In the 1990s, the BBC One HIT sitcom Keeping Up the Faith focused on housewives and their neighbors.

The primetime series, which aired from 1990 to 1995, followed the antics of Hyacinth Barrell (pronounced Bouquet), played by Dame Patricia Rutledge.

This week, the 93-year-old star appeared in public for the first time in 5 years since retiring.

Looking so young, he was awarded an honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music at a special ceremony at Masonic Hall in London.

Patricia’s 70-year career has made her a household name and in 2017 she was awarded the Lady of Charity and Recreation Service.

The never-married and childless actress made her film debut in 1967 as Teacher Cleantridge alongside singer Lulu and actor Sidney Poitier.

After maintaining her image, she landed a number of impressive roles, playing an aspiring detective in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.

Patricia appeared in the series of dramatic monologues by acclaimed playwright Alan Bennett by Alan Bennett for the BBC.

He wrote three works mainly for her – “The Literary Lady”, “Miss Fozard Finds Her Feet” and “The Woman Who Was Not”.

Apparently they still host candlelit dinners for Hyacinth fans around the world. “A few months ago I was very strong in Botswana and now it’s gone,” he said at last year’s Face the Music live show at the Chichester Festival Theater.

Here we see what happened to the actor holding the other image.


Clive stars in the film as Richard, Hyacinth’s long-suffering husband, who is always pleased with his wife’s incredible sense of humor.

He worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company for ten years before taking on the role of Richard.

After maintaining her image, she starred in series once, including Doctor Who 2007 and Summit Practice.

He also played Roy in The Old Guys and toured the UK as a musician.

Speaking of maintaining her image, Clive previously said the program is “the only real money I’ve made because it’s been successful around the world and it gives me a great pension.” that I never had.”

Father-of-three Clive, son of Gardener’s World and Chelsea Flower Show host Joe Swift, tragically passed away in 2019 at the age of 82.

Another son, Adam, was a professor of political science at the university, and his daughter, Rebecca, died of cancer two years before her father at the age of 53.

Josephine Tucson

During her 50-year career, Josephine played Elizabeth Worden, a nervous neighbor who trembled every time she touched Hyacinth’s expensive porcelain.

She has been married twice, including to Leonard Rossiter, whom she describes as “a good actor but a terrible husband”.

Her second husband, Henry Newman, a dentist she married in 1972, died in 1980.

One of her most famous roles was as Miss Davenport in the film Last of Summer which she played until 2010.

In 2012, at the age of 80, he reminisced about his time on a sitcom with a one-man stage show called “Still Out of sight”.

Unfortunately, the actress passed away in August of this year at the age of 91.

David Griffin

Josephine’s brother Emmett Hawksworth (played by David Griffin) joined the cast of the show’s second season.

The 79-year-old former Hi De Hi star then toured The Good Sex Guide with Sue Pollard while working on the panto.

Since then there have been several roles. David is married to a French woman and speaks fluent French.

Shirley Stufox

Shirley is the original Rose, the obsessed sister of Hyacinth Barrell.

A soap legend, she has appeared in EastEnders, Family Affairs, Brookside and most recently Emmerdale, where she played Village Edna Birch.

Shirley was married twice, to Keith Edmondson (with whom she has a daughter) for three years and to Don Henderson, whom she dated from 1979 to 1997, before she died of illness. oropharyngeal cancer.

Sadly, Shirley passed away in 2015 at the age of 74, just 4 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

Mary Miller

Due to previous commitments, Marie became the second actress after Shirley to play the role of the Rose Eater.

She went on to have a stellar career in the West End, studying under Julie Andrews in Camelot in the 1960s.

In 1997, Marie played Mrs. Potts in the film Beauty and the Beast in London, but had to withdraw due to ill health.

Unfortunately, the star was married to a daughter who passed away in 1998 at the age of 62 after battling ovarian cancer.

Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes played Onslow in Keeping Up with Faith, having previously played the lovable con man Eddie in Coronation Street.

In 1998, he had another notable role as Twiggy in The Royle Family.

He also played the lovable villain Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and had a small role in Skins.

Jeffrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 90s and had to retire from acting in 2010 after the disease recurred.

He died of the disease in 2012 at the age of 68 and is survived by his wife Sue.

Judy Cornwall

Jodie plays the cheerful Daisy, who is always busy reading romance novels and trying to convince her husband Onslow to have sex.

Cornwell, 82, plays Heather Trotter’s mother Queenie in EastEnders and has had supporting roles in Stranger Things, Killing Midsummer and Doctor Who.

The actress has also published several best-selling novels and is best known for her role as Miss Marple on stage.

She is married to journalist John Kelsall Parry and has one son.

In 2020, he co-starred with Jeremy Gittins in Keep It Up, playing Michael, a parish priest in the Church of England, followed by Celebrity Matters.

By Pablo