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Jean Alexander (I) (1926–2016)


Jean Mavis Hodgkinson, known by the stage name Jean Alexander, was a British television actress. She was best known to British television viewers as Hilda Ogden in the soap opera Coronation Street (1960), a role she played from 1964 until 1987, and also as Auntie Wainwright in the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 1988 to 2010. For ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street Hilda Ogden / Mrs. Webb
(1962-2000)
Last of the Summer Wine Auntie Wainwright
(1988-2010)
ITV Telethon Hilda Ogden
(1990)
(1961)

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 1988-2010 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Auntie Wainwright
- How Not to Cry at Weddings (2010) ... Auntie Wainwright
- Howard and the Great Outdoors (2010) ... Auntie Wainwright
- The Rights of Man (Except for Howard) (2010) ... Auntie Wainwright
- Happy Camping (2010) ... Auntie Wainwright
- Variations on a Theme of Father's Day (2009) ... Auntie Wainwright
 2006 To the sea again (Short)
Annie
 2004 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Enid
- Drive (2004) ... Enid
 2001-2003 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Lily Barton / Mrs. Barton
- Lily of the Valley (2003) ... Lily Barton
- Not So Special (2001) ... Mrs. Barton
 2000-2002 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Kathleen Beresford / Joan Cotter
- Flesh and Blood (2002) ... Kathleen Beresford
- Happy Returns (2002) ... Kathleen Beresford
- Relative Strangers (2002) ... Kathleen Beresford
- The Field (2000) ... Joan Cotter
 2000-2002 Barbara (TV Series)
Queenie Liversidge
- Queenie (2002) ... Queenie Liversidge
- Mum (2000) ... Queenie Liversidge
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short)
Mrs. Santa (voice)
 1998 Women of Coronation Street (Video)
Hilda Ogden
 1997 The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini-Series)
Lily
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Lily
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Lily
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Lily
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Lily
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Lily
 1997 Adam's Family Tree (TV Series)
Winifred Whisper
- Strawberry Fools Forever (1997) ... Winifred Whisper
 1995 Harry (TV Series)
Irene Patterson
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Irene Patterson
 1994 Willie's War
Nanny
 1993 Cluedo (TV Series)
Marjory Hunt
- The Hanged Man (1993) ... Marjory Hunt
 1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Elsie Mittens
- Baldy (1993) ... Elsie Mittens
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Maud Layton
- Her Finest Hour (1992) ... Maud Layton
 1991 Rich Tea and Sympathy (TV Series)
Granny Trellis
- Waiters & Whoopie Cushions (1991) ... Granny Trellis
- Sinners & Sea Bass (1991) ... Granny Trellis
- Vegetable Samosas & Virgins (1991) ... Granny Trellis
- Socks & Self Denial (1991) ... Granny Trellis
- Poppadoms & Peeping Toms (1991) ... Granny Trellis
 1990 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Hilda Ogden
- Telethon '90 (1990) ... Hilda Ogden
 1990 Woof! (TV Series)
Mrs. Potts
- The Adoption (1990) ... Mrs. Potts
 1989 Scandal
Mrs. Keeler
 1988 Boon (TV Series)
Rose
- The Devil You Know (1988) ... Rose
 1962-1987 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Hilda Ogden / Mrs. Webb
- Episode #1.2790 (1987) ... Hilda Ogden
- Episode #1.2789 (1987) ... Hilda Ogden
- Episode #1.2788 (1987) ... Hilda Ogden
- Episode #1.2787 (1987) ... Hilda Ogden
- Episode #1.2786 (1987) ... Hilda Ogden
 1972 The Intruder (TV Series)
Miss. Binns
- Me (1972) ... Miss. Binns
- Peter (1972) ... Miss. Binns
- Miss Binns (1972) ... Miss. Binns
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Hilda Ogden
 1964 Mary Barton (TV Series)
Mrs. Jones
- Trial (1964) ... Mrs. Jones
- Murder (1964) ... Mrs. Jones
 1963-1964 Badger's Bend (TV Series)
Mrs. Alder
- Episode #3.9 (1964) ... Mrs. Alder
- Episode #3.8 (1964) ... Mrs. Alder
- Episode #3.7 (1964) ... Mrs. Alder
- Episode #3.6 (1964) ... Mrs. Alder
- Episode #3.5 (1964) ... Mrs. Alder
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Mary Farley
- The Way with Reggie (1963) ... Mary Farley
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Mme. Braux
- Women and Money (1963) ... Mme. Braux
 1962-1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Cantrell / Amy Ford / Mrs. Hopkins / ...
- Quiet Confidence (1963) ... Mrs. Cantrell
- On Watch - Newtown (1962) ... Amy Ford
- Teamwork (1962) ... Mrs. Hopkins
- Stab in the Dark (1962) ... Mrs. Arnot
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Lady on Ship (uncredited)
 1962 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Nicholls
- Episode #1.510 (1962) ... Mrs. Nicholls
- Episode #1.509 (1962) ... Mrs. Nicholls
 1961 Jacks and Knaves (TV Series)
Mrs. Hancock
- The Great Art Robbery (1961) ... Mrs. Hancock
 1961 Winning Widows (TV Series)
- Cash for Canada (1961)
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Telephone Operator
- Vendetta (1961) ... Telephone Operator
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
- Different Drum (1961) ... Mrs. Harris
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Mrs. Gibson
- Doggo (1961) ... Mrs. Gibson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1962, two years before she joined the cast as Hilda Ogden, Jean played a Landlady, Mrs. Webb in Coronation Street for two episodes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Trivia:

She based her portrayal of Hilda Ogden on wartime women munitions workers, whose heads were always covered to protect them from the machinery. "They used to wear these scarves, like pudding-cloths, tied up and the curlers would be in.". See more »

Nickname:

Queen of the Street

Star Sign:

Libra

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