Jean Heywood (born Jean Murray on 15th July 1921 in Blyth, Northumberland) appeared on Coronation Street between March and April 1983 as widow Alice Kirby.

She also appeared as Dolly McGregor in all twenty-six episodes of the Street spin-off comedy series The Brothers McGregor from 1985 to 1988.

With an acting CV dating back to the early 1970s, some of her other credits include roles in Dixon of Dock Green, Open All Hours, When the Boat Comes In, Emmerdale, Leave It to Charlie, Boys from the Blackstuff, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, All Creatures Great and Small, The Bill, Holby City, Heartbeat, Casualty and the 2000 film Billy Elliot.

On stage she has appeared in productions of The Boy Friend, Rose and The Father.

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