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British acting veteran, ‘Sherlock’ star Una Stubbs dies at 84

Summary List PlacementActress Una Stubbs has died at the age of 84 surrounded by family at her home in Edinburgh, Scotland, the BBC reported on Thursday. Stubbs was known for roles in TV shows like "Sherlock," "EastEnders," "Worzel Gummidge," and "Till Death Us Do Part." The veteran actress began her career as a dancer, appearing in TV shows as well as performing at cabarets and clubs around London in the late 1950s. But that all changed when she was cast in the 1963 movie "Summer Holiday." She then became a star playing the character of Rita on the hit BBC sitcom "Till...

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Actress Una Stubbs has died at the age of 84 surrounded by family at her home in Edinburgh, Scotland, the BBC reported on Thursday.

Stubbs was known for roles in TV shows like “Sherlock,” “EastEnders,” “Worzel Gummidge,” and “Till Death Us Do Part.”

The veteran actress began her career as a dancer, appearing in TV shows as well as performing at cabarets and clubs around London in the late 1950s. But that all changed when she was cast in the 1963 movie “Summer Holiday.”

She then became a star playing the character of Rita on the hit BBC sitcom “Till Death Us Do Part” in 1966.

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She became a fixture on TV in the following decades with shows like “Worzel Gummidge” and “The Worst Witch.” Most recently she played Mrs Hudson opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in “Sherlock.”

Stubbs’ agent gave the following statement to the BBC: “We are desperately sad to have lost not only a wonderful actress, whose screen and stage career, spanning over 50 years, was so extraordinarily varied, from ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ to ‘Sherlock,’ as well as memorable performances in the West End, at the Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible and National Theatre, but also a wickedly funny, elegant, stylish, graceful, gracious and kind and constant friend. She was also a highly respected and exhibited artist.”

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