Louise Plowright, British actress, Died at 59


Louise Plowright died on March 1, 2016.

She was a British actress.

She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

SLouisefirst came to prominence playing abrasive hairdresser Julie Cooper in the television soap opera EastEnders from 1989-90.

After major roles on TV include Linda Harvey in Families and Michelle Thorn in Footballers’ Wives: Extra Time.

Louise Plowright performed in a number of regional and touring productions of musicals, where her roles included: April in Hot Shoe Shuffle, Julie Johnston in Bad Girls – The Musical, and, Phyllis Rogers Stone in Follies, and most recently Chitty Chitty Bang Bang amongst others.

Well known for West End Concert Performances including ‘Living On An Island’ at The Talk Of London.

Plowright has also appeared in several regional theatre pantomimes.

During the summer of 2009, Louise appeared in Oklahoma! at the Chichester Festival Theatre as Aunt Eller, and the following autumn in Manchester in White Christmas.

Louise Plowright made her West End theatre debut in 1999, originating the role of Tanya in the hit musical Mamma Mia!, the following year she was promoted to the leading role of Donna, which she played for four years.

Louise Plowright replaced Julie Legrand as Madame Morrible in the hit musical Wicked in the West End, on 29 October 2012.

Louise Plowright passed away at 59 yrs old.