Actress Josephine Ann Tewson is a figure in both British theater and television. Her most well-known performances were in British television comedies. She was a daughter of Kate and William Tewson and was born on February 26, 1931, in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. She died on August 18, 2022.
Her mother Kate was a nurse and a direct descendant of Haydn Morley, who led Sheffield Wednesday in the 1890 FA Cup Final. Her father William was a professional musician who played the double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She pursued her education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she graduated in 1952. In the television show Keeping Up Appearances, she played Elizabeth Warden, Hyacinth Bucket’s reluctant confidante and neighbor.
In the television show Keeping Up Appearances, Tewson played Elizabeth Warden, Hyacinth Bucket’s neighbor and tentative confidante. She also appeared in almost all of the five episodes, acting as a frequently frantic but helpful contrast to the disorganized and illiterate “Mrs Bucket” over the course of the five episodes.
In interviews, she has frequently refuted claims that she is Inman’s cousin. In early 2019, she began touring the UK with her one-woman show Still Keeping Up Appearances?, which she first debuted in 2012. She most recently had an appearance in two episodes of Doctors as Marjorie Page, a woman with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, and Audrey Wilson, a kleptomaniac (“Now You See It,” 2009). (2012). She also performed as the Fairy Godmother and Mrs. Briggs.
Meet Josephine Tewson First Husband Leonard Rossiter
Josephine Tewson was married to Leonard Rossiter from 1958 to 1961. Leonard Rossiter was an actor from England. Although he had a lengthy career in theater, his television comic performances as Rupert Rigsby in the ITV series Rising Damp from 1974 to 1978 and Reginald Perrin in the BBC’s The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin from 1976 to 1979 brought him the most notoriety. He was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England, on October 21, 1926, and passed away on October 5, 1984. In the 1982 recording of The Green Tie on the Little Yellow Dog, which Channel 4 aired in 1983, he delivered humorous monologues. In 1985, he made his final movie appearance in Water.