Emmerdale fans had to say goodbye to one of the ITV soap’s longest serving characters this week as Lisa Dingle (played by Jane Cox) died. Cox has played Lisa for over 23 years now and, with the character departing, fans are keen to know more about the actress and why she left. Here’s all Emmerdale fans need to know about actress Cox, from why she left the ITV soap to how old she is.
Lisa Dingle on Emmerdale is played by 67-year-old actress Jane Cox, although the ITV soap character is younger.
Cox has played the Emmerdale character for over two decades, making her first appearance in 1996.
Emmerdale viewers knew Cox was leaving the soap after Lisa revealed in an earlier episode she was suffering from an incurable illness.
Away from the ITV soap, Cox has also enjoyed roles on Coronation Street, The Governor and The Bill.
READ MORE: WHAT WAS LISA DINGLE'S ILLNESS ON EMMERDALE?
Emmerdale: Zak and Lisa Dingle (Image: ITV)
Cox may be 67, with her date of birth May 13, 1952, but the character of Lisa Dingle is a few years younger.
Lisa was born on February 18, 1956, making the