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Ann Mitchell

Ann Mitchell (born 22 April 1939) is a British stage and television actresses. In 2011, she was cast as Cora Cross in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, the mother of Tanya Jessop and Rainie Cross. Mitchell has appeared in many roles in film, theatre and television and has played a significant amount of major roles such as Mrs. Warren in Mrs. Warren's Profession and professionally played in earlier roles young mothers. As a child she attended Raine's Foundation School and went on to train at the pioneering East 15 Acting School, an establishment inspired by the works of Joan Littlewood, receiving the first-ever scholarship to the school. She has since worked in theatre, television, film, and radio, starting with "Diary of a Young Man", a series written for her by John McGrath and Troy Kennedy Martin, directed by Ken Loach. She is a visiting lecturer at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, East 15 Acting School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is Master Tutor on the foundation course at WAC.


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