Maggie Riley

Maggie Riley was an English actress, best known for her roles as Maureen in Hazell[1] and Mrs. McMahon[2] in children's television series Grange Hill.

A member of Olivier's National Theatre company, she made frequent appearances on British TV from the 1960s.[3][4]

She died on 10 October 2015 at the age of 79 after a long illness.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1966 The Likely Lads Waitress
1975 Centre Play Margaret
1976 Couples Anne Latimer 9 episodes
1976 Within These Walls Clara Prentice
1976 The Crezz Miss Paris
1977 Warship Louise Witzel
1978 Hazell Maureen 8 episodes
1978 Play for Today Mrs. Richmond
1979-1981 Grange Hill Mrs. McMahon 6 episodes
1980 The Ladykillers Mrs. Eaves
1980 Shoestring Marjorie
1980 Play for Today Pauline
1982 Saturday Night Thriller Barbara Lewis
1982 Nobody's Hero Dorothy Ellis 2 episodes
1984 Missing from Home Farmer's wife
1985 Screen Two Mrs. Philpot
1985 Me and My Girl Shop Assistant
1986 Bluebell Madame Cummings
2001 Doctors Elsie Banks


Year Title Role Notes
1969 The Dance of Death Karen
2003 Assisted Living Mrs. Pearlman
2009 Spooky Tales Granny Cobb


  1. ^ "Maggie Riley". BFI.
  2. ^ List of Grange Hill characters
  3. ^ "Maggie Riley | Theatricalia".
  4. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (March 30, 2016). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015. McFarland. ISBN 9780786476671 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "RILEY - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements".

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