Corrie star Maureen Lipman becomes a Dame as Prince Charles awards her the honour

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Actress Dame Maureen Lipman became the first Dame of Coronation Street.

Prince of Wales awarded her the honour during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The 75-year-old actress was made a dame commander for services to charity, entertainment and the arts in a career spanning more than 50 years.

Dame Maureen Lipman became the first Dame of Coronation Street (PA)
Dame Maureen Lipman became the first Dame of Coronation Street (PA)

She has found a new audience in recent years through her appearance on the ITV soap as Evelyn Plummer since 2018 after a brief cameo in 2002.

Her lengthy entertainment CV includes everything from a comedy turn in a BT advert to a supporting role in an Oscar-winning drama.

Speaking last year when the honour was awarded, the actress opened up about her family background.

She said her family were welcomed to the UK after fleeing persecution in Russia.

She added: “I am proud to be honoured by the Queen and country that I love, for doing the work that I love.”

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