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Jean Heywood

15 July 1921 to 14 September 2019

A British actress who found fame starring as family matriarch Bella in the BBC drama When the Boat Comes In (1976-1977), Heywood enjoyed short soap stints on Emmerdale Farm (1978), Coronation Street (1982-1983), Family Affairs (1997) and Brookside (2000). Her most notable big screen role came as the titular dancer’s grandma in Billy Elliot (2000).

Read Jean Heywood's Guardian obituary.