Olympia Dukakis,

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83, was a fa­mil­iar face on TV in the he 1990s. She ap­peared as the ma­tri­ar­chal Anna Madri­gal al (left) in Chan­nel 4 drama Tales Of The City (1993) ) and its se­quel, More Tales Of The City (1998), as s well as play­ing Char­lotte Kiszko, mother of Ste- fan, a man wrongly con­victed of a real-life mur­der der in the 1970s, in ITV’s A Life For A Life in 1998. Last on Bri­tish TV screens in an episode of Law & Or­der: Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit in 2011, she’s back as Doreen in Big Driver (right), an adap­ta­tion of Stephen King’s chill­ing story about a nov­el­ist tak­ing re­venge on her bru­tal at­tacker.

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