June Brown is going blind. Known as an English actress, best known for her role as Dot Cotton in the long-running soap opera EastEnders for thirty years reveals although her sight is on the verge of going, she has no choice but to work because of a financial crisis. The eighty-three-year-old, who also starred in Doctor Who and Now and Then says that her sight is really poor and the vision in one of her eyes is so poor,
that the vision in one eye is sometimes reduced to looking like the cross-hairs of a rifle.
“I see things in my eyes now. My eyes are not very good. In the left occasionally I do get this small circle with what looks like cross-wires. I do pray about my sight – maybe it will return.”
June went on to reveal that the financial crisis has dramatically affected her pension plans, and she’s worried about “being poor when I’m old”.
In a BBC Radio 4 interview, she said:
“You might laugh at that and think ‘she’ll never be poor when she’s old’ but I’ve not squirreled away lots of money. I’ve had two pensions each that have gone down by 50%.”‘
Also tonight’s Eastenders episode, May 18. 2015, Brown’S character Dot,
will receive her verdict, having been charged with murdering her evil son Nick Cotton.