SCORES of people have turned out for the funeral of actress Dora Bryan.

Dora Bryan passed away two weeks ago aged 91a fter a chest infection.

Family, friends and fans came together at St George's Church in Kemp Town to pay their respect to the BAFTA award-winning actress.

Mrs Bryan was best known for her role in A Taste of Honey, for which she won the best actress BAFTA , her roles in TV shows Last of the Summer Wine and Absolutely Fabulous.

One of the most famous faces at her funeral was actor Christopher Biggins.

Speaking to The Argus after the service, he said: “It’s not often you get a star in this business who is so nice.

“I think it was a great, fitting tribute to her and very moving.

“I remember when I was asked to star with her [at Theatre Royal Brighton] and I said yes, because it was a great honour.

“She was a one-off – she was rich in everything you could possibly ask for.”

Brighton alternative panto producer Brian Ralfe attended the funeral of Mrs Bryan’s husband William Lawton in 2008 and was at today's ceremony.

He said: “It was an excellent service.

“It is going to be a terrible loss for the people of Kemp Town and her fans.”

Scores of fans were in attendance for the funeral.

Jill Dearing, 72, of Brighton, came to pay her respects.

She said: “Being local you just remembered her. She was a fun and witty person.

“It doesn't matter what age, it is still a shame.”

Sylvia and George Hutchison of High Street, Brighton, remember her appearances in A Taste Of Honey and Last Of The Summer Wine.

Sylvia said: “She was full of fun and humour. It's all about Dora today.”

Her husband George added: “She was marvellous. She will be sadly missed.”

Graham Toulson, 66, of Angmering, used to catch the train with her between Brighton and London while working at a theatre in the capital.

He said: “It is sad really because she is a local celebrity.”

Mrs Bryan's coffin left the church to a round of applause. 

A private procession headed towards Woodvale Crematorium where Mrs Bryan was cremated.