|Born||October 5th, 1941 |
|Productions||Waiting for God as Diana Trent |
Cabin Pressure as Carolyn Knapp-Shappey
Stephanie Cole is an English actress.
Born in Solihull, Warwickshire, Cole trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and made her stage debut aged seventeen in repertory theatre.
Cole later became a familiar face on television, and though she made her mark in the drama Tenko, it was for comedy that she would become best known, playing the morose Mrs. Featherstone in Open All Hours, and the elderly Diana Trent in Waiting for God, though she was some considerable years younger than her character. She won the award for best comedy performance in 2012 for her role as Sylvia Goodwin in Coronation Street.
Despite these successes on television, Cole remained a presence on stage; most notably in A Passionate Woman. In 2005 she received an OBE for her services to drama, as well as elderly charities.
Cole has sang briefly in her career, singing the British national anthem "God Save the Queen" in Waiting for God, and later joining the rest of the cast on "Busy Doing Nothing" in Cabin Pressure, where she plays Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, the acerbic CEO of charter firm MJN Air.
- God Save the Queen (duet)
- Busy Doing Nothing