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Actress John Brown, who played Dot Cotton in EastEnders, has died at the age of 95. Ents & Arts News

Dot Cotton actor John Brown has died at the age of 95, BBC reports.

He died Sunday at his home in Surrey with his family.

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Brown was awarded the MBE Prize for Monetary and Charitable Services in 2008

He: EastEnders: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved John Brown, OBE, MBE, has sadly passed away last night.

“There are no words to describe how much June was loved, adored by everyone at EastEnders, its loving warmth, wit and great humor will never be forgotten.

“June created one of Dot Cotton’s most iconic characters, not just on soap but on British television, appearing in 2884 episodes.

“We extend all our love and deepest condolences to Juni’s family and friends. It’s very bright in EastEnders today, but we will all add a sweet sherry to the June memory.

“Rest in peace, our dear June, you will never be forgotten.”

The photo of the file is dated June 25/02/97, Brown, who embodied the image of Dot Cotton, a busy body. John Brown, best known for his role as Dot Cotton, a chain smoker, has died at the age of 95, BBC reports. The actress died at her home in Surrey on Sunday evening, having her family by her side.
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The point of a busy smoking body was bigger than life

The statement from Brown’s family reads: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved mother, June, passed away peacefully at her home in Surrey on Sunday evening, next to her family.

“We will kindly ask that our privacy be respected at this very difficult time.”

One of EastEnders’s original stars, Brown, has been playing Dot Cotton, a chain smoker, for 35 years.

He first set foot in Albert Square in 1985, shortly after the launch of Soap, and quickly became a regular cast member.

He was recommended to the producers of the show by actor Leslie Grantham, who played “Dirty Cave”.

File Photo Dated 14/03/17 John Altman Ջ June Brown մասնակց Television և Radio Industry Club Awards Ceremony, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. John Brown, best known for his role as Dot Cotton, a chain smoker, has died at the age of 95, BBC reports. The actress died at her home in Surrey on Sunday evening, having her family by her side.
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(LR) Brown with actor John Altman, who played his bad boy son Nasty Nick

Dot is best known for marrying Jim Branning (played by John Bardon) in 2002, but his heart was really ruled by his career criminal son Nick Cotton or “Nasty Nick” (played by John Altman).

The only soap opera actor to ever direct an entire episode alone, he was nominated for a performance in a BAFTA 2008 half-hour feature film in which his character looks back on his life.

He also had many stories while working on soap, exploring topics including euthanasia, cancer, and homophobia.

Having won numerous soap operas throughout his career, including a life achievement at the 2005 British Soap Awards, Brown played the role of Dot until he was 93 years old.

After a break from the BBC show from 1993 to 1997, he officially left the cast in 2020. While he was leaving in a low voice, an EastEnders spokesman said he had left the door open for his return.

Eastenders received the Television Soap of the Year Award at the 2017 Television and Radio Industry Club Awards, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. John Brown, best known for his role as Dot Cotton, a chain smoker, has died at the age of 95.
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Brown has won numerous soap awards throughout his career

Brown first trained at the Old Vick Theater School in London, Lambeth, south London, after serving in the Royal Women’s Naval Service at the end of World War II.

She had a successful career as an actress, both on stage and on screen, before becoming famous on EastEnders.

The late actor Nigel Hawthorne once described him as “one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever seen on stage” when he saw him play Ibsen Hedda Gabler when he was 20 years old.

The June 6/07/08 photo arrives at the live premiere of Disney's High School Musical at London's Hammersmith Apollo. John Brown, best known for his role as Dot Cotton, a chain smoker, has died at the age of 95, BBC reports. The actress died at her home in Surrey on Sunday evening, having her family by her side.
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Brown was a devout Christian and a supporter of the Tories. Pictured in 2008

She has had small roles in many other TV shows, including Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Minder և The Bill, as well as in costume dramas The Duchess Of Duke Street և Oliver Twist.

Like his EastEnders character, Brown was a devout Christian who once said he helped shape the role so that Dot’s faith would be more like his own.

He even voiced his political views once in response to a question from the Guardian about his voting habits. “No, I would not have chosen the Labor Party, my dear, if you had paid me.

Brown was born in 1927 in Suffolk’s Needham market, of Irish, Scottish and Italian descent.

One of the five children, his family, was devastated by the tragedy when his younger brother died of 15 days of pneumonia and his older sister, Marise, died of a meningitis-like illness at the age of eight.

Brown was descended from the famous naked boxer Isaac Beaton by his maternal grandmother. It is reported that the fighter once took part in a fight that lasted 74 rounds.

In December 2021, Brown received the OBE Christmas Certificate, and previously received the MBE in honor of Queen’s birthday in 2008 for both dramaturgy and charity.

Actress John Brown, who played Dot Cotton in EastEnders, has died at the age of 95. Ents & Arts News

SourceActress John Brown, who played Dot Cotton in EastEnders, has died at the age of 95. Ents & Arts News

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