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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 February 1927Needham Market, Suffolk, England, UK
Birth NameJune Muriel Brown
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

June Brown served in the Wrens and was classically trained at the Old Vic Drama School. She has enjoyed a long career in the theatre, television and the cinema. The actor Nigel Hawthorne described her as "one of the most beautiful creatures I've seen on stage" after seeing her performance as Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler". She has appeared as "Lady Macbeth" opposite Albert Finney and has directed "Double D" at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Huw Nathan

Spouse (2)

Robert Arnold (5 April 1958 - 4 February 2003) (his death) (6 children)
John Garley (24 February 1950 - 8 May 1957) (his death)

Trivia (18)

Received a Lifetime achievement award at the 2005 UK Soap Awards.
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
Was in attendance at the funeral of her former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
Was in attendance at the wedding of her EastEnders (1985) co-star Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
Is one of 5 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Wendy Richard, Barbara Windsor, Pam St. Clement and Adam Woodyatt.
As of 2016 she is the longest serving actress on the history of EastEnders (1985), having played the character Dot Branning intermittently for 27 years (initially from 1985 until 1993 and then from 1997 onwards).
Brown, her mother Louisa and her sister Rosemary have all lost children; Louisa survived both her daughter Marise and son John, Rosemary survived her son Michael and June has survived her daughter Chloe.
Sister to Marise (1925-1934), Rosemary (1930-2000), John (1932) and Lois (b. 1936).
Aunt to Ann (b. 1953), Michael (1954) and Michelle (b. 1955) via her sister Rosemary and her husband William Thompson, and Heather (b. 1960), Angela (b. 1964) and Hugh (b. 1964) via her sister Lois and her husband Geoffrey Waldron.
Ranked #11 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Dot Branning (2010).
Gave birth to her 3rd child a age 34, a daughter Sophie E. Arnold in June 1961. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Arnold.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Louise Arnold in March 1959. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Arnold.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a daughter Chloe Arnold in June 1960. She was born 12 weeks premature and died 16 days later. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Arnold.
Gave birth to her 4th child at age 35, a son William M. Arnold in September 1962. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Arnold.
Gave birth to her 5th child at age 37, a daughter Chloe J. Arnold in June 1964. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Arnold.
Gave birth to her 6th child at age 39, a daughter Naomi Arnold in September 1966. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Robert Arnold.
Ranked #7 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Dot Branning (2015).
Was in attendance when her former EastEnders (1985) co-star Barbara Windsor received her damehood from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 March 2016.

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm too old for surgery. Is it worth it, to look good in your coffin?
[on Stephen Fry] He's such a lovely man. Such a clever, lovely man with a nice relationship.
That awful word shagging, which I can't bear. And snog - I hate that. It's so unromantic. I hate it all.
[on Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand] Utterly disgraceful, like a couple of stupid school kids.

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