Peggy Mount (born Margaret Rose Mount on 2 May 1916 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex; died 13 November 2001) was a British actress of stage and screen. She is perhaps best known for playing a battleaxe character, though her real personality was said to have been far removed from such a role.
Her love of acting had begun with the drama society of the Wesleyan chapel which she attended in Essex. She grew through amateur theatre and wartime productions and by the 1950s was appearing professionally in the West End of London. Later serious stage work include roles in Shakespeare productions and she also appeared in the film of the musical Oliver! and in Hotel Paradiso.
Peggy Mount is, however, best known for her television comedy roles over three decades. Her first television role was the The Larkins in 1958. She followed this in 1966 with George and the Dragon (TV), alongside Sid James and John le Mesurier. Between 1977 and 1981 she then starred in Youâ€™re Only Young Twice, as the forthright Flora Petty who bullied her friend Cissie Lupin (played by Pat Coombs).
Later television appearances included a role in the Doctor Who story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy in 1988.
She was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995. In later years she lost her sight and had suffered a series of strokes.