Geraldine McEwan has died. She was an English actress with a diverse career in theatre, film and television, at the time of her death she was eighty two. She was seen in the play The Chairs, the television serial Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and she appeared as Miss Marple, the Agatha Christie sleuth, for the series Marple. Her family says she died at the London’s Charing Cross hospital. Other roles she had were in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring as the witch Mortiana.
Her son Greg, an actor and screenwriter, and daughter Claudia said in a statement:
“Following a stroke at the end of October and a period in hospital, Geraldine McEwan passed away peacefully on 30 January. Her family would like to thank the staff at Charing Cross hospital who cared for her incredibly well.”
At the age of fourteen she started working as an assistant stage manager at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.And in 2008, she announced she was retiring from the role of Miss Marple.
She said at the time:
“Of course, it is terribly disappointing to have to pass the baton on, but it has been a marvellous experience to inhabit this role for the last few years, and I am sure that my successor, whomever she may be, will thoroughly enjoy her time with the production team – and with the extraordinarily talented group of writers and actors that they come up with for each series“.
McEwan and Hugh Cruttwell were married for forty nine years until he died in 2002.
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