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Elizabeth Dawn (1939–2017)


Sylvia Butterfield MBE, known professionally as Elizabeth Dawn or Liz Dawn, is an English actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street. First starting on the serial in 1974, she had more of a recurring role as a factory worker until her husband, Jack, (played by William Tarmey) first ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street
Coronation Street Vera Duckworth / Onlooker / Rovers Customer
(1972-2010)
Village Hall
Village Hall Other Voter
(1974)
Z Cars
Z Cars Rose
(1978)

Filmography

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 2015 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Mrs. Winterbottom
- Episode #1.7382 (2015) ... Mrs. Winterbottom
- Episode #1.7381 (2015) ... Mrs. Winterbottom
 1972-2010 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Vera Duckworth / Rovers Customer / Onlooker
- Episode #1.7464 (2010) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6732 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6731 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6730 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6728 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
 1997 Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! (Video)
Vera Duckworth
 1990 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Vera Duckworth
- Telethon '90 (1990) ... Vera Duckworth
 1979 All Day on the Sands (TV Movie)
Derek's Mother
 1978 Selwyn (TV Series)
Mavis
- I've Gotta Jockey (1978) ... Mavis
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Rose
- Fat Freddie B.A. (1978) ... Rose
 1977 Larry Grayson (TV Series)
Dot
- Episode #2.1 (1977) ... Dot
 1976 Sez Les (TV Series)
 1975-1976 The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club (TV Series)
Bar Staff / Waitress
- Episode #5.7 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #5.6 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #5.5 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- National Club Acts Awards (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #5.3 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
 1976 Open All Hours (TV Series)
Woman Outside Shop
- Well Catered Funeral (1976) ... Woman Outside Shop (uncredited)
 1975 Greenhill Pals (TV Movie)
May
 1972-1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Warder / Bedelia Conroy / Female Officer / ...
- Never on Saturdays, Never on Sundays: Part 1 (1975) ... Female Officer (uncredited)
- A Case of Murder: Part 3 (1974) ... Warder (uncredited)
- Mrs. Moresby's Scrapbook: Part 3 (1973) ... Warder (uncredited)
 1975 Daft As a Brush (TV Movie)
Mrs. Higgins
 1973-1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Canteen Lady / Striker / Mrs. Warboys / ...
- Sunset Across the Bay (1975) ... Canteen Lady
- Leeds - United! (1974) ... Striker
- Speech Day (1973) ... Mrs. Warboys
- Kisses at Fifty (1973) ... Enid
 1974 Sam (TV Series)
Sylvia Brightside
- Half a Loaf (1974) ... Sylvia Brightside
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Other Voter
- Mr. Ellis Versus the People (1974) ... Other Voter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

EMI single release with Joe Longthorne of 'Passing Strangers' reached No 34 in charts December 1994

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Liz Dawn | Elizabeth Dawn MBE | Liz Dawn MBE

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

Her acting style was influenced by character actresses Margaret Rutherford and Peggy Mount. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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