Martha Cope joins Coronation Street for an appearance this Christmas. The Radio Times listing for Christmas week on the Street shows that Martha plays the role of Joanne.
Martha Cope is the daughter of Kenneth Cope, who played Jed Stone (aka Sunny Jim) on Corrie! Her mother was also an actress called Renny Lister, who met Kenneth Cope when she worked in Coronation Street as character Jean Stark.
|Kenneth Cope and daughter Martha Cope|
Kenneth Cope first appeared on Corrie as Jed Stone in 1961
You can watch Jed and Tony here:
Kenneth Cope also worked extensively as an actor for the Carry On films. If you're a Carry On fan, have a look at our blogger Graeme's Carry On Blog.
Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.
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