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Actor Una Stubbs Has Died Aged 84

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Actor Una Stubbs Has Died Aged 84

The actor Una Stubbs has died aged 84, her family has confirmed.

She died at her home in Edinburgh surrounded by her family and had been ill for a few months.

The star - who was born in Hertfordshire in 1937 - had a career in film, television and theatre spanning more than 50 years.

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."

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Stubbs was a regular fixture on our screens for decades. Credit: PA
Stubbs was a regular fixture on our screens for decades. Credit: PA

Her agent Rebecca Blond added: "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."

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Stubbs died in her home in Edinburgh. Credit: PA
Stubbs died in her home in Edinburgh. Credit: PA

Stubbs became widely known after appearing in the film Summer Holiday (1963), alongside Cliff Richard.

She later played Rita Rawlins in the BBC sitcoms Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness and in Health.

She was also well-known for playing Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge and Miss Bat in The Worst Witch.

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Her resume also featured a whole host of hugely popular British shows, including Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Casualty, Keeping Up Appearances and EastEnders.

Her last major role saw her play Sherlock Holmes' landlady Mrs Hudson in the BAFTA award-winning television series Sherlock.

Tributes to Stubbs are pouring in on social media:

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RIP Una.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Celebrity

Jake Massey
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