Rosalind Knight death: Friday Night Dinner and Carry On star dies, aged 87

 (Rex Features)
(Rex Features)

Friday Night Dinner star Rosalind Knight has died, aged 87.

Knight appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom as Horrible Grandma.

She is also known for her roles in the Carry On films Carry On Teacher and Carry On Nurse, as well as the Kathy Burke sitcom Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, in which she played Beryl.

Knight was also a theatre star and appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of As You Like It in 1961.

Announcing the news, Knight’s family said: "It is with huge sadness that the family of Rosalind Knight announce her death following a glorious career as a well-loved actress in theatre, TV and film.”

Knight’s daughters, theatre director Marianne Elliott and actor Susannah Elliott, added: "Our mother had the most astute, vibrant personality and made people laugh wherever she went.”

"She was an active member of her local history society and opera society, and was a fierce campaigner and fundraiser for the Hogarth Trust. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her".

Her other film credits included Tom Jones, The Lady Vanishes and Hugh Grant film About a Boy.

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