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Josephine Tewson

An English stage and television actress. She is best known for her roles in British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances (1990) and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine. Tewson was born in Hampstead, London, England in 1931. Her father, William, was a professional musician and played the double bass in the BBC ... See full bio »
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Keeping Up Appearances
The Troublesome Double
The Troublesome Double Mrs. Wentworth
Shelley Mrs. Hawkins
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine Lucinda Davenport / Miss Davenport


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 2009-2015 Doctors (TV Series)
Eileen Wilkie / Marjorie Page / Audrey Winston
 2015/IV In Memory (Short)
 2012 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Hazel O'Brien
 2003-2010 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Lucinda Davenport / Miss Davenport
 2006 Holby City (TV Series)
Mabel Phillips
 2002 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Mrs. Morris
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
Miss Hodges
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Samantha Johnstone
 1999 Sunburn (TV Series)
Louise Montague
 1990-1995 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
 1994 Second Chance UK Infomercial (TV Movie)
 1994 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Peggy Phillips
 1989 The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt
Miss Leuchars
 1988 Clarence (TV Series)
Jane Travers
 1987-1988 Rude Health (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorpe
 1983-1985 Terry and June (TV Series)
Mrs Robins / Brenda
 1984 Gabrielle and the Doodleman
Mrs. Briggs / Fairy Godmother
 1983 For 4 Tonight (TV Series)
 1979-1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawkins
 1971-1981 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Ethel / Woman on Train Traveller / Cynthia / ...
 1969-1981 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
 1980 Bernie (TV Series)
 1979 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Dorothy Sutcliffe
 1977 No Appointment Necessary (TV Series)
Penelope Marshall
 1977 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Miss Frisby
 1976 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
Wedding Guest / Shirley
 1976 Harry (TV Short)
On-screen Participant
 1976 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mrs. Robins
 1975 Larry Grayson (TV Series)
Fortune Teller / Mrs. Kidd / Mrs. Bumper
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
 1975 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Mabel Potts
 1975 Tarbuck and All That! (TV Series)
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
 1973 Tell Tarby (TV Series)
 1973 Casanova '73 (TV Series)
Mrs. Kershaw
 1973 Son of the Bride (TV Series)
Miss McDowdie
 1973 It's Tarbuck (TV Series)
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series)
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Cynthia
 1972 His Lordship Entertains (TV Series)
Mildred Bates
 1971 Coppers End (TV Series)
Sgt. Penny Pringle
 1971 Six Dates with Barker (TV Series)
 1969-1970 Hark at Barker (TV Series)
Mildred Bates / Miss Bates
 1968-1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series)
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Hotel Switchboard Operator
 1968 The Charlie Drake Show (TV Series)
 1963-1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Muriel Finch / Mrs. Rogers / Elizabeth Hepton
 1967 The Troublesome Double
Mrs. Wentworth
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Dulcie Ainsworth
 1965-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Close / Dr. Saunders
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Martha St. Clair
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Woman Police Sgt.
 1963-1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
June Merrall / Mavis Peters
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Tullet
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Mrs. Furse
 1959 Preview (TV Series)
Joan Garnett
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