Doreen Mantle

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Doreen Mantle
Born Doreen June Mantle
(1926-06-22) 22 June 1926 (age 91)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960–present

Doreen June Mantle (born 22 June 1926)[1] is a British actress. She is probably best known for her role as Mrs Warboys in the BBC television sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000).

Mantle was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mantle has appeared in many British television series since the 1960s. These include The Duchess of Duke Street, The Wild House, Sam Saturday, Chalk, Casualty, The Bill, Doctors, Holby City and Jonathan Creek. She played lollipop lady Queenie in Jam & Jerusalem (2006–09).

In 1979 Mantle was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Death of a Salesman.[2]

From 1989 Mantle was a regular on the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave. She appeared in 18 episodes over the next ten years as friend and neighbour of Victor and Margaret Meldrew.

Mantle played "Mrs Shaemen" in Yentl (1983). In 2011, she appeared in Coronation Street as the mother of Colin Fishwick.[3]


  1. Webber, Richard (2006). The Complete One Foot in the Grave. London: Orion. p. 48; ISBN 0-7528-7357-1.
  2. "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (PDF). The Society of London Theatre. 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  3. Kilkelly, Daniel (27 October 2010). "'One Foot in the Grave' star joins Corrie". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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