Final Of The Summer season Wine actress Josephine Tewson dies aged 91

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tar of British tv sitcoms Josephine Tewson has died aged 91, her agent has confirmed.

Tewson, best-known for her roles in Preserving Up Appearances and Final Of The Summer season Wine, died on Thursday night time at Denville Corridor, a care dwelling in London for these within the leisure business.

A press release from her agent Jean Diamond of Diamond Administration mentioned: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of Josephine Tewson.

“Josephine handed away peacefully final night time at Denville Corridor on the Age of 91.”

Born in Hampstead, London, in 1931, Tewson attended grammar college earlier than enrolling on the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork (Rada), from which she graduated in 1952.

Minor elements got here her method in the course of the Sixties in exhibits similar to Z-Automobiles and The Charlie Drake Present.

The last decade additionally noticed her often seem in sketches alongside comedians Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker in Hark At Barker and Frost On Sunday.

She additionally performed Edna Hawkins within the first six sequence of the ITV sitcom Shelley, which aired in the course of the ’80s and early ’90s.

Nevertheless, she was finest recognized for enjoying the pragmatic Elizabeth Warden, neighbour and reluctant confidant of social-climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket within the much-loved BBC sitcom Preserving Up Appearances.

Roy Clarke was the author behind the present and in addition offered Tewson together with her most memorable late profession position, enjoying Miss Davenport in Final Of The Summer season Wine between 2003 and 2010.

In 2012, Tewson launched her one-woman present, titled Nonetheless Preserving Up Appearances? and toured throughout the UK.

Former EastEnders actress Debbie Arnold, 67, was amongst these paying tribute.

She tweeted: “So unhappy we misplaced 2 fantastic folks firstly Bruce Montague and now 2 days later – Josephine Tewson.

“@JudyBuxton7 and I had the honour of travelling the world and Uk with these comedy greats ending up within the West Finish. We had such enjoyable. I adored Jo”, adopted by a damaged coronary heart emoji.

The spouse of late actor John Challis, Carol, shared a picture of her husband and Tewson starring collectively in Final Of The Summer season Wine.

She wrote: “Farewell to Josephine Tewson. John liked working together with her on Final of the Summer season Wine. One other one gone.”


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