Eileen Derbyshire

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Eileen Derbyshire
MBE
Born (1931-10-06) 6 October 1931 (age 88)
OccupationActress
Years active1948–2016
Spouse(s)Thomas W. Holt (m. 1965)
ChildrenOliver Holt

Eileen Derbyshire, MBE (born 6 October 1931) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street.[1] She has played the character for 55 years from January 1961 to January 2016, making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British soap opera.[2]

She is the mother of sports journalist Oliver Holt. She was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours list with her fellow co-star and friend, Barbara Knox.

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  1. "Cope: 'Emily' should receive damehood - Coronation Street News - Soaps". Digital Spy. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  2. "Emily Bishop". ITV Official Coronation Street site. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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