Special honour for Lancashire lass Jane Horrocks

HONOUR: Jane Horrocks

HONOUR: Jane Horrocks

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Lancashire-born star of stage and screen Jane Horrocks has added another accolade to her CV.

She has been awarded an honoraryDdoctorate of the Arts by the county’s Edge Hill University.

The highly accomplished stage, film and TV actor and singer recevied her award before a crowd of undergraduates from the Ormskirk institution’s department of Performing Arts and Childhood and Youth Studies.

She told the scholars: “ Make the absolute most of your youth and the opportunities it provides. Be true to yourself – try not to get stuck doing something for money or for the sake of it. Seek out that something that really lights you up.”

Her strong Lancashire accent remains an essential part of her identity.