Vale: Josephine Tewson

British sitcom star, best known for Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine, has died.

British sitcom star Josephine Tewson, best known for Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine, has died, aged 91.

A statement from her agent, Jean Diamond, said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josephine Tewson. Josephine passed away peacefully last night at Denville Hall at the age of 91.”

Tewson (pictured left), best known for her roles in Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine, died on Thursday night at Denville Hall, a care home in London for people in the entertainment industry.

Tewson was best known for playing the Elizabeth Warden, a neighbour of Hyacinth Bucket (Patricia Routledge) in Keeping Up Appearances from 1990 – 1995.

She also played Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine between 2003 and 2010. She played Edna Hawkins in the first six series of the sitcom Shelley, during the 1980s and early 90s.

Her other credits included Z-Cars, The Charlie Drake Show, Hark at Barker, Frost on Sunday, Whoops Baghdad!, Thriller, Wodehouse Playhouse, Larry Grayson, Whodunnit?, The Dick Emery Show, The Two Ronnies, Rude Health, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Holby City, Lewis and Doctors.

Source: Guardian

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  1. What a classy actor she was, and what an impact with her body of work. For me, her ‘Elizabeth’ was just so vivid and the audience truly felt what it was like to be rattled and bossed around by another! Josephine’s chemistry with Patricia Routledge was such an important part of the series. Not many of the ensemble left now, and it will be a truly devastating day when the Dame herself shuffles off. So many laughs in that series. One of my favourites. R.I.P Josephine Tewson.

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