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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.

Eileen Derbyshire - Coronation Street 1964 VHS Introduction Links (1990)

To commemorate Coronation Street's 30th anniversary In 1990, ten VHS tapes were released. Each video featured four episodes from a specific year and was ...

Eileen Derbyshire - Coronation Street 1968 VHS Introduction Links (1990)

As it is Eileen Derbyshire's 87th birthday today (6 October 2018), I thought I would upload this. To commemorate Coronation Street's 30th anniversary In 1990, ...

Ivy (Lynne Perrie) and Emily (Eileen Derbyshire) clash (Coronation Street, 1990)

Emily Bishop isn't too pleased at Ivy's message from 'beyond the grave'.

Eileen Derbyshire "Emily Bishop" - Final Appearance (2010) Age 78

Its rare we see eileen out of character, here she is in 2010 getting her MBE from the queen.

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Coronation Street stars made MBE at Buckingham Palace

Coronation Street stalwarts Barbara Knox and Eileen Derbyshire praised the enduring appeal of the popular Manchester-filmed soap as they were made MBEs ...