Who did Maggie Fox play in Coronation Street? Tributes pour in as actress dies after 'sudden accident'

Maggie Fox recently died following a sudden accident (Image via LipServicetour/Twitter)
Maggie Fox recently died following a sudden accident (Image via LipServicetour/Twitter)

Maggie Fox recently died in a sudden accident. The actress’ comedy partner Sue Ryding announced the news on Facebook, saying that she was in shock. The post reads:

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Maggie Fox, my comedy partner of 40 years and co-Artistic Director of LipService. Maggie passed away yesterday with her family around her… As you can imagine I am completely heartbroken.”

Detailed information about her accident is currently unavailable. Further details on her funeral are yet to be revealed.

Maggie Fox’s character in Coronation Street

Fox appeared in nine episodes of the popular British soap opera Coronation Street. She played four different characters between 1990 and 2010.

In the first two episodes, she played the role of a nurse. She then played the role of Charmain Grey in one episode in 1992.


She appeared as Ruth Audsley in five episodes in 2001. The character was a friend of Hayley Cropper, who was a resident of a farm cottage in Warwickshire. Hayley and her husband Roy were staying with Ruth when they ran from the police.

Maggie made her final appearance as Judge Travers at a children's court hearing in 2010.

Everything known about Maggie Fox

Maggie Fox with Sue Ryding (Image via MrsLouiseWS/Twitter)
Maggie Fox with Sue Ryding (Image via MrsLouiseWS/Twitter)

Fox founded the LipService theater company with her comedy partner Sue Ryding in 1985. It is based in Manchester, UK, and creates comedy shows from a different perspective.

Sue Ryder stated that they have written around 22 original comedy sketches and have performed them all around the world. Maggie was supposed to go on a spring tour with her company for Chateau Goal, which was canceled after her demise.

The play’s digital version was shot before her passing and will be released in her memory later this year.


Maggie also made a brief appearance in Shameless UK in 2006. She was featured in an episode titled The Wedding, and played the role of the registrar marrying Frank and Sheila.

She mostly made guest appearances on television and also acted in South Riding, Accused, Bob the Builder, Reckless, and others. She was mostly interested in comedic theater.


Fox gained recognition for her performance as Bilson in the ITV period drama The Forsyte Saga. The character was the housekeeper for Damian Lewis’ solicitor Soames Forsyte.

Netizens pay tribute on Twitter

Although Maggie Fox did not play any major roles in the TV shows, she still became popular for her flawless performances. People expressed their grief on Twitter when they heard about her demise:

So sorry to hear of the passing of Maggie Fox from the amazing @LipServicetour. I loved working with this company during my time at the Unity. #RIP
Incredibly sad to hear this news about the brilliant Maggie Fox. Much love to Sue and their families x…
Absolutely gutted to hear about Maggie Fox. I worked with LipService when I was @The_Lowry and they were always a pleasure to deal with. Such lovely, funny women.…
Deeply sad to read of the death of Lip Service Theatre's Maggie Fox, following an accident. Maggie & Sue have toured with joyful literary and cinematic parodies since the 80s, and have been rays of sunshine with online adaptations during lockdown.…
Really sorry to hear about the death of Lipservice’s Maggie Fox. I know how well loved she is in Manchester in particular. She will be sorely missed.
So sad to hear the news about Maggie Fox from @LipServicetour. I had the pleasure of working with her & she was such a wonderful lady. Even had the honour of sharing the stage with her once in a cameo as a Ninja in the fab Jane Bond. My thoughts are with Sue & Maggie's family
Saddened to hear that the superb Maggie Fox has passed away. I had the honour of watching her on stage at the glorious Unity Theatre on several occasions with her comedy partner Sue Ryding as part of Lip Service. What a brilliant actor, a sad loss. Rest In Peace. Maggie Fox.
Very sad news re the death of Maggie Fox from Lip Service. They were a glorious double act and such good fun to watch. Many thanks for the laughs.…
@SkyNews My condolences go to the family , RIP Maggie Fox . 🙏 💔
Maggie Fox. We completed a bathroom renovation for her last year and some other repairs round the house. Last time I saw her she was on the mend so I’m shocked by today’s news, I was actually next door to her today too. A really lovely woman. Thoughts to her husband and daughters

There are no known survivors of Fox so far, with further details about her family and personal life yet to be revealed.

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