Speaking at a screening of the second series of Sky 1’s Delicious, the Vicar of Dibley actress is quoted by Mail Online as saying: “I remember my own relationship with my own mother and the warring that we had. Dawn put her career on hold in 2012 to care for her mother, but she sadly passed away from terminal lung cancer just three months into the year, leaving the actress heart-broken. Following Felicity’s passing and despite their previous disputes, Dawn admitted her mum was the “most amazing woman”.
The Vicar of Dibley star has revealed the former couple – who adopted mixed-race daughter Billie in 1991 – suffered from horrific racial abuse during their time together, including people putting excrement on their door, and vandalising their car. “I only realised it was an issue when there was hatred from utter t***s.