Posted by The Celebrity Group on Mar, 28 2012

Sherrie Hewson

Sherrie is a much-loved English actor, broadcaster and novelist. Best known for her role as Maureen Naylor in the UK's longest-running soap opera, Coronation Street. Born in Nottinghamshire, Sherrie was brought up in a showbusiness family; her father was a singer and her mother a model. She began performing at the age of six, touring the UK's theatres in revues with her own signature song, "You've Got to Have Heart". She was granted a scholarship to attendRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art. Upon graduating, Sherrie won seven major awards, including Best Actress and Best Comedy Actress. Sherrie Hewson began her screen career in the early 1970s, with early television appearances in Z Cars, The Moonstone and Within These Walls. In 1975, she joined the Carry On team for the film Carry On Behind and was subsequently cast in several episodes of the Carry On Laughing television series. In 1993, she was cast as Maureen Naylor in the UK's longest-running soap opera, Coronation Street, the dizzy, accident-prone supermarket assistant. In 2006, she was invited to resurrect the character of Maureen for two Christmas editions of Coronation Street. 2007 saw Sherrie make a number of non-acting television appearances. As well as Loose Women, she featured in Celebrity MasterChef, Dickinson's Real Deal and was runner-up in Soapstar Superchef alongside her former Emmerdale co-star Julia Mallam. She also appeared on a celebrity special of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. In partnership with fellow Loose Women panellist Carol McGiffin, she raised £75,000 for charity. In 2012, Sherrie joined the cast of Benidorm as the new manager of the Solana hotel, Joyce Temple-Savage in Series 5 of the comedy.