June Whitfield

po_Whitfield-JuneJune Rosemary Whitfield (born November 11, 1925) is an English actress, well known in the United Kingdom since the 1950s for her work in radio and television comedy series.

Her first big break was a lead role in the radio comedy Take It From Here from 1953. Television soon followed, including appearances with Tony Hancock throughout his television career. In 1966, Whitfield played the leading role in the television sitcom Beggar My Neighbour which ran for three series. She was also a cast member in several Carry On films.

In 1968, June Whitfield and Terry Scott began their long television partnership, which peaked with roles as husband and wife in Happy Ever After (1974–78) and Terry and June (1979–87). Since 1992, Whitfield has appeared in Jennifer Saunders’s sitcom Absolutely Fabulous playing Edina Monsoon’s mother. In recent years she has played a regular character in Last of the Summer Wine as well as a recurring character in The Green Green Grass.