British veteran comedy actress Josephine Tewson, who found her biggest success in her sixties starring in one of the 1990s’ biggest TV sitcoms, has died aged 91.

Tewson was best known for playing Elizabeth, the living-on-her-nerves neighbour of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances, from 1990 to 1995.

But she appeared in a string of other shows too, such as Shelley with Hywel Bennet and No Appointment Necessary with Roy Kinnear.

In a statement, her agent Jean Diamond said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josephine Tewson.”

The actress died on Thursday at Denville Hall, a care home for actors and other members of the entertainment industry in north London.

She worked alongside comedy greats including Charlie Drake, Dick Emery, Bob Monkhouse and Kenneth Williams

and became a regular alongside comedy legend Ronnie Barker, including frequent appearances on his primetime show with Ronnie Corbett, The Two Ronnies.

Belinda Tewson