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Yvonne Lawley


Yvonne Lawley's acting career spanned more than 60 years. She began acting on television and radio in the 1960s, and the following decade on the big screen. Her work in 80s soap Gloss, and as star of Ruby and Rata and Rud's Wife provided proof positive that elderly women could be a commanding presence on screen. Yvonne Lawley, OBE, died on 21 May 1999.

There’s a mistaken idea among some people that when you’re old you lose all your abilities. It’s certainly not so. In acting you have so much of a rich past to draw on. Yvonne Lawley