Una Stubbs, star of Sherlock and Worzel Gummidge, dies aged 84
The 1963 film Summer Holiday helped to make Stubbs’ name after she starred in the musical alongside Sir Cliff Richard
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She was born in Hertfordshire in 1937 and had a career in film, television and theatre which spanned decades.
The actress also recently starred as Mrs Hudson in the BBC’s Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
A statement from her family said: “Mum passed away quietly today with her family around her, in Edinburgh. We ask for privacy and understanding at this most difficult and sad of times.”
Her agent Rebecca Blond said: “We are desperately sad to have lost not only a wonderful actress, whose screen and stage career, spanning over 50 years, was so extraordinarily varied, from Till Death Us Do Part to Sherlock, as well as memorable performances in the West End, at the Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible and National Theatre, but also a wickedly funny, elegant, stylish, graceful, gracious and kind and constant friend.
“She was also a highly respected and exhibited artist. We will miss her enormously and remember her always.”
The 1963 film Summer Holiday helped to make Stubbs’ name after she starred in the musical alongside Sir Cliff Richard.
What did Una Stubbs appear in?
The actress first appeared on screen in the 1950s in programmes such as Benny Hill and Rush Hour.
She then went on to star as Rita Rawlings in the BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part and its sequel, In Sickness And In Health.
She also played the role of Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge, Miss Bat in The Worst Witch, and Caroline Bishop in EastEnders.
The actress also more recently appeared in The Durrells, Call The Midwife and Midsomer Murders.