Geraldine McEwan passed away Friday, January 30th. She was 82. She suffered a stroke in October and extensive periods in the hospital followed. Such a wonderful actress and will be dearly missed.
This notice in the Daily Mirror has a lot of wonderful pictures of her roles thru the years.
Most remembered for her role as Miss Marple, but my favorite role of hers was as the cantankerous spinster, Miss Farnaby in the BBC TV show Mulberry.
The programme starred Karl Howman
as the mysterious Mulberry, a man who appears at the household of Miss Farnaby, and applies for a position as her
manservant. Miss Farnaby's other staff, Bert and Alice Finch, are
immediately suspicious, as the position for which Mulberry applies had
not yet been advertised.
Their suspicions are well placed. Mulberry is not all he seems; in fact, he is an apprentice Grim Reaper
who has been dispatched to the house to escort Miss Farnaby to the next
world. Surprisingly for a Grim Reaper, Mulberry has a sentimental, even
comical side, with a love of life and laughter that moves him to
dedicate himself to ensuring that the sullen Miss Farnaby's last days on
Earth are happy, using his role as servant to put his plans into
Mulberry's sensitivity and interest in Miss Farnaby's well-being do
not sit well with Mulberry's father, a fully fledged Grim Reaper with no
interest in human emotions. He appears in most episodes as a mysterious
figure (billed as "The Stranger") in a black hat and dark clothes,
urging Mulberry to get on with the job. In one episode, we learn the
source of Mulberry's love of life: his mother is actually Springtime.
There was only 2 seasons of the show. I found it available on Youtube!
Watch the first episode...
Go to Youtube to watch the whole series!
Rest in Peace Ms. McEwan.