Meg Johnson (born 30th September 1936) is an English actress who currently plays the role of Pearl Ladderbanks in ITV's popular soap opera Emmerdale. Prior to joining Emmerdale, Johnson was a part of the now-axed UK soap Brookside, playing Brigid McKenna for three years. In the early 1980s she also played the part of Eunice Gee in Coronation Street, a role she briefly reprised in 1999.
In November 1997, she was in the original cast of the London revival of Chicago playing Matron 'Mama' Morton, the prison warder, for more than a year. She can be heard on the London Cast Recording of Chicago, singing "When You're Good To Mama", "Me And My Baby" and "Class".
Following her role in Coronation Street she appeared sporadically on television, and was a part of the cast of Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (from 1985 to 1987) alongside Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and others. Johnson is married to the former Granada Television continuity announcer, Charles Foster.
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