Una Stubbs, ’60s star and ‘Sherlock’ actress, useless at 84
Una Stubbs, the English actress who performed Mrs. Hudson in “Sherlock” to cap a half-century profession in TV, theater and movie, died right now following an sickness, her agent confirmed to Deadline. She was 84.
“Mum handed away quietly right now together with her household round her, in Edinburgh. We ask for privateness and understanding at this most troublesome and unhappy of instances,” a press release from the household learn.
Stubbs was a stalwart of British TV and stage for six many years, breaking via within the 1960s with the movie “Summer season Vacation,” which starred Cliff Richard earlier than she landed the function of Rita Rawlings within the long-running sitcom “Until Dying Do Us Half”; she additionally starred within the 1968 movie of the identical title. Stubbs additionally appeared with Richard and the Shadows in 1964’s “Swingers’ Paradise.”
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Stubbs would go on to seem in “Worzel Gummidge,” “The Worst Witch,” “Name The Midwife” and lots of extra sequence earlier than portraying Mrs. Hudson in “Sherlock” reverse Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Her agent mentioned in a press release: “We’re desperately unhappy to have misplaced not solely an exquisite actress, whose display screen and stage profession, spanning over 50 years, was so terribly various, from ‘Until Dying Us Do Half’ to ‘Sherlock,’ in addition to memorable performances within the West Finish, on the Previous Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible and Nationwide Theatre, but additionally a wickedly humorous, elegant, fashionable, sleek, gracious and sort and fixed buddy. She was additionally a extremely revered and exhibited artist. We’ll miss her enormously and bear in mind her at all times.”
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The actress was married twice, to the actor Peter Gilmore (1958-69) and the actor Nicky Henson (1969-75). She had three youngsters, together with the composers Christian Henson and Joe Henson.