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Eileen Derbyshire, MBE is an English actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street. She has played the character for 55 years as she joined permanently in 1961, making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British soap opera. She is the mother of sports journalist Oliver Holt. She was made an MBE in the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours list with her fellow co-star and friend, Barbara Knox.

Born (1930-10-06) 6 October 1930 (age 86)
Urmston, Lancashire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1948–
Spouse(s) Thomas W. Holt (1965–present, 1 child)
Children Oliver Holt
Relatives 3 grandchildren

Eileen Derbyshire, (born 6 October 1930) is an English actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street. She has played the character for 55 years as she joined permanently in 1961, making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British soap opera. She is the mother of sports journalist Oliver Holt. She was made an MBE in the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours list with her fellow co-star and friend, Barbara Knox.

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