Saturday, 19 March 2016

Lisa George donates her nan's bag to Corrie's Beth

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog March 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Coronation Street actress Lisa George, who plays Beth Sutherland on the show, has joined twitter.  You can follow her at @LisaGeorgeActor.

Lisa tweeted this week a lovely picture of herself with her nan, which you can see on her twitter account. She also posted the picture above. As you can see, Lisa has donated her nan's handbag on the show as a prop for her character Beth. What a lovely thing to do.

When David Neilson first joined Corrie to play Roy Cropper, the bag that Roy carried belonged to Roy's mother Phyllis who had just passed away.

David said: “That bag went round Loughborough market for many years! It will be 30 years old now. My mother died just before I joined the show so I was chucking stuff out and thought it would be good for Roy.

“He was always knocking on Deirdre’s door, asking if she needed a bit of shopping and initially they gave me a carrier bag. But you see guys standing at bus stops with bags like that and I thought I’d introduce it. It’s also very handy to carry my scripts round in!

“Roy’s key on the piece of knicker elastic attached to the bag was also my mother’s. We fastened it on to the bag for her, because she kept locking herself out.She was forever calling out the police or the glazier to get her back in and they’d have to break the window.”

Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.

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