Una Stubbs Biography – Una Stubbs Wiki
Una Stubbs was an English actress, television personality, and dancer. She was best known for starring in TV shows such as “Sherlock,” “Worzel Gummidge,” “Till Death Us Do Part” and “EastEnders”.
Born in Hertfordshire, England, Stubbs fell in love with the arts at an early age. According to The Guardian, she enrolled in dance school at age 14 and made her first stage appearance when she was 16. And while she never studied drama specifically, Stubbs told the newspaper in 2007, “I’ve been to the school of observation. I learned everything there.”
In 1963, she appeared in the movie Summer Holiday, which catapulted her to a new level of fame. Stubbs went on to star in the TV series Till Death Us Do Part from 1965 to 1975 and Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981. Over the years, she continued to land roles in several television programs, including The Worst Witch and EastEnders. She also acted in a number of plays, including Star Quality and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. More recently, she played Mrs. Hudson on the show Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The veteran actress was also a highly respected and exhibited artist. Stubbs exhibited in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, and her passion for art made her the perfect choice to co-host BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge in 2015.
Una Stubbs Age
Una Stubbs was born on 1 May 1937, in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. He died on 12 August 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 84.
Una Stubbs Husband – Una Stubbs First Husband
Who was Una Stubbs married to? She was married to the actor Peter Gilmore from 1958 to 1969. Stubbs and her first husband Peter Gilmore adopted a son, Jason. They divorced in 1969. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married actor Nicky Henson. They divorced in 1975. She and Henson had two children.
Una Stubbs Children
Una Stubbs had three children. She and her first husband Gilmore adopted a son, Jason. She and her second husband Henson had two children: composer Christian Henson, born on 25 December 1971, and musician-composer Joe Henson, born on 18 September 1973.
She told The Guardian in 2013: “I had always wanted to be a mother and have three boys, Jason, 45, Christian, 39, and Joe, 37. I was strict, but in a sweet way, I hope, because I was a single mother and couldn’t have them running wild. My father was a wonderful role model for them, too – he and my mother would babysit when I worked.”
Una Stubbs Family
Una Stubbs was the daughter of Angela K. Rawlinson and Clarence Reginald Stubbs. Stubbs spoke about her parents to The Guardian, saying: “I’m not sure my parents were happily married, but my father was very loyal to my mother, which was admirable. My mother, Angela, was quite a depressive and took to her bed a lot. I remember saying to her: “Please be in a good mood today.” That didn’t go down well. I did everything I could to try to please her; I didn’t understand that she was depressed. You always thought maybe it was your fault.”
“My father, Clarry – short for Clarence, which he didn’t like – was in the Home Guard in London during the war, so he was away a lot at first. But he made sure he came back to us when he could, even sleeping rough on the way home. He was the most wonderful, jolly father. He always came home with toys he had made – Perspex toys from aeroplane windows, and bracelets and rings.”
She had two siblings, Clare Stubbs and Paul Stubbs. The actress told The Guardian that she was the dreaded middle child. She said: “My sister Claire is two years older than me, and my brother Paul is two years younger. I say “dreaded” because the youngest is adored and spoilt, and the oldest is the boss, so you are not sure where you fit. I was bossed around and not quite sure of myself.”
Una Stubbs Grandchildren
She told The Guardian: “Having grandchildren is the biggest bonus. I have five and another on the way. I’ve realised that young people have a fixation with death. My four-year-old grandson said: “I love you so much, Granny. I’m glad you’re not dead yet.” And I framed a letter from my granddaughter who lives in Spain – it says: “You’re the best English granny in the world. Please don’t ever die.”
Una Stubbs Death
Sherlock Star Una Stubbs passed away quietly surrounded by family at her home in Edinburgh, Scotland on 12 August 2021, at the age of 84, her agent Rebecca Blond confirmed. Blond said in a statement: “We are desperately sad to have lost not only a wonderful actress, whose screen and stage career, spanning over 50 years, was so extraordinarily varied, from ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ to ‘Sherlock,’ as well as memorable performances in the West End, at the Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible and National Theatre, but also a wickedly funny, elegant, stylish, graceful, gracious and kind and constant friend. She was also a highly respected and exhibited artist. We will miss her enormously and remember her always.”
In a joint statement, Una Stubbs’ sons Joe, Christian Henson and Jason Gilmore said: “Mum passed away quietly today [12 August 2021] with her family around her, in Edinburgh. We ask for privacy and understanding at this most difficult and sad of times.”
U.K. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden paid tribute to Stubbs in a statement: “Very sad news. A brilliant actress who became a stalwart of our screens for many decades. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.”
“Sherlock” creator Steven Moffat remembered Stubbs in Instagram post. He wrote: “The loveliest light on Baker Street has gone out. What a woman, what a talent, what a star – and just about the kindest, nicest, funniest person you could meet. I don’t know how anyone even starts summing up that career – Till Death Us Do Part, Fawlty Towers, the incomparable Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge … and, of course, the irreplaceable heart and soul of Sherlock.”
“Sherlock” co-creator Mark Gatiss tweeted: “It was one of the great joys of my life to work so closely with and to adore Una Stubbs. She was a wonderful, wonderful woman and a great and serenely graceful actor. Mischief was in her blood. We were so blessed that she became our imperishable Mrs Hudson. Goodbye, darling.”
Television presenter, theatre producer, journalist, author and publisher Gyles Brandreth said: “Oh, this is so sad. Such a funny, lovely, gifted lady – a marvelous actress with a special style & a great (and impish) sense of humour. I first met her when she was in Cowardy Custard in 1972 & last saw her at Nicky Henson’s funeral last year. A sad day.”
Comedian Griff Rhys Jones tweeted: “Devastated to hear our gorgeous Una Stubbs has passed away. Loved working with her on Murder on the Blackpool Express. Genuine and beautiful person inside & out. Thoughts are with her family.”
Una Stubbs Cause of Death
Una Stubbs’ cause of death has yet to be revealed, her agent Rebecca Blond told BBC the actress had been ill for a few months.
Una Stubbs Illness
Una Stubbs had been battling illness for a few months, her agent Rebecca Blond told BBC News. In an interview with The Guardian in 2013, Una Stubbs revealed that she suffered from melancholy. She said: “I suffer from melancholy, probably inherited from my mother. But I’m able to sort it out by walking a lot on my own or seeing friends. I truly believe happiness is a choice. You’re not owed it. Apart from times when you’re heartbroken and it’s right to be sad, you realise you can either go on and on feeling sad and it affects everybody, or you think: “Right, I’m going to start trying to pull myself together.” You have a choice to go up or down.”
Una Stubbs Net Worth
Sherlock star Una Stubbs’ net worth is estimated to be $15 million.
Una Stubbs Cancer
Did Una Stubbs die of cancer? Her agent Rebecca Blond told BBC News that the actress died after a short illness. The agent did not reveal what illness she was battling.