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Una Stubbs, star of Till Death Us Do Part and Sherlock, dies aged 84 | Ents & Arts News

By newadmin / Published on Thursday, 12 Aug 2021 15:09 PM / No Comments / 37 views


Actress Una Stubbs, known for her roles in Till Death Us Do Part, Sherlock and Worzel Gummidge, has died at the age of 84.

The star, who was born in Hertfordshire in 1937, had a career in film, television and theatre spanning decades.

Her family said: “Mum passed away quietly today with her family around her, in Edinburgh.

Una Stubbs arriving for the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
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Una Stubbs arriving for the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

“We ask for privacy and understanding at this most difficult and sad of times.”

Her agent Rebecca Blond, who represented the actress for more than 20 years, said she “miss her enormously”.

She 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.”

Stubbs found fame in the 1960s, starring in films like Summer Holiday alongside Sir Cliff Richard as well as playing Rita Rawlings in the BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part and its sequel In Sickness And In Health.

She went on to star in as Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge in the late 70s and Miss Bat in The Worst Witch in the late 1990s.

She also appeared on EastEnders, The Catherine Tate Show and the sitcom Benidorm.

In addition to her work as an actress, Stubbs was also a keen amateur painter who had her work displayed at the Royal Academy in London.

TV channel Gold paid tribute to Una Stubbs following news of her death.

In a tweet, they said: “We’re all deeply saddened to learn that the magnificent Una Stubbs has passed away at the age of 84. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time”.

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