Saturday, 16 April 2016

RIP Morag Siller

News of another sad passing; Scottish actress Morag Siller passed away yesterday at the Christie Hospital, Manchester aged just 46. She was suffering from breast cancer, a cause she had been fundraising for right until the very end.

An ebullient comic performer often in demand for playing larger than life, hilarious characters, Siller had a rage of TV roles but is perhaps most famous for her performances as Marilyn Dingle in Emmerdale and in Monarch of the Glen, as Flora Kilwillie, and as 'frequent flyer' Leona, who had a crush on Derek Thompson's charge nurse Charlie in Casualty, for which she won the AOL award for Best Dramatic Performance in a TV Series in 2000.

Morag on set with Casualty co-stars Sandra Huggett and Derek Thompson

She also had roles in films such as Memphis Belle - her first role, in fact at the age of twenty - and Terence Davies' House of Mirth, as well as a prolific theatre career that included the musical Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables and most recently opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet.

Music fans will remember her for her appearances in music videos for Morrissey (You're The One For Me, Fatty) and Holly Johnson (The Love Train) to name but a few.


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