The FH used to say that I got lucky because this lovely lady wasn't available. She was one of his favourite television actresses, and he was guaranteed to want to watch anything [apart from Loose Women] that she was in. Lynda Bellingham has had a stage and screen career over many decades, and I have read the sad news that she has terminal cancer. Our thoughts are with her and her family, as they hope to enjoy Christmas together this year, perhaps for the last time.
She was the second actress to play Christopher Timothy/James Herriot's wife, Helen.
(image from cinemaparadiso.co.uk)
She played the long-suffering mother of the Oxo family for many years, and she was brilliant! We all eagerly waited for a "new" snapshot into their lives.
(image from theguardian.com)
She was awarded an OBE this year for an acting career of over 40 years - what an achievement!
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