Veteran actress Liz Dawn has come out of retirement for a cameo role in Emmerdale.
Liz, who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for over thirty years, is set to appear in the Christmas day episode, playing Mrs Winterbottom, a decidedly demanding guest staying at Eric Pollard’s B&B. Filming has taken place this week and is due to air in Emmerdale’s hour long Christmas day episode.
“There’s only one show I’d come out of retirement for and it’s Emmerdale, particularly as I’ve celebrated my 76th birthday this week (8 November) so I wanted to mark the occasion. I love my character. What a feisty lady she is! Giving them all a run for their money in the B&B on Christmas Day. She’s so rude to them which isn’t like me at all. The cast and production team at Emmerdale have been so lovely and really looked after me and I was particularly pleased to be directed by Tony Prescott. I’ve worked with him over many years at Corrie and he’s a lovely man, really good at what he does and very creative. I’ll be looking forward to seeing my scene on Christmas Day and introducing you all to Mrs Winterbottom.”


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