Sunday, February 1, 2015

Geraldine McEwan: R.I.P.

Geraldine McEwan, best known for playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, has passed away at the age of 82.

From Radio Times:

The British star was best known for playing Agatha Christie's famous sleuth Miss Marple between 2004 and 2009 in ITV's Marple. 

"Following a stroke at the end of October and a period in hospital, Geraldine McEwan passed away peacefully on January 30. 

McEwan's acting career began on the stage during the 1940s, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and stars such as Laurence Olivier. 
Her television roles included The Barchester Chronicles, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Mulberry, the 80s production of Mapp and Lucia and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, for which she won a best actress Bafta in 1991.

1 comment:

vallerose said...

She was a wonderful actress. First saw her in the Barchester Chronicles.Mapp and Lucia was delightful. In my opinion her worst role was as Miss Marple-very bad casting. She could also do very serious roles as in Orange is not the Only fruit and the Magdalen Laundries. She always brought something original to a role.