Doreen Mantle is a South African-born British actress who is probably best known for her role as Mrs Jean Warboys in One Foot in the Grave.
She has appeared in many British television series from the 1960s to the present, such as The Duchess of Duke Street, The Wild House, Chalk, Casualty, The Bill, Doctors, Holby City and Jonathan Creek. She played lollipop lady Queenie in Jam & Jerusalem.
Mantle has worked extensively on the stage in such productions as My Fair Lady, Keep It in the Family, The Seagull and Hamlet. She also toured Britain in Billy Liar in the role of Florence Boothroyd and performed at the National Theatre in The Voysey Inheritance.
She has done a lot of work on radio for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.
She starred as Mrs Shaemen in the 1983 movie Yentl alongside Barbra Streisand
In October 2010, it was announced that Mantle is to join Coronation Street as the mother of past character Colin Fishwick. Fishwick was the person whose identity was taken by John Stape.
She also had a part in an episode of My Family during series ten in 2010.