Saturday, 29 July 2017

The Battleaxe returns to Coronation Street

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Coronation Street's battleaxes are old women, right? Preferably wearing a hairnet and wielding an acid tongue?  Well, not any more.

This week in Coronation Street we saw the arrival of newcomer Moira. She's Liz's new boss when Liz started working in the Medical Centre after selling up at the Rovers Return.

She's also billed in the ITV previews as being "a battleaxe".  It's a character stereotype that producer Kate Oates has long said is missing from the show and it looks as if the battleaxe is now back where she belongs.

Moira is going to be played by ex-Archers actress Louiza Patikas.  You can find out more about her here.

Louiza said: "I'm cock-a-hoop to be working on Coronation Street. It's a fantastic show which I've always loved for its superb writing and iconic characters”.

Producer Kate Oates has also praised the actress and said we will "enjoy her amazing talent for comedy."

See also: B is for Battleaxe

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