The former Casualty actress will play Gemma and Paul’s mum Bernie on the cobbles.
Jane Hazlegrove as the popular character, Dixie in Casualty
Bernie Winter, pun intended, will burst onto the street in July.
“Like mother, like daughter. We are very pleased that the fantastic Jane Hazlegrove has joined the cast as the irrepressible and impossible Gemma’s even more irrepressible and impossible mother. Fur will fly!” – Coronation Street
ITV Granada describe the character as ‘Gemma and Paul’s estranged mother, an old raver who still sees herself as a free spirit’, she is averse to serious relationships or responsibilities of any kind. Having let Gemma down this week, failing to pick her up after Gemma plans to leave the street, she then turns up further down the line in Gemma’s pregnancy and is soon ruffling feathers. However, despite her shortcomings as a parent, Bernie does love her kids.
While Gemma is pleased to have her mum around, Paul is more suspicious of her motives, but Bernie is back to support Gemma through her pregnancy and prove she can be a good mum for once.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Coronation Street. It’s where I started my apprenticeship as a very young actor. I can’t wait to get stuck in”. – Jane Hazlegrove
Jane is best known for her role as paramedic Dixie in the BBC medical drama Casualty. The Manchester-born actress has appeared in Coronation Street before as Sue Clayton.
Jane’s other credits include Doctors, London’s Burning and Silent Witness.