Sally Grace (1938 - 20th November 2016) played two roles on Coronation Street: In February 1980 she played bossy Kabin worker Doreen Lovell and returned to the programme in June 2006 as Maggie Tully, Sean's stepmother.
Yorkshire-born Sally enjoyed a long career in television and radio with parts in Granada productions such as Shabby Tiger and Crown Court and roles in other series such as Oh, Doctor Beeching! The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Sorry!, Clayhanger and Born and Bred.
Her main forte though was voice work and the BBC described her as a “national treasure” and The Independent as being “the best impressionist in the business” having worked in thousands of radio productions over the years, including imitations of Margaret Thatcher and The Queen for Week Ending as well as voice roles in series such as The Animals of Farthing Wood, Dennis the Menace, Mr Bean: The Animated Series, in addition to radio adaptions of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. She was a Professor of speech at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.