Maggie Jones

Soap Opera Actress

Birthday June 21, 1934

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Dec 2, 2009 (75)

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British television actress who played Blanche Hunt in over 800 episodes of the popular soap opera, Coronation Street. She amassed more than 50 different acting roles throughout her long and active career. She played Smither in multiple episodes of The Forsyte Saga in 1967.

Before Fame

She trained at the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and made her London stage debut during the 1950s. 


She appeared for two years as Polly Barraclough in the television series, Sam. 

Family Life

She was married to John Oliver Stansfield from 1971 until his death in 1999. After an injury, her health began to deteriorate. 

Associated With

She played the mother of actress Anne Kirkbride's character, Deidre Hunt, in Coronation Street. Jones appeared on the popular show for four decades.