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Margaret John obituary

6 February 2011 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Welsh actor known for her role in the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey

The role of the foul-mouthed, toyboy-obsessed pensioner Doris in Gavin & Stacey brought Margaret John, who has died aged 84, a whole new legion of fans. Doris was the south Wales widow who lived next door to Gwen (Melanie Walters), whose daughter Stacey (Joanna Page) was conducting a long-distance relationship with the Essex-based Gavin (Mathew Horne), before they eventually married.

The actor relished Doris's colourful one liners as she propositioned Gavin ("I'm very open-minded and discreet") and gave Stacey advice on how far to go on a date ("A kiss, a cuddle, a cheeky finger"). Written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, who also played Smithy and Nessa in the sitcom, Gavin & Stacey's rise from BBC Three to BBC One, via BBC Two, over three series (2007-2010), owed much to the part played by John and other supporting actors as »

- Anthony Hayward

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