(born 9 February 1936 in Brighouse
, West Yorkshire
) is an English actress. She is probably best known for her role as the future Emperor Nero
's mother, Agrippinilla
, in the landmark 1976 BBC serial I, Claudius
."", The Age
, 16 May 1978, p. 4, retrieved 2011-07-11
She played the long-running role of gossipy yet lovable Sadie Hargreaves Lloyd
in soap opera Family Affairs
. Sadie, a former theatre actress turned barmaid, was a key figure in the show from 1998 until 2005, making her one of the show's longest serving characters.
Young previously acted in soap opera Coronation Street
in the early 1980s. In February 2007, she rejoined the cast of Coronation Street, an old friend of Rita Sullivan
called Doreen Fenwick
until December that year.
She appeared two episodes of Midsomer Murders
, the 1997 pilot episode The Killing at Badger's Drift
and the 2006 episode Last Year's Model
In 2008, she at first made a guest appearance in an episode of the long-running BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine
"Get Out Of That, Then" as Nora Batty's sister Florrie, before joining the cast regularly as Nora's both other sister and replacement Stella following the departure and subsequent death of Kathy Staff
from the series in 2008.
She is the mother of actress Liza Pulman