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Diane Langton
Somerset, England
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1959–present
TelevisionOnly Fools and Horses (1985–1986)
Heartbeat (1995–1997)
EastEnders (1998–1999)
Hollyoaks (2007–2009, 2012–)

Diane Langton is an English actress and singer, most notable for playing Nana McQueen in Hollyoaks from 2007 to 2009, and then again since 2012.


She has appeared in numerous TV shows. In Only Fools and Horses in the 1980s she played June Snell, a former girlfriend of Del Boy. She also appeared in The Rag Trade as Kathy Roberts, EastEnders as Cindy Beale's mother Bev Williams, in Heartbeat as Ruby Rowan, Nick Berry's character's mother, and as a prostitute in an episode of Joking Apart.

Her other notable TV appearances have included Alas Smith and Jones, Bergerac, Minder, Carry On Laughing and The Bill. She also had her own TV special called Let There Be Langton.

She played Private Alice Easy in the 1976 film Carry On England and has worked on radio as well.

Langton, who began her career as a dancer, is a popular theatre actress and singer, having appeared in the West End in A Chorus Line, Pippin, I'm Getting My Act Together, A Little Night Music, Chicago and Mary Poppins.[1] Her long stage career began with an appearance in Hair in 1968.[2] In 1982 she appeared in the Royal Variety Performance, performing a song from Showboat. In 1987, she created the role of Angel in Kander & Ebb's The Rink at the Forum Theatre in Manchester, a role which she reprised in the 1988 West End transfer. She returned to the show in 2004 at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, this time playing the role of Angel's mother Anna.

In 2010 she joined the London cast of Billy Elliot as Grandma.


Year Title Role Notes
1959 Carry On Teacher Schoolgirl (uncredited) Film
1974 Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! Angie Film
Percy's Progress Maureen Sugden Film
1975 Eskimo Nell Gladys Armitage Film
Confessions of a Pop Performer Ruby Climax Film
1976 Trial by Combat Ruby Film
Carry On England Private Alice Easy Film
1985–1986 Only Fools and Horses June Snell TV Series
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover May Fitch Film
1993 The Bill Marion Draper 1 episode
1995–1997 Heartbeat Ruby Rowan 6 episodes
1998–1999 EastEnders Bev Williams Recurring role
2001 The Bill Nina Cocozza 1 episode
Doctors Josie Rogers
Cynthia Albury
2 episodes
2007–2009, 2012–present Hollyoaks Nana McQueen Regular role, 270+ episodes
2020 Hollyoaks Later 1 episode


  1. ^ "Billy Elliott the Musical - Cast". Archived from the original on 14 April 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Billy Elliot's Diane Langton Recalls a Lifetime on the London Stage -…". 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2018.

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