Eileen Pollock dead – ’80s sitcom star Bread dies at 73 as cast honors’ extraordinary woman’


THE “extraordinary” bread star, Eileen Pollock, has passed away at 73.

She was best known for her role as Lilo Lill in the BBC comedy series.

The co-stars paid tribute to Eileen Pollock
Eileen played Lilo Lill in the hit BBC series3
Eileen played Lilo Lill in the hit BBC series

Her family said she passed away peacefully at their London home on Sunday.

They said they would remember her as an “actor, writer and storyteller” and “dear sister, beloved aunt and great aunt”.

Adding: “Your beauty, your laughter and your loving eyes have given joy to everyone. ”

Bread was a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, about a close-knit working-class family in Liverpool, England.

It was shown on BBC1 from May 1986 to November 1991. In 1988, audiences for the series peaked at 21 million viewers.

Actor Dan Gordon, who was Eileen’s co-star in Women of the Verge of HR, told the Irish News: “We called her ‘Polly’s People’ because she was picking up all the waves and stray going on. road and never saw them. stuck up.

“She would meet someone in town while we were on tour and say ‘they’re out of luck’ and take them to see the show and buy them a drink afterwards.

“She was a lot of fun and the only thing I remember is that I never saw her angry. I’ve never seen her cross paths with anyone.

“She was an extraordinary woman, a beautiful person. ”

Eileen was born in Belfast and studied languages ​​at Queen’s University in Belfast.

Before becoming an actress, she was a technical translator, working in London. His first theatrical work was at the Bush Theater in London.

She has appeared in a number of films, including Far and Away and Angela’s Ashes.

Bread was a hit comedy about a working-class family

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