Eileen Derbyshire

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Soap Opera Actress
Date of Birth October 6, 1930
Place of Birth England
Age 90 years old
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Eileen Derbyshire, MBE is an English actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street. She played the character for 55 years from January 1961 to January 2016, making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British TV soap opera. She is the mother of sports journalist Oliver Holt. She was appointed an MBE in the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours list with her fellow co-star and friend, Barbara Knox, who portrays Rita Sullivan.

Born: October 6, 1931, Urmston, Lancashire, England
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1948–2015, 2019
Known for: Role of Emily Bishop
Television: Coronation Street (1961–2016, 2019)
Spouse(s): Thomas W. Holt (m. 1965)
Children: Oliver Holt
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About Eileen Derbyshire

Best known for playing Emily Bishop on British soap "Coronation Street."

Before Fame

As a teenager, she appeared in plays on the radio.


In 2010, she was honored with the Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services in television.

Family Life

She married Thomas Holt in 1965; they had one son together.


She is the godmother of Barbara Knox's daughter Maxine.

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  • Alumni of the Royal Academy of Music
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Latest information about Eileen Derbyshire updated on March 03, 2021.

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