The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Frances, pictured in Boy Dominic, had a distinguished career, Her long and varied career saw her perform on stage and screen, The actress was popular with audiences for more than five decades, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Read about our approach to external linking. Please ignore rumors and hoaxes. The cause of Frances' death is yet to be confirmed. ", Actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar also wrote: "Sad to hear of the passing of #FrancesCuka always such a welcome, warm and hilarious presence in #Fridaynightdinner#ripnicegrandma. Head Topics, publish breaking news of all around the world. Your contribution is much appreciated! @TrueQanuck11: 1278) Frances Cuka, who played the loveable grandma Nelly on Friday Night Dinner, has died, aged 83. Frances Cuka, who has died age 83, had a long acting career that started when she was allowed, once a week, to bunk off school early to work on Children’s Hour. In between, she was a notable firebrand in Peter Hall’s famous 1960 season at Stratford-upon-Avon which heralded the birth of the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing with Peter O’Toole, Diana Rigg, Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter and Ian Richardson. But, unluckily, she missed out on the film of A Taste of Honey (Rita Tushingham was an overnight sensation as Jo) just as, years later, having been cast as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, the role was reassigned to Jo Warne (for only 10 episodes) before Barbara Windsor stepped in and relaunched her career so spectacularly. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. In the heady next few years she played (and sang) Becky Sharp in a musical of Vanity Fair (1962) by Robin Miller and Julian Slade that flopped at the Queen’s theatre after two months. She was a voracious reader and a dedicated gardener in the large ground floor Hampstead apartment she occupied for the past 50 years.• Frances Cuka, actor, born 21 August 1936; died 16 February 2020. Frances Cuka, who starred in the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner, has died aged 83. Toy shops move to reassure customers stock levels will be OK in lockdown, Michelle Keegan returns to Corrie set after 6 years as cast film Xmas episodes, Country to move to Level 5 as public urged to 'pull together' to save Xmas, Sinead Kennedy shares wedding snap on anniversary saying she 'loved every second', Aoibhin Garrihy's hubby John Burke reveals hotel will have to 'close its doors', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. She will always be remembered #fridaynightdinner ? Friday Night Dinner star Frances Cuka has died aged 83.
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