Janet Brown (14 December 1923 – 27 May 2011) was a Scottish comedienne and impressionist who gained considerable fame in the 1980s for her impersonations of then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Janet's career included various roles on the Mike Yarwood Show, where as well as imitating Margaret Thatcher, she performed impressions of Coronation Street character Hilda Ogden, Esther Rantzen and Barbara Woodhouse.

In 1986, Janet and Thatcher met up face-to-face and struck up a friendship, occasionally meeting at 10 Downing Street. Janet also stayed at Chequers for a weekend once.

She was married to Carry On actor Peter Butterworth until his death in 1979, and they had two children. Sadly, Janet passed away in 2011 after a short illness.



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