Farewell…

Rose­mary Leach 1935-2017

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Best known for…

Rose­mary’s most fa­mous TV role was Aunt Fenny in The Jewel in the Crown, a 1984 pe­riod drama about the fi­nal days of the Bri­tish Raj. More re­cently she had a re­cur­ring role as Ben Harper’s mar­tini-lov­ing mother-in-law, Grace, in BBC1 sit­com My Fam­ily.

Other achieve­ments…

Rose­mary had a glit­ter­ing TV ca­reer in­clud­ing roles in The Charmer with Nigel Havers and The Buccaneers with Sheila Han­cock. She also ap­peared in films such as 1985 pe­riod drama A Room with a View.

Fam­ily life…

Rose­mary, 81, passed away af­ter a short ill­ness on 21 October. She is sur­vived by her ac­tor hus­band, Colin Starkey.

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