Thursday 20 September 2018

A Room With A View actress Rosemary Leach dies ‘after a short illness’

Leach was best known for films A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day.

Rosemary Leach in The Charmer (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Rosemary Leach in The Charmer (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

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

Leach was best known for the films A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day.

She also played Grace in episodes of the 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.”

Leach, thought to be 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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