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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)

Filmography

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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 »

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Trivia:

Best known for her long-running role on the British soap, Coronation Street (1960), as Hilda Ogden. Lord Laurence Olivier formed a fan club in honor of Hilda Ogden. See more »

Nickname:

Queen of the Street

Star Sign:

Libra

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