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|Born||6 October 1931
Urmston, Lancashire, England
|Years active||1948–2016, 2019|
|Spouse(s)||Thomas W. Holt (m. 1965)|
Eileen Derbyshire, MBE (born 6 October 1931) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the long-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. She played the character for 55 years, from January 1961 to January 2016 and again for a cameo appearance in October 2019, making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British soap opera and the second longest-serving cast member on the show, after William Roache who has played the role of Ken Barlow continuously, since the show's first episode on the 9 December 1960.
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 who plays the role of Rita Sullivan on the show.
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