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Rosemary Leach

Rosemary Leach, star of A Room with a View and My Family, dies aged 81

  • Rosemary Leach, 81, passed away in hospital yesterday following a short illness
  • Adored actress was best known for A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day
  • She won an Olivier Award for her performance in play 84 Charing Cross Road 

Stage and screen actress Rosemary Leach has died after a short illness, her agent has said.

The British actress played Mrs Honeychurch, the mother of Helena Bonham Carter’s character, in the 1985 Oscar-winning film A Room With A View.

She played Mrs MacLaine in the 1973 film That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex and Ringo Starr.

She also appeared as Grace in episodes of the hit BBC sitcom My Family.

Her agent Caroline de Wolfe said in a statement: ‘It is with great sadness I must report the news that Rosemary Leach died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 21st October, after a short illness.’

 

Rosemary Leach as Helen Baxendale in ITV's An Unsuitable Job For A Woman, in 1997

Rosemary Leach as Marion Grove in television crime series Gideons Way, which was broadcast on ITV between 1965 and 1966 (left) and right as Helen Baxendale in ITV’s An Unsuitable Job For A Woman, in 1997

Picture on the far right, Rosemary Leach was perhaps best known for her role as Mrs Honeychurch in 1986's A Room With A View 

Picture on the far right, Rosemary Leach was perhaps best known for her role as Mrs Honeychurch in 1986’s A Room With A View

The late Rosemary Leach posed on the set of the television drama series 'Power Game' in 1966

Rosemary Leach, pictured during filming for Heartbeat in 2005, has died aged 81, her agent has confirmed 

Rosemary Leach, pictured right during filming for Heartbeat in 2005, has died aged 81, her agent has confirmed

The adored actress was best known for the films A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day. She is pictured in October 1975

Her agent Caroline de Wolfe said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness I must report the news that Rosemary Leach died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 21st October, after a short illness'. Rosemary Leach is pictured at her home in 1974

Her agent Caroline de Wolfe said in a statement: ‘It is with great sadness I must report the news that Rosemary Leach died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 21st October, after a short illness’. Rosemary Leach is pictured at her home in 1974

Rosemary Leach (front row, far left) is pictured on the set of television programme 'The Jewel in the Crown' in 1982 

Rosemary Leach (front row, far left) is pictured on the set of television programme ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ in 1982

She was twice nominated for a supporting actress Bafta for her roles in A Room With A View and That'll Be The Day. She is pictured left during filming for the BBC's The Queen in 2006

She was twice nominated for a supporting actress Bafta for her roles in A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day. She is pictured left during filming for the BBC’s The Queen in 2006

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Leach, 81, won an Olivier Award for her performance in the play 84 Charing Cross Road.

She was twice nominated for a supporting actress Bafta for her roles in A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day.

She is survived by her husband Colin Starkey.

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