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Tributes are paid to actress Margaret John

Tributes are paid to actress Margaret John

Tributes have been paid to the actress Margaret John who has died aged 84.

The Welsh-born actress had enjoyed a successful career on stage, radio, TV and screen.

Her most recent work included playing Doris in the popular BBC series Gavin and Stacey.

The role of the cannabis-smoking, sometimes raunchy, neighbour won her many new fans.

Ms. John’s many television credits included Crossroads, Coronation Street, Z-Cars and Emmerdale. 

Among those who paid tribute to the actress was Rob Brydon who starred with her in Gavin and Stacey. 

He said: “What a wonderful person she was. Everyone on Gavin and Stacey adored her”.

The actress Ruth Madoc described Margaret John as a “Welsh icon”.

She added: “Margaret had a wonderful sense of humour. I always looked up to her.”


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