Friday Night time Dinner actor Rosalind Knight has died, it has been confirmed in a press release by her household.
The actor, who was additionally identified for her roles in two Carry On motion pictures, was 87 years previous. No reason behind loss of life has been shared on the time of writing.
The assertion from Knight’s household learn: “It’s with big disappointment that the household of Rosalind Knight announce her loss of life following a wonderful profession as a well-loved actress in theatre, TV and movie.
“She was identified to so many generations for therefore many various roles and will likely be missed as a lot by the children as we speak who howl at Horrible Grandma in Friday Night time Dinner as by these of us who’re sufficiently old to recollect her within the very first Carry On movies.”
Rosalind Knight in ‘Carry On Nurse’ CREDIT: Beaconsfield Productions/Anglo-Amalgamated movie
It continued, calling her a “nice reader, artwork lover and raconteur” and noting her help for the theatre world “by way of her involvement within the constructing of the Royal Trade Theatre, alongside her husband Michael Elliott, and her help for the Actors Centre and the Women’ Theatrical Guild”. The assertion, which was written by her daughters Marianne and Susannah Elliott, added that Knight was additionally “an lively member of her native historical past society and opera society, and was a fierce campaigner and fundraiser for the Hogarth Belief”.
“She will likely be enormously missed by all who knew her,” it concluded.
Knight’s first credited TV look was as Miss Fanny Squeers in a 1957 adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. She went on to look in Carry On Nurse and Carry On Trainer, Jackanory, Solely Fools And Horses, Gimme Gimme Gimme, About A Boy, The Crown and extra. Her final function was as Horrible Grandma in Friday Night time Dinner.
Tributes have begun to be paid to Knight on-line following the information of her loss of life. Friday Night time Dinner star Tom Rosenthal tweeted that he felt “fortunate to have identified her”.
Really feel fortunate to have identified her. xhttps://t.co/wEM0pAmvtG
— Tom ?osenthal (@rosentweets) December 20, 2020
“Sorry to heap extra unhappy information on however we misplaced Rosalind a couple of days in the past,” he wrote. “Regardless of being essentially the most great Horrible Grandma she was in actual life fairly the alternative. She filmed the final sequence while not notably properly and remained essentially the most enjoyable and gifted particular person.”
“Merely great,” wrote Kathy Burke in her personal tribute, whereas Gillian McKeith hailed her for her “superb profession” and being a “gifted entertainer. See these and extra beneath now.
— kath ??❄️??✊? (@KathyBurke) December 20, 2020
Thanks for the reminiscences Rosalind Knight. What a wonderful profession and gifted entertainer.
— Gillian McKeith (@GillianMcKeith) December 20, 2020
Oh I’m unhappy too. @BigRichFilms & I spent our 1st ever Christmas collectively in digs, in Manchester, as I used to be working within the theatre there (as did my mother and father bizarrely) and Rosalind was my pretty land girl. Correct particular person. Fabulous actress. https://t.co/4UM5isQGnp
— Catherine Russell (@catherinerusse2) December 20, 2020
We’re saddened to listen to of the loss of life of actress and society good friend Rosalind Knight who was 87
Taking part in the Villa Bella landlady Mrs Cresswell within the Jolly Boys Outing the Carry On star was in attendance at our 2016 Oval conference
she will likely be sadly missed by all who knew her pic.twitter.com/qaHFNCsWZP
— Solely Fools and Horses Information (@onlyfoolsnews) December 20, 2020