Meg Johnson is a British actress who is best known for playing Eunice Gee on Coronation Street, Pearl Ladderbanks on Emmerdale and Brigid on Brookside.
Along with her work in the two British soaps, Johnson has also appeared in shows such as Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, The Practice, and Mother Nature’s Bloomers. From where she was born and raised to her work in the theater, here are five fast facts about the actress.
Who Is Meg Johnson?
She was born on September 30 in Manchester, Lancashire, England, where she was also raised. She became interested in acting while she was young.
Johnson’s first role came in 1961 at the age of 25 when she appeared as Mary Carslake in the show Family Solicitor. She then appeared in Here’s Harry and Office Girl, as well as the TV movie The Referees.
Johnson played the role of Brenda Holden in Coronation Street for a few episodes in 1976 before landing the part of Eunice Gee in the same show in the early ‘80s. She stayed on the show on-and-off until 1999. She then got the part of Pearl Ladderbanks in Emmerdale in 2003, a role she has had for over 15 years.
Along with her work in television, Johnson has also had a long career in the theater. She was in the cast of the London revival of Chicago in 1997, where she played the character of Mama Morton. She can be heard in the London cast recording of Chicago, singing both When You’re Good to Mama and Class. She also appeared in productions of Follies and Gypsy.
Getting Personal With Meg Johnson
Johnson is currently married to the former Granada Television announcer, Charles Foster. He appeared on Coronation Street in two minor credited roles in 1975 and again in 1999. He also appeared on Emmerdale.