Josephine Tewson is an English actress who performs on stage as well as on television. She is best known for her roles in British sitcoms such as Elizabeth “Liz” Warden in Keeping Up Appearances. She came up with her own one-woman show titled Still Keeping Up Appearances in 2012.
Josephine Tewson was born in Hampstead, London, England on February 26, 1931. As per her nationality, Tewson is a British by birth and belongs to the White ethnic group. She was born under the star sign of Pisces.
Tewson’s father is William who is a professional musician and had played double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Her mother is Kate who is a nurse by profession.
She completed her high school and then joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated in 1952.
Josephine was married to Henry Newman on June 12, 1972. Their relationship lasted until the death of her husband in 1980. The cause of her husband’s death is yet not out. She does not have any children with Henry.
Prior to marrying Henry, Josephine was married to Leonard Rossiter. Leonard is an actor famous for his role in movies like A Kind of Loving, Billy Liar and Z Cars.
They got married on September 27, 1958. Due to some conflicts in their relationship, the couple decided to part their ways and were divorced in 1961. She did not have any child with Leonard.
Josephine Tewson’s net worth as of 2019 is estimated to be around $2 million. She amassed the reported amount of net worth from her profession as an actress in movies and series.
Tewson’s been in the entertainment industry since 1957. She has worked in more than 62 movies and series. Her latest work was in 2015 in the television series titled Doctors.
Tewson worked at BBC program David Frost on Sunday, and British sitcom Hark at Barker in 1970s during the early days of her career. She was seen on other BBC programs like Mostly Monkhouse and also in television programs like Z-Cars and The Charlie Drake Show.
Later, she worked in a sitcom like Shelley, Clarence, Keeping Up Appearances. Later in 1977, she acted in Odd Man Out and also a children’s film Gabrielle and the Doodleman in 1984.
Movies in which she played an important role are The Two Ronnies, Midsomer Murders, Doctors, Holby City, and Last of the Summer Wine. She also did theater works like Free as Air, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salonika, and Separate Tables.
She has also started her own one-woman show titled Still Keeping Up Appearances. It is on a tour across the UK. She started the show in 2012.