EastEnders favourite Dot Branning is to return to Albert Square in the New Year.
June Brown, who plays Dot Branning in EastEnders, will return to her role in January, after leaving periodically in the Spring. She joined in 1985, at which point her character was called Dot Cotton, until 2002 when she became Dot Branning through a marriage to Jim, taking a 4 year break in the 90s.
Since leaving in Spring, she has been working on her memoirs, as well as a new BBC1 programme, called Respect Your Elders. Her role had earned her a nomination for best actress in the BAFTAs in 2009, after doing a special 30 minute monologue episode, where she gave an emotional speech into a cassette, for her husband who was recovering from a stroke in hospital. Unfortunately she did not win the BAFTA, with Anna Maxwell instead winning it. In 2008, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was appointed an MBE for services to drama and charity, for all the work she had done. Over her career, June Brown has also had appearances in Coronation Street as well as Doctor Who.
For those who regularly watch EastEnders, this will be a much anticipated return. If you are also a regular viewer, do you find this an exciting thought? Do you miss her ever since she left? Share your views by clicking “Read More & Comment”.
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