'Bread' star Eileen Pollock dies at 73

Julia Hunt
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Actress Eileen Pollock using a telephone in a scene from the Christmas special of the BBC television sitcom 'Bread', November 11th 1990. (Photo by Don Smith/Radio Times/Getty Images)
Eileen Pollock in a scene from the Christmas special of Bread in 1990. (Radio Times/Getty Images)

Bread star Eileen Pollock has passed away.

The actor – who was known for playing Lilo Lill in the hit 80s sitcom – was 73.

News of Pollock’s death was confirmed by her agents, who said she was “a powerhouse of an actor, with huge generosity and spirit”.

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A post on Twitter said: “At the end of such a hard year, we regret to announce another sad loss to our ANA family - the wonderful Eileen Pollock - or Polly to her friends.”

Alongside several pictures of Pollock during her career, further posts continued: “Polly was a hugely loved and well known talent of stage and screen both here and in Ireland - working with some of the biggest names in film like Ron Howard and Mike Leigh, but perhaps will most famously be remembered for making us all chuckle as series regular Lilo Lill in Bread.

“Having been part of ANA for many years, she was deeply involved in our community, helping to spot new talent and always stopping by Lambeth Walk for a chat and a cup of tea (usually with a generous load of sweet treats for everyone!).

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“We send our love to all who knew Polly - she was truly a powerhouse of an actor, with huge generosity and spirit.

“We will miss our dear friend and will always remember her as our wonderful, witty, brilliant, Belfast girl!”

Pollock was best known for Bread, which aired from 1986 to 1991 and also starred Jean Boht, Ronald Forfar and Jonathon Morris.

She also appeared on the stage and in films such as Far And Away and Angela’s Ashes.

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