EastEnders' June Brown learns cast mates' lines
June Brown likes to learn her cast mates' lines so she can stay on top of storylines.
EastEnders' June Brown learns her cast mates' lines.
The legendary soap star - who is known for playing chain-smoking church goer Dot Branning in the long-running soap - may be just months away from reaching the ninth decade of her life but her memory is better than her younger co-stars.
Speaking on 'Lorraine' this morning (27.05.16), Richard Blackwood - who plays bad boy Vincent Hubbard in the show - said: "I'm sure I can speak for most actors when I say that you don't know what's going on with other people's storylines - except for June. She knows everybody's scenes.
"She will know your upcoming scenes, your back history... She's very vigilant. Whereas the rest of us, we have so many scripts, we just tend to learn our own scenes."
Meanwhile, although it seems June is very much the driving force behind the soap, the actress - who has played her caring alter-ego since 1985 - has hinted she may turn her back on Walford when her contract expires in nine months.
She said recently: "I don't know how long I'll stay. I don't think I want to end my life on a soap, but we'll see.
"I don't want to be 100, or even 90. I don't think I look nearly 90, but because I can't see these days I don't know. You don't think about your age, you just knock it down."
However, although June is keen to bow out before she's written out, the talented star doesn't like to make future plans because they have a tendency to go "wrong."
She said earlier this year: "I've been in the soap for 30 years but you never know what's going to happen, and you really don't want to make plans about how long you should stay because they could all go wrong."