British theater and television character actress Josephine Ann Tewson. Her performances in British television comedy were her most well-known ones. She was born on February 26, 1931, to Kate and William Tewson in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom, and she passed away on August 18, 2022.

Her father William was a professional musician who played the double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and her mother Kate was a nurse and a direct descendant of Haydn Morley, who captained Sheffield Wednesday in the 1890 FA Cup Final. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and earned a degree there in 1952. She portrayed Elizabeth Warden, Hyacinth Bucket’s reluctant confidante and neighbor, in the television series Keeping Up Appearances.

Tewson portrayed Elizabeth Warden, Hyacinth Bucket’s neighbor and hesitant confidante, in the television series Keeping Up Appearances. Over the course of the five episodes, she also made an appearance in virtually every episode, providing a frequently frantic but useful counterbalance to the unorganized and illiterate “Mrs Bucket.”


Josephine Tewson

She has often denied the notion in interviews that she is Inman’s cousin. She launched her one-woman show Still Keeping Up Appearances? in 2012, and in early 2019, she started touring the UK with it. She most recently had an appearance in two episodes of Doctors as Audrey Wilson, a kleptomaniac, and Marjorie Page, a woman with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (“Now You See It,” 2009). (2012) “The Bespectacled Bounder”.

Who is Henry Newman?

Henry Newman happens to be the second ex-husband of Josephine Tewson. They were married from 1972 to 1980. 


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