Philip Allen (m. 1983)
| 10 August 1949 (age 66) (1949-08-10) Stockton-on-Tees, England|
The British Soap Award for Spectacular Scene of the Year
The British Soap Award for Best Storyline, The British Soap Award for Best Onscreen Partnership
Emmerdale, T‑Bag, The Liver Birds, Our Day Out, Mike and Angelo
Charlie Hardwick, Tony Audenshaw, Clive Hornby, Mark Charnock, Shirley Stelfox
Elizabeth Estensen Wikipedia
Elizabeth "Liz" Estensen (born 10 August 1949) is an English actress, mainly known for work in the popular television dramas The Liver Birds and Emmerdale. She was born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, and her surname comes from her Norwegian grandad.
Estensen played Susan in the film version of Willy Russell's play Our Day Out with Alun Armstrong. She rose to prominence in the 1970s, playing Bert's girlfriend in the Willy Russell musical John, Paul, George, Ringo … and Bert at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool transferring to the West End in 1974. She then appeared on television as Carol Boswell in five series of The Liver Birds, from 1975 to 1979. The Liver Birds was recently run on the Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK.
Estensen took the lead role of T-Bag in the children's television programme Wonders in Letterland (1985), and went on to appear in a total of five series and two Christmas specials before leaving in 1989. She was thereafter replaced in the show by Georgina Hale.
Estensen played Pam Middleton in Coronation Street between 1996 and 1998. Since 1999 she has played a regular role as Diane Sugden in the soap opera Emmerdale for over 16 years.
She has been married to Philip Allen since May 1983. They have one child.