css-14iz86j-BoldText {font-weight: bold;} Actress Rosalind Knight, whose credits include early screen broadcasts and Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, has died at the age of 87 said her family

The television, film, and stage actress appeared in Carry On Teacher and Carry On Nurse in the 1950s

More recently, she played the character known as “Horrible Grandma” on the Channel 4 comedy show Friday Night Dinner

In a statement, her family said the “popular” actress who had a “glorious career” died on Saturday

Her other screen credits include Blue Murder At St Trinian’s in 1957, where she played a school girl and teacher in The Wildcats Of St Trinian’s in 1980

She also starred as retired prostitute Beryl on the BBC sitcom Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, which ran from 1999 to 2001, with Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus

Knight’s family said in their statement: “Known for so many generations for so many different roles, she will be missed as much today by the kids who howl at the Horrible Grandma at Friday Night Dinner as we are by those of us who are old enough to remember her in the early carry-on films “

Her daughters, theater director Marianne Elliott and actress Susannah Elliott, said she would be remembered for her “immense spirit and sense of fun and absolute individuality”

Italy and Ireland will join the Netherlands and Belgium, with other nations expected to follow

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