Nellie Boswell in BBC 1 TV sitcom series Bread, about the devoutly Catholic Boswell family of Liverpool.
Beginning her acting career in 1962, she made her TV series debut in a 1968 episode of Mr. Rose.
One of Britain's renowned actresses, she appeared on several documentaries about Bread and other classic sitcoms.
Her daughter Hannah Davis produced and wrote the TV series Hindsight News.
She appeared on more than half a dozen episodes of the soap opera Doctors, starring Sarah Manners.