Margaret Lacey (15th February, 1910 - 4th October, 1988) was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester and brought up in Wales. She played Bertha Frisk on Coronation Street in 1967. She also appeared in the Street spin-off The Brothers McGregor. Her most famous role was that of an unlikely diamond smuggler in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Margaret's other credits include George and Mildred, Robin's Nest, Magnum P.I. and Far From the Madding Crowd (her favourite role). Her prolific career lasted fifty-six years and over two hundred films with parts in every movie made by Roy Boulting and most by John Schlesinger. A special programme about her career, Extra Special - Margaret Lacey was broadcast on ITV on 3rd January 1988.

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