Actress Una Stubbs has passed away at the age of 84.
Best known for her roles in Sherlock, Worzel Gummidge, Till Death Us Do Part and EastEnders, the actress died at her home in Edinburgh, surrounded by family.
“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,” her agent Rebecca Blond told BBC News.
Una’s first role was in the television show ‘Rush Hour’ in 1958, while her last major appearance was portraying Sherlock Holmes’ landlady Mrs Hudson in the BBC series Sherlock (2010-2017) alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
‘Mrs Hudson, leave Baker Street? England would fall.’
— Sherlock: The Official Live Game (@221B) August 12, 2021
It was one of the great joys of my life to work so closely with and to adore Una Stubbs. She was a wonderful, wonderful woman and a great and serenely graceful actor. Mischief was in her blood. We were so blessed that she became our imperishable Mrs Hudson. Goodbye, darling. ❤️
— Mark Gatiss 💙 (@Markgatiss) August 12, 2021
With deepest sympathy on the passing of Una Stubbs… A wonderful & talented lady. – Paul pic.twitter.com/nSn9cKm8an
— Paul Weller (@paulwellerHQ) August 12, 2021
Devastated to hear about the passing of the brilliant Una Stubbs. My thoughts go out to her family & friends at this very sad time. pic.twitter.com/n7NJC2btOq
— Joanna Lumley OBE (@JoannaLumleyUK) August 12, 2021
Una Stubbs pictured at her Radlett home with her cat Corrigan, 1964.
Farewell Una x
(Photo Bob Hope, Daily Mirror) pic.twitter.com/t27rvKblxO
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) August 12, 2021