ‘Coronation Street’. The 72-year-old actress plays Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) battleaxe grandmother Evelyn Plummer on the ITV soap, and while she was keen to get back into TV because she "likes being recognised in the street", the ‘Educating Rita’ star worried she had taken on too ... »

Jennie McAlpine baby bump covered by Ford Fiesta on Corrie set

Jennie McAlpine baby bump covered by Ford Fiesta on Corrie set

‘Coronation Street’ producers had to use a Ford Fiesta to cover Jennie McAlpine’s baby bump. The 34-year-old star – who plays Fiz Stape on the ITV soap – says the ‘Corrie’ crew had to reverse a car on the cobbles set recently because her bump was on show. She said: "We started [covering the bump] with a mug, and then a handbag. I kid you not, last wee... »

Maureen Lipman’s Coronation Street suggestion was declined

Maureen Lipman’s Coronation Street suggestion was declined

Maureen Lipman’s suggestion for her new ‘Coronation Street’ character to be the sister of her other cobbles alter-ego was rejected. The 72-year-old actress returned to Weatherfield on Wednesday night (12.09.18) as Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) grandmother Evelyn Plummer, 16 years after she portrayed landlady Lillian Spencer, but her request for her new character to be Lillia... »

Maureen Lipman’s accent returns for Coronation Street filming

Maureen Lipman’s accent returns for Coronation Street filming

Maureen Lipman’s northern accent has returned since she started working on ‘Coronation Street’. The 72-year-old actress – who was born and raised in Hull – has been cast as Tyrone’s grandma Evelyn in the ITV soap and she’s found shooting in Manchester "very comforting". She said: "There is something very comforting about coming back up north... »

Maureen Lipman accepted Corrie role after late husband’s sign

Maureen Lipman accepted Corrie role after late husband’s sign

Maureen Lipman knew she had to return to ‘Coronation Street’ when her late husband gave her a sign from beyond the grave. The 72-year-old actress will make her debut as Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) battleaxe grandmother Evelyn Plummer next week, and while she wasn’t sure whether to accept the role at first, she was convinced it was the right thing to do when a light shone o... »

Maureen Lipman’s late husband sent her a sign to join Coronation Street

Maureen Lipman’s late husband sent her a sign to join Coronation Street

Maureen Lipman joined ‘Coronation Street’ after receiving a sign from her late husband. The 72-year-old actress is set to star on the ITV soap as Tyrone Dobbs’ battleaxe grandmother Evelyn Plummer and when she was unsure about whether to take on the role or not, she received guidance from Jack Rosenthal, who died in 2004 after suffering from cancer. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, ... »

Maureen Lipman joins Coronation Street

Maureen Lipman joins Coronation Street

Maureen Lipman has joined the cast of ‘Coronation Street’. The 72-year-old actress is set to star on the ITV soap as Tyrone Dobbs’ battleaxe grandmother Evelyn Plummer and she will make her first appearance on the cobbles in September. And Evelyn is set to stir things up in Weatherfield after Tyrone makes contact with his family, following the death of his estranged mother Jackie... »

Maureen Lipman believes MeToo movement is misguided

Maureen Lipman believes MeToo movement is misguided

Maureen Lipman thinks the #MeToo movement is a "huge over-reaction" and is borne from frustration that Harvey Weinstein was able to get away with his inappropriate behaviour for so long. In the wake of the 2017 New York Times and New Yorker exposes on the movie producer, in which numerous women came forward to claim they had been victims of sexual harassment or serious sexual assault at ... »

Richard O’Brien to make Crystal Maze return

Richard O’Brien to make Crystal Maze return

Richard O’Brien is to return to ‘The Crystal Maze’. The 74-year-old star – who originally hosted the show from 1990 to 1993 – will make a pre-recorded cameo appearance in the episode alongside fortunate-teller Mumsey, who will be played by Maureen Lipman. Stephen Merchant will host the one-off special episode, which will air on Sunday (16.10.16), in aid of Stand Up to... »