Who plays Phill’s mum Mimi in Coronation Street? Where you’ve seen Margot Leicester before

3 Dec 2021, 19:30
3 Dec 2021, 15:58

Coronation Street, Fiz Stape, Margot Leicester, Mimi Halliday, Phill Whittaker

Phill’s mum Mimi made her first appearance in tonight’s Coronation Street (Friday, December 3), but who is she and who plays her?

Fiz and Phill have been seeing each other over the last few months and tonight she offered for him to move in while his boiler gets fixed.

Phill told her his mum is in town to visit him and would be coming over to see him and meet Fiz.

Mimi arrived (Credit: ITV)

Mimi arrived in Weatherfield with her dog Coco, but why does Mimi look so familiar?

Who plays Phill’s mum Mimi in Coronation Street?

Mimi is played by Margot Leicester. 72-year old Margot is married to director David Thacker.

Margot has had numerous stage and TV roles.

What has Margot Leicester been in?

She has made multiple appearances in Holby City, Doctors and The Bill as different characters.

Margot played Rita Blade in TV series Harbour Lights in 1999 and Dr Wellington in Peak Practise in 1997.

Margot has been in Doctors, Holby City and Casualty (Credit: ITV)

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She has also had roles in Casualty, Waking the Dead, Midsomer Murders, Law and Order: UK, Heartbeat.

In 2017 she played Camilla in the TV film King Charles III.

Will Mimi appear again?

Mimi will appear in future episodes of the ITV soap.

In next week’s scenes, Fiz is out out to find Phil and Mimi making plans for his party and ordering hideous party dresses for her and Hope and Ruby.

Feeling unsupported by Phill in the face of his mother, Tyrone finds Fiz at the Christmas market drowning her sorrows.

However when Tyrone reveals Phill booked a surprise Christmas holiday for her and the girls, she’s delighted.

Back home, she makes her feelings about Mimi clear to Phill.

It looks like Fiz isn’t too keen on Mimi (Credit: ITV)

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Later, Fiz manages to get through the party, but when Mimi reveals her surprise to Phill is that she’s moving to Weatherfield, Fiz’s heart sinks.

At the party, Tyrone sees Fiz’s discomfort and drags Mimi into the kitchen to deliver a few home truths about her behaviour towards Fiz.

They head back into the party and Mimi is mortified to realise she left her microphone on.

Later Phill reveals his boiler has been fixed and Fiz reckons it’s time for him to move back home, he quietly masks his disappointment.

Has Mimi potentially ruined things for Phill and Fiz?

Want more spoilers from Coronation Street? Entertainment Daily has a dedicated Coronation Street spoilers section for you to get your fix before the latest episodes air.

Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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