Josephine Tewson Biography – Josephine Tewson Wiki
Josephine Tewson was a British stage and television actress, best known for her roles in Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine.
Born in Hampstead, north-west London, in 1931, Tewson attended grammar school before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 1952.
She had minor parts in the 1960s in shows such as Z-Cars and The Charlie Drake Show and regularly appeared in sketches alongside comedians Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker in Hark at Barker and Frost on Sunday.
She played Edna Hawkins in the first six series of the ITV sitcom Shelley, which aired during the 1980s and early 90s.
However, she was best known for playing the pragmatic Elizabeth Warden, a neighbour and reluctant confidante of the social climbing snob Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.
Roy Clarke, the writer behind the show, also provided Tewson with her most memorable late career role playing Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine between 2003 and 2010.
In 2012 she launched a one-woman show, Still Keeping Up Appearances?, touring across the UK.
Josephine Tewson Age
She was born Josephine Ann Tewson on 26 February 1931 in Hampstead, London, England. The actress died on 18 August 2022, in Northwood, London, England. She was 91.
Josephine Tewson Husband
Tewson was married twice. She was married to her first husband, actor Leonard Rossiter, from 1958 until their divorce in 1961. She was married to her second husband, Henry Newman, from 1972 until his death in 1980.
Josephine Tewson Family
Her father, William, was a professional musician and played the double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Her mother, Kate, was a nurse, the daughter of Haydn Morley who captained Sheffield Wednesday in the 1890 FA Cup Final.
Josephine Tewson Death
Last Of The Summer Wine and Keeping Up Appearances actress Josephine Tewson died on 18 August 2022 at the age of 91, her agent confirmed in a statement. She died at Denville Hall, a care home in London for people in the entertainment industry.
Her agent, Jean Diamond of Diamond Management, said in the statement via The Guardian: “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.”
Former EastEnders actor Debbie Arnold paid tribute to the late actress. She wrote on Twitter: “So sad we lost 2 wonderful people firstly Bruce Montague and now 2 days later -Josephine Tewson. [Judy Buxton] 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,” alongside a broken heart emoji.
Carol Challis – the wife of actor John Challis, best known as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses – shared an image of her late husband and Tewson starring together in Last of the Summer Wine. She wrote: “Farewell to Josephine Tewson. John loved working with her on Last of the Summer Wine. Another one gone.”
Josephine Tewson Cause of Death
Tewson’s cause of death was not revealed.
Josephine Tewson Net Worth
Tewson’s net worth is estimated to be €1 million.