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Gemma Jones

Coronation Street star Antony Cotton's famous mum who appeared on cobbles before him

Coronation Street star Antony Cotton is a soap legend but he isn't the first in his family to be on our screens.

The Sean Tully actor's famous mother Enid Dunn has made a number of appearances on the soap herself over the years. She actually made her Corrie debut before her son did.

She first appeared on the cobbles as Dennis Stringer's aunt Joan Lawson in January 2002 at the character's funeral. The actress later returned to the cobbles in 2006 as a character credited as Old Crone, reported The Daily Star.

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Enid later played a special role in 2010 TV movie The Road to Coronation Street. The actress portrayed Granada Television tea lady Agnes, who famously informed the soap's creator Tony Warren that his planned title Florizel Street sounded like a disinfectant - leading him to change it.

In spite of her various soap roles, Enid's Corrie journey was far from over. In 2011, she played a woman bumped into by the murderous John Stape (Graeme Hawley).

Enid made her final Coronation Street appearance to date as bingo player Maureen Rothwell in 2014. She has also appeared in episodes of Cutting It, No Offence, Shameless and Bancroft - and previously appeared as barmaid Joyce in Peter Kay's hit comedy Phoenix Nights. Her recent TV roles have included small parts in The Bay and Compulsion.

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