Shirley Stelfox
Shirley Stelfox
(11th April 1941 - 7th December 2015) portrayed the hat-wearing and devoutly religious Edna Birch between 2000 and her death in 2015.

She is also known for playing the first "Rose" in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. She was later replaced by the late Mary Millar. She has appeared in several other well known television series including Making Out, Juliet Bravo, Coronation Street, The Bill, and Crossroads. She also played Jane Healy, Melanie Healy's mother, in an episode of EastEnders, and as the mother of Julie Walters and Victoria Wood in the TV movie Pat and Margaret.

She played the role of the "$2.00 Prostitute" in 1984, a movie adaptation of the George Orwell novel, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton.

She was married to the actor Don Henderson until his death in 1997.

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