Colette O'Neil

Last updated 06 August 2021

Colette O'Neil (1937-2021)
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Mary Irene Colette Ellis (née McCrossan)

Born: 1937
Died: Sunday 11th July 2021 (age: 84)


Colette O'Neil  was a Glasgow-born actress noted for her various roles on British television.

She appeared in the 1983 story Snakedance.

She was a semi-regular cast member of Coronation Street in the mid-1960s as Ruth Winter, and also made frequent guest appearances in series such as Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Adam Adamant Lives!, No Hiding Place and Softly, Softly.

She was a leading cast member in the drama series The Standard.

More recently, she appeared in Taggart, Lovejoy, Hamish Macbeth, Heartbeat, Peak Practice, Holby City, Monarch of the Glen and Bad Girls.