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Veteran actress Rosalind Knight, famous for her roles in Friday Night Dinner and at the start of Carry On Films has passed away. She was 87 years old.
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London-born television, film and theater actress
The London-born television, film and theater actress – whose credits also included Blue Murder At St Trinian’s from 1957 and The Wildcats Of St Trinian’s from the 1980s – died on Saturday, according to a statement released by her family.
“ It is with immense sadness that the family of Rosalind Knight announce her death after a glorious career as a beloved actress in theater, television and film, ” they said.
‘She was known to so many generations, for so many different roles, and will be missed as much by today’s children who yell at Horrible Grandma at Friday night dinner, as by those of us who are old enough to remember her from the start Continue the movies.
In addition to appearing in Carry On Teacher and Carry On Nurse in the 1950s, Rosalind was an accomplished comedian, who made a name for herself opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1961 production of As You Like It.
Included in his list of film credits are About A Boy (alongside Hugh Grant), Start The Revolution Without Me (opposite Gene Wilder), Tom Jones, The Lady Vanishes, Prick Up Your Ears and The Lady In The Van .
She also made Beryl laugh as a retired prostitute in the BBC television series Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, which ran from 1999 to 2001 and starred Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus.
Rosalind married director and producer Michael Elliott in July 1959, the couple remaining married until his death in 1984.
Their marriage produced two children, theater director Marianne Elliott and actress Susannah Elliott.
Paying tribute to their mother, they said in a statement that Rosalind would be remembered for her “ immense wit and sense of pleasure, and absolute individuality. ”
They said: ‘Our mom had the smartest and most vibrant personality and made people laugh everywhere she went. She was a great reader, art lover and storyteller.
She has made a voluntary contribution to the theater world through her involvement in the construction of the Royal Exchange Theater, alongside her husband Michael Elliott, and her support of the Actors Center and the Ladies’ Theatrical Guild.
‘She was an active member of her local historical society and opera society, and was a fierce activist and fundraiser for the Hogarth Trust. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
News of Rosalind’s passing comes days after the Carry On legend died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 83 years old.