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Actor Josephine Tewson of Keeping Up Appearances dies aged 91

Former actress Josephine Tewson has tragically died at the age of 91, her agent confirmed.

Tewson was best-known for her roles in Keeping Up Appearances and Last of The Summer Wine. It was confirmed by her agent that she died on Thursday night at Denville Hall, a care home in London for those in the entertainment industry.

A statement from Jean Diamond of Diamond Management 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 was born in Hampstead in 1931 and attended grammar school before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic art which she graduated in 1952. She played some minor roles at the beginning of her career in the 1960s such as Z-Cars and the Charlie Drake Show.

However, she is best known for her work in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

The former Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine star has been remembered by her acting friends as a “comedy great”. Former EastEnders actress Debbie Arnold wrote on Twitter: “So sad we lost 2 wonderful people 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 in the West End. We had such fun. I adored Jo” followed by a broken heart emoji.

Meanwhile, the wife of late actor John Challis paid her own tribute to Tewson by sharing an image of her husband and Tewson starring in the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. Carol Challis wrote: “Farewell to Josephine Tewson. John loved working with her on Last of the Summer Wine. Another one gone.”

Josephine Tewson Net Worth, Family, Parents, Husband, Biography

Josephine Ann Tewson is a British stage and television character actress. Josephine Tewson Net Worth, Family, Parents, Husband, Biography .She is best known for her roles in British television sitcoms, such as Edna Hawkins aka “Mrs H” in Shelley; Elizabeth “Liz” Warden, the long-suffering next door neighbour of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995); and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine (2003–2010).

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Wiki / Biography

Real Name Josephine Tewson
Birth Date ( Birthday) 26 February 1931
Age as (2022) 91 years
Birth Palace Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British 
Ethnicity White
Profession British television actress
Marital Status Married
Last Update2022
Josephine Tewson

Josephine Tewson Family and Parents

Josephine Tewson Mother name is Kate Tewson and her Father name is William Tewson. Tewson was born in Hampstead, London in 1931.Her father, William, was a professional musician and played the double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra her mother, Kate (née Morley, born 1908), was a nurse, the daughter of Haydn Morley who captained Sheffield Wednesday in the 1890 FA Cup Final.

Father NameKate Tewson 
Mother NameWilliam Tewson
Sibling Name Not Known
Spouse / Partner Name Henry Newman (m. 1972–1980), Leonard Rossiter (m. 1958–1961)
Children Name Not Known

Josephine Tewson Husband 

Josephine Tewson firstly tied the knot with English actor Leonard Rossiter. The duo first met while both were working at Salisbury Rep. After seeing each other for some time, Tewson and Rossiter finally walked down the aisle on 27 September 1958.The pair, however, could not heed their relationship any longer than three years and finally divorced in 1961.

The reason behind their separation is. She once noted that.After the bitter divorce, she began her romantic dating affair with lover Henry Newman, a dentist. Moreover, the couple happily married on 12 June 1972. Sadly, luck was not in Josephine’s favor also in the second marriage as it ended with the death of her second husband, Newman in 1980.

Josephine Tewson Professional Career

She was a regular comedy performer on David Frost on Sunday and Hark at Barker (1969), and she later appeared in Mostly Monkhouse, a BBC Radio Comedy programme with David Jason supporting Bob Monkhouse. She also made a few appearances in Z-Cars (1963-1969) and The Charlie Drake Show (1968). Tewson played Edna Hawkins in the first six series of the British sitcom Shelley (1979–82). Later, she portrayed Jane Travers in Ronnie Barker’s sitcom Clarence (1988), which he also wrote and served as his final starring television role before retiring.

Tewson was known for her role as Elizabeth Warden, neighbour and reluctant confidant of social wannabe Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances.Tewson appeared in nearly every episode over the course of the five-series run, providing a frequently rattled but pragmatic counterpoint to the scattered and clueless “Mrs Bucket.”

Tewson co-starred with John Inman in the unsuccessful sitcom Odd Man Out (1977), in which they played half-brother/half-sister roles. She was rumoured to be Inman’s cousin, but she has repeatedly denied this in interviews. She also appeared in the 1984 children’s film Gabrielle and the Doodleman as the characters Mrs. Briggs (Gabrielle’s father’s housekeeper) and the Fairy Godmother.

Tewson played Miss Davenport on a semi-regular basis in Last of the Summer Wine (2003-2010), a series written by Roy Clarke, who also wrote Keeping Up Appearances. She has also appeared in two episodes of the Comedy Connections documentary series, discussing her work in Keeping Up Appearances (2004) and opposite The Two Ronnies (2005). She played Iris in Susan Casanove’s radio drama Leaves in Autumn, which was produced by the Wireless Theatre Company in 2009.

Other television appearances include an episode of Heartbeat (“Closing The Book,” 2002) and an episode of the mystery drama Midsomer Murders as competition judge Samantha Johnstone (“Judgement Day”, 2000). Most recently, she was featured in two episodes of Doctors as kleptomaniac, Audrey Wilson, (“Now You See It…”, 2009) and as Marjorie Page, a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (“The Bespectacled Bounder,” 2012).

Tewson portrayed a nanny in a 30-second commercial for Nabisco Fruit Newtons that aired in the United States in 1997. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she also portrayed a schoolteacher in a Sugar Puffs “I Want My Honey” commercial. Tewson’s one-woman show, Still Keeping Up Appearances?, premiered in 2012 and toured the UK until early 2019.







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