June has had a long and varied career in Television, Film and on Stage.
Her Television roles include ‘Mrs Parsons’ in CORONATION STREET ( 1970-71), ‘Clara’ in EDNA THE INEBRIATE WOMAN, ‘Lady Eleanor’ in DOCTOR WHO – THE TIME WARRIOR, ANGELS, CHURCHILL’S PEOPLE, MINDER, THE BILL , SURVIVORS, ‘Mrs Leyton’ in the Costume drama THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET ( 1976 ) ‘Mrs Mann in OLIVER TWIST, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, and she played ‘Nanny Slag’ in the BBC’s GORMENGHAST.
June played the role of ‘Dot Branning nee Cotton’’ in the BBC’S EASTENDERS from 1985, with a break between 1993 and 1997, and again until 2019.
On Film June appeared in the British horror flick PSYCHOMANIA, in SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY, SITTING TARGET, THE 14, MURDER BY DECREE, NIJINSKY, THE MAMBO KINGS and MR BEAN ( the Movie ), STRAW DOGS and the mini-series LACE.
Theatre roles in her early career included ’Hedda Gabler’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’, later roles include ‘Mrs Danvers’ in REBECCA, AN INSPECTOR CALLS, THE LION IN WINTER, and A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE and ‘Jessie’ in CALENDER GIRLS at The Noel Coward Theatre in 2009.
In 2009, June was nominated for a BAFTA for ‘Best Actress’ for her ‘single hander’ episode of EASTENDERS.