Josephine Ann Tewson was a British stage and television character actress. She was best known for her roles in British television sitcoms. She passed away on August 18, 2022, and was born on February 26, 1931 in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. She received a degree in 1952 from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she studied.

In the television series Keeping Up Appearances, she played Elizabeth Warden, Hyacinth Bucket’s reluctant confidante and neighbor. She also played the roles of Mrs. Briggs and the Fairy Godmother in the children’s movie Gabrielle and the Doodleman from 1984.

In the television series Keeping Up Appearances, Tewson played Elizabeth Warden, Hyacinth Bucket’s neighbor and reluctant confidante. She also appeared in almost every episode throughout the course of the five series, giving a frequently frazzled but practical counterpoint to the disorganized and illiterate “Mrs Bucket.”

She was said to be Inman’s cousin, a claim she has repeatedly refuted in interviews. She most recently appeared in two episodes of Doctors as Marjorie Page, a woman with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, and as Audrey Wilson, a kleptomaniac (“Now You See It,” 2009). (“The Bespectacled Bounder,” 2012). She began touring the UK with her one-woman show Still Keeping Up Appearances? in early 2019 after launching it in 2012.

Josephine Tewson Parents: Kate Tewson and William Tewson

Josephine Tewson was born to parents Kate Tewson and William Tewson. Her mother Kate was a nurse and the descendant of Haydn Morley, who led Sheffield Wednesday in the 1890 FA Cup Final, and her father William was a professional musician who played the double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra.



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