Maureen Lipman made her acting debut in The Knack in 1969. Since then, she has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio. Maureen is currently playing Evelyn in Coronation Street.
She has appeared in numerous productions at the National Theatre in the Old Vic days and as Celia in As You Like It at the RSC. As well as being in many West End productions, most recently is The Best Man where she played the role of Mrs. Gamadge at the West End venue The Playhouse theatre.
Her film work includes such iconic titles as Up The Junction, Educating Rita and the Oscar winning The Pianist. A long-time lover of Radio 4, she starred in Lucy Beaumont’s To Hull and Back and recorded four comedy dramas under the heading A Month of Maureen. She has written ten bestselling, anecdotal books. After 14 years writing for Good Housekeeping and a year on the Guardian, she had a monthly column in Standpoint and a quarterly health column in The Spectator.