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Fenella Fielding dies aged 90

The stage, film and television actor had credits including Carry On Screaming

Fenella Fielding at the opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Star of the stage, screen and television Fenella Fielding has died aged 90.

Known for her on-screen roles in the likes of Carry on Screaming (1966) and Carry on Regardless (1961). Fielding began her career on the stage and in comedy revues including Pieces of Eight alongside Kenneth Williams.

Born in London in 1927, Fielding won a scholarship to study at RADA and in 1952 appeared in an amateur production alongside Ron Moody. She proceeded to make her name in the musical Valmouth.

She was made an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours.

In a statement, her spokeswoman said: "We are very sad to announce that Fenella Fielding OBE passed away this afternoon on Tuesday 11 September.

"This follows a severe stroke two weeks ago. During that time, she has been very comfortable and always looked tranquil and divine. And always wearing her eyelashes!

"Miss Fielding was an incredible talent. That voice! A unique woman, much loved by family, friends and fans. She will be missed tremendously."

Stars paid tribute to Fielding on Twitter.

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