Geraldine McEwan was known for her famous role in Agatha Cristie’s Marple. She had worked in movies, theater and televisions for many years. She has also won numerous awards including the BAFTA Best Actress award for her performance in “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit” in 1989.
In a statement, her children, Claudia and Greg, confirmed the death of the actress.
“Following a stroke at the end of October and a period in hospital, Geraldine McEwan passed away peacefully on 30 January. Her family would like to thank the staff at Charing Cross Hospital who cared for her incredibly well,” read the statement, as published on The Independent.
McEwan was born in Old Windsor and made her first debut at the age of 14. She was amazing at playing Shakespearean roles, as she performed in “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Hamlet.” When she left the show, Agatha Christie, she mentioned that it was “a marvelous experience to inhabit.” She added that she would be leaving behind the fond memories of one of the most everlasting character of mystery fiction.
McEwan married Hugh Cruttwell, who was a former principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. They were married for almost 50 years until he died in 2002. They had two children, Greg and Claudia.
Moreover, she starred in a play,“The Chairs,” along with Richard Briers in November 1997, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Later she worked in “Mulberry” from 1992 to 1993, as well as in “Cassandra” and “The Magdalene Sisters.” In the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” in 1991, she played the evil witch, Mortianna. After her six decades of work in theater, she received two Evening Standard Best Actress awards for “The Rivals” and “The Way of the World.”
We pray for Geraldine McEwan’s family in this difficult time.
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