Fergusson Jean

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Jean Fergusson (30 December 1944 – 14 November 2019) was a British television and theatre actress, who was best known for playing the part of Marina on the British situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine from 1985 until it was cancelled in 2010, and her several guest roles in the soap Coronation Street.

Fergusson Jean
Fergusson Jean


In theatre, Fergusson's show She Knows You Know!, in which she portrayed the comedian Hylda Baker, performed at the Vaudeville Theatre, was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment of the 1997 season, and she was part of the cast of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners. In 2010 she took on the role of Dorothy Hoyle in Coronation Street, having previously played Gary Mallet's mother in 1999 and Dr Lowther's sister-in-law Helen Ashcroft in 1987. She reappeared in 2011, and was part of a large kidnapping storyline involving her husband Alan, John Stape and Chesney Battersby-Brown.

Personal life

Fergusson was born in Wakefield to Margaret (nee Jackson) and Francis Fergusson, a civil engineer. They moved several times between Yorkshire and Dumfriesshire, Scotland before settling in Bridgend, Glamorgan in 1956 where she attended the Bridgend girls' grammar school and later the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She lived in Yorkshire until 2014, when she moved to London. She died at her home on 14 November 2019. Her partner of 30 years, Paul Jenkinson died in 2011.


  • 1985–2010 : Last of the Summer Wine : Marina; 216 episodes
  • 1987 : Coronation Street : Helen Ashcroft
  • 1999 : Coronation Street : Mrs Mallett
  • 2010–2011 : Coronation Street : Dorothy Hoyle
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